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Do you like learning English idioms? Let's share if you want to.

on Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:18 pm
Learning English idioms is what I really like, but I can remember some idioms. hahaha I want to share my new idiom that I learn today. This is 'On tenter hooks.'
Its meaning is similar to anxiety or worry. Example sentence: I've been on tenter hooks all weeks waiting for the result of the final examination.

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on Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:12 am
I have just learnt a new one. It's is ''go pear-shaped''. It means than your plan is go wrong or it's fails. For example, I planed to visit some places with my friend, but I got sick. I would say 'Our plan went pear-shaped' because of my illness. It means my plan is failed.
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on Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:03 am
Yes, I do.
Learning idioms make me get in different means.
I want to share an easy idiom “in the nick of time”.
This idiom means like rush hour/time.

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on Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:53 pm
No,I don’t.
I don’t like to learn lol.
Just kidding!

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on Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:56 pm
Here are ten English idioms that I want to share;
1. Piece of cake – easy.

2. Costs an arm and a leg – It would be a strange world we lived in if buying that fancy shiny purse literally required us to chop off our body parts to give as tribute to the Louis Vuitton gods. When something costs an arm and a leg it actually means that something is very expensive.

3. Break a leg – good luck.

4. Hit the books – go to read.

5. Let the cat out of the bag – to disclose a secret that was supposed to be kept, well, as a secret.
6. Hit the nail on the head – This idiom has to do with doing or saying something that is precisely right.

7. When pigs fly – This idiom basically means that something will never happen, like fat little pink mammals soaring toward the sun!

8. You can’t judge a book by its cover – It means that you should not decide upon something based just on outward appearances.

9. Bite off more than you can chew – Imagine your waiter brings you the biggest juiciest hamburger from your favorite American restaurant. In your hunger, you grab it quickly and take a giant bite out of it. Unfortunately, the bite you’ve taken is too big, and you end up looking like an idiot trying to shove this bite down your throat while drinking water and trying not to choke. That is the most literal sense of the meaning, but in general it just means to attempt to take on a task that is too much for you to handle.

10. Scratch someone’s back – We all know how difficult it is to scratch that itch on your back that your hand just aren’t flexible enough to reach, so why would you want to scratch some random person’s smelly back? Because if you do, they may eventually be willing to scratch your own smelly back when you need it! What this idiom means is to help someone out with the assumption that they will return the favor in the future!

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on Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:35 pm
There are many English idioms used often in our daily life such as hang in there, under the weather, stab someone in the back, and so on.
But my most favorite idiom is "hang in there" which means "do not give up"
Learning idiom is very beneficial, but I need a lot of practice in order to use it fluently.
I love learning idiom.

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on Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:14 pm
No, I don't like.
It's hard to understand for me.
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on Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:10 pm
Yes, knowing idioms makes reading tasks get easier. I know a little but nothing new or wow enough to share.

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on Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:25 pm
Yes, I do. My all-time favorite idiom is "Be my guest", it's about make yourself relax like you're home.


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on Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:01 pm
Yes, I like leaning the new thing as idiom English. Last week I went to 180 degrees student center and I learned some idioms from Bible book.
Such as 'One in the blue moon' it means happy very rarely. And 'Be glad to see the back of' it means to be happy when a person leaves.
Both idioms are great meaning that I learned from the center.
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on Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:31 pm
Yes, I do.
I started to learn about an idiom since I was in high school.
The very first idiom that I interested is,
"Face the music" means accepting things that had happened.

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