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Thursday, 17 September 2015

English Idiom You Need To Know - Part6

"I'm used to it like an eel to skinning"

Meaning:
"It's nothing new to me. I did it many times"
"talk/bore somebody's head off"

Meaning:
"to bore somebody with talking"
"not a quarter as good as .."

Meaning:
"incomparably less valuable than .."
"Jack of all trades (and master of none)"

Meaning:
"a person who can do many things (but who rather has not
reached mastery)"

"blessing in disguise"

Meaning:
"something that seemed to be very bad and turned out to be great"
"be on one's last legs"

Meaning:
"to be very tired after a lot of walking"
"mince one's words"

Meaning:
"not to speak frankly in order to be polite"
"pull a fast one"

Meaning:
"to trick somebody inconsiderately"
"push the envelope"

Meaning:
"to push things to the limit (e.g. in an attempt to achieve success)"
"sail under false colors"

Meaning:
"to pretend somebody else in order to get advantages"
"Live and learn!"

Meaning:
"No matter how much you learn, life can always surprise you!"

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