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Idiom of the week – Look under the hood

Posted by englishlessons on March 23, 2012

Definition:

examine the details

Examples:

Before you invest in this company, you should look under the hood and find out more about their products and sales revenue.
We found out which companies were supplying components in that new tablet by looking under the hood.

Picture it:
Lift the hood of a car and examine the engine

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