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Idiom of the week – Spell it out

Posted by englishlessons on July 17, 2015

explain something clearly; explain something in detail*

*this phrasal verb can also mean literally spelling out a message with letters

Examples:

I’m not exactly sure what you want me to do here; I need you to spell it out for me.

She didn’t get my hint, so I had to spell it out for her.

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