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the Idiom of today

Post by Big brother on Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:12 pm

The idioms are very important parts of speech , because they allow the user of language to develop the language, and this my first idiom:

the idiom:Don't ask Tina to keep a secret: she's a real bigmouth .


funtion: (= someone who talks a lot and is unable tokeep anything secret). We can also say a blabbermouth.


what's yours?!!!!!!!!!

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Post by Guest on Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:47 pm

I will tell you one Mr.big brother, I heard it from my reading teacher, it says "I'm in the pig's peek", the teacher explain it as "I'm very happy", it looks unacceptable, what do you think? Shocked

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Post by w_ch on Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:41 pm

I have one too and it goes like this...

Roger fell to pieces when his mother died.

It means...he became emotionaly upset and sad.
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Post by Big brother on Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:03 pm

to get on like a house on fire

example: Candy ad I get on like a house on fire.



i.e To be very friendly with each other.

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Post by Guest on Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:25 am


  • She/he has got it bad:an expression or rather an idiom used to discribe somebody who is deeply in love.

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Post by Nacerpro on Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:24 pm

May be this can add something
http://www.usingenglish.com/reference/idioms/
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Post by Guest on Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:39 pm

LIKE AMERICAN said i get mad means i am angry to much

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Post by w_ch on Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:56 am

to take someone's thunder...

It means To take the credit for something someone else did.
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Post by the youth on Sun Jun 14, 2009 3:43 pm

If w-ch allows me to correct it i'd say..To steal someone's thunder..
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Post by w_ch on Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:29 pm

the youth...I think it's the same thing.I heard it from a "very reliable" source.
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Post by w_ch on Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:35 pm

Get Your Walking Papers...

It means to get fired from your a job
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Post by Big brother on Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:45 pm

Not by a long shot/chalk

example: The team performance wasn't great as the previous one- not by along shot .

i.e: not in any way

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Post by w_ch on Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:59 pm

I've got another one...

A Piece of Cake:
ex:English Literature's exam was a piece of cake...
It means:the exam was very eassy.
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Post by the youth on Sun Jun 21, 2009 2:33 pm

A big shot
He's a big shot..means he's a very important man or of a high rank.
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Post by w_ch on Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:12 am

Jack Hit the road very early today


It means... he started his journey very early today
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Post by Guest on Thu Jul 02, 2009 3:46 am

a little bird told me
If someone doesn't want to say where they got some information from, he can say that a little bird told him.
If you will
'If you will' is used as a way of making a concession in a sentence: He wasn't a very honest person, a liar if you will. Here, it is used a way of accepting that the reader or listener might think of the person as a liar, but without commit the writer or speaker to that position fully.

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Post by w_ch on Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:03 am

I know I can walk tall because I'm innocent

It means...There is no reason to be afraid
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Post by Peacemaker on Sat Aug 15, 2009 5:24 pm

Give it a shot : to try something

Ex: You can't solve this problem ! Let me give it a shot .
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Post by the youth on Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:28 pm

It is a long shot

means it is something not to be easily achieved
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Post by Ezinma on Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:11 am

At the end of your tether : (UK) If you are at the end of your tether, you are at the limit of your patience or endurance.

At the end of your rope : (USA) If you are at the end of your rope, you are at the limit of your patience or endurance.
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Post by Clear-headed on Thu Aug 20, 2009 6:37 pm

Be/do something for one's sins.

Example: Q: "Are you a historian?"
A: "Yes,for my sins!"

To be or to do something for your sins means that you consider it as a punishment.
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Post by Clear-headed on Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:49 am

Hide your light under a bushle
Example:Your the best artist but you hide your light under a bushle
The ideom means that you don't let people know that you are good at something.
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Post by w_ch on Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:17 am

To hit the road

It means to leave
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Post by Butterfly on Sat Sep 12, 2009 1:31 am

PLAY IT COOL = NEVER MIND IT'LL BE OKEY
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Post by Clear-headed on Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:59 pm

Hi,
to be up the creek= to be in a diffecult situation.
Example: I've been up the creek with my car.
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