Lucia Sera's A Boatload of Idioms: Over a thousand English expressions PDF

By Lucia Sera

ISBN-10: 1932653139

ISBN-13: 9781932653137

A Boatload of Idioms offers greater than 1000 idioms, in addition to definitions, foundation factors (where known), pattern sentences and workouts. additionally, a seek index is obtainable as a short reference software. This application is geared toward intermediate-to-advanced ESL scholars in addition to local English audio system who are looking to enhance their language talents. as soon as idioms are simply understood, conversing English could be a «cake-walk».

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1. The kid was running in the supermarket and bumoed into an elderly lady. 2. I bumped into an old friend at the bank yesterday. Bundle of nerves – a description of someone who is very anxious. Before her big test, Marie was a bundle of nerves. Burn a hole in one’s pocket – to be consumed with the desire to spend the money one has. Julia got her paycheck on Thursday, and it was burning a whole in her pocket by Friday. 46 Burn one’s bridges behind one – to cut off one’s way to retreat, making a change of plans impossible.

His wife stuck by him, even though he had cheated on her, until the bitter end. Black sheep of the family – the oddest or worst member of a family, sometimes estranged from the others. No one wanted to talk about Ben, the black sheep of the family. Blackball – to reject from an exclusive group. Dan was blackballed from the club after he was arrested. 34 Bleeding heart – an overly-sensitive person, especially as regards to the poor and downtrodden. Her bleeding heart wouldn’t let her to walk by a beggar without giving him a dollar.

Butterfingers – one who drops things or is careless, clumsy. Don’t ask Joanne to carry that vas,e because she is a butterfingers. Butterflies in one’s stomach – to be very nervous. Jeremy had butterflies in his stomach when he got ready to ask Gretchen to marry him. Buttinski/ buttinsky – an inquisitive, nosy person; a busybody. Mrs. Pasternak always asks personal questions about everyone, and the neighbors regard her as a buttinski. Button one’s lip – to keep one’s mouth shut; keep a secret. I’ll tell you my secret if you promise to button your lip!

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