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Idiom of the week- On the heels of something

Posted by englishlessons on July 28, 2013

Definition:

soon after something

Examples:

She was having a successful year. She received the music award on the heels of a sold out concert tour.

It was a busy year for the couple. Their baby’s birth followed close on the heels of a move to a new house.

Picture it:

Picture someone following you closely, almost on your heels.

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Idiom of the week – Out of someone’s hands

Posted by englishlessons on July 1, 2013

Definition:

no longer under someone’s control

Examples:

He said he couldn’t help me. He said it was out of his hands.

It is no longer her responsibility. They took the project out of her hands last week.

Picture it:

Picture something being removed from someone’s hands.

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