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Archive for July, 2014

Idiom of the week – Bank on something/someone

Posted by englishlessons on July 28, 2014

Definition:

be sure of something/someone

Examples:

You can bank on our support this year.

I can always bank on him to finish on time.

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Idiom of the week – Get behind something

Posted by englishlessons on July 21, 2014

Definition:

support something

Examples:

All the team members got behind the idea, and we raised lots of money for that charity.

The parents at that school got behind the idea of a stricter dress code, and the principal enacted it.

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Idiom of the week – Pick up

Posted by englishlessons on July 12, 2014

Definition:

improve

Examples:

There are signs that the economic recovery appears to be picking up.

Sales of clothing are starting to pick up as students prepare for the new school year.

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Arabic added to Idioms – Volume 3 and Idioms for Young Adults

Posted by englishlessons on July 4, 2014

Arabic added to Idioms 3 & Idioms for Young Adults
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Idiom of the week – Blow something/someone out of the water

Posted by englishlessons on July 2, 2014

Definition:

destroy or defeat something/something

Examples:

That team was so much better that they blew us out of the water in the competition.

When they first released their new smart phone, that company blew their competitors out of the water.

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