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Archive for October, 2014

Idiom of the week – Wrap one’s head around something

Posted by englishlessons on October 27, 2014

Definition:

fully understand something

Examples:

I’m having trouble wrapping my head around the big changes in our direction as a company.

It will take some time for me to wrap my head around these new procedures.

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Idiom of the week – Come clean with someone about something

Posted by englishlessons on October 20, 2014

Definition:

tell the truth about something you’ve tried to hide

Examples:

He decided it was time to come clean with her about his previous relationships.

I can’t trust you unless you come clean with me about your past.

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Idiom of the week – Skeleton in the closet

Posted by englishlessons on October 13, 2014

Definition:

a secret source of embarrassment or shame

Examples:

She hesitated to run for political office because of the skeletons in her closet.

We’re looking for candidates who don’t have any skeletons in their closets.

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Idiom of the week – Write something/someone off

Posted by englishlessons on October 6, 2014

Definition:

give up on something or someone

Examples:

That new company may surprise you. Don’t be so quick to write them off .

It’s too soon to decide whether that entrepreneur will become successful; we shouldn’t write him off yet.

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