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Idiom of the week- Wear off

Posted by englishlessons on August 25, 2014

Definition:

diminish gradually in effect

Examples:

As the effect of the pain reliever wore off, her injured knee began to bother her more.

The anesthesia that the dentist used is wearing off, and the feeling is returning to my lips.

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Idiom of the week – A showstopper

Posted by englishlessons on August 19, 2014

Definition:

something that stops the progress or functioning of something

Examples:

The bug in the beta version of this software is a showstopper; we have to fix it before we can release the software.

The latest budget estimates were a showstopper for passing this legislation.

Note: “Showstopper” is a compound noun, so the stress is on the first part, “show.”

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Idiom of the week – Wind down

Posted by englishlessons on August 11, 2014

Definition:

gradually become slower and less active

Examples:

We have to wind down our production for the new product now that we are changing direction.

The board of directors approved the new plan, so it is time to wind down the development committee.

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Posted by englishlessons on August 7, 2014

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Idiom of the week- Cover all one’s bases

Posted by englishlessons on August 4, 2014

Definition:

prepare for every possibility

Examples:

He covered all his bases by reviewing both his notes and the text before the test.

She made sure she talked to each of the department heads about the change in order to cover all her bases.

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