English Language Lessons

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Idiom of the week – Light a fire under someone

Posted by englishlessons on September 11, 2012

Definition:

motivate someone to start sooner or move faster

Examples:

He’s behind on his part of this project. Can you light a fire under him?

This remodeling project is taking too long. If we offer the contractor a bonus to finish on time, maybe that will light a fire under him.

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