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Archive for March, 2015

Idiom of the week – Take a bath

Posted by englishlessons on March 30, 2015

Definition:
experience serious financial losses

Examples:

We took a bath on our last investment, so we are reluctant to invest in the stock market again.

My parents took a bath when property prices declined, so they have become more cautious about investing in real estate.

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Idiom of the week – String someone along

Posted by englishlessons on March 23, 2015

deceive someone about one’s plans or intentions

Examples:

The young man thought the girl liked him, but he found out she was just stringing him along when she stopped returning his calls.

We realized the investors were merely stringing us along until a better option emerged.

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Idiom of the week – Size up someone or something

Posted by englishlessons on March 16, 2015

form an opinion or judgement about someone or something

Examples:

The interviewer sizes up applicants by observing their responses to certain questions.

The investor sized up opportunities by doing careful research.

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