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Archive for September, 2015

Idiom of the week – Zero in (on)

Posted by englishlessons on September 27, 2015

Definition:

focus directly on someone or something

Examples:

During the past week, detectives have begun to zero in on one suspect.

Auditors plan to zero in on this budget item.

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Idiom of the week – Blurt out

Posted by englishlessons on September 21, 2015

Definition:

speak suddenly without thinking

Examples:

It was supposed to be a surprise, but she just blurted it out.

In an unguarded moment, he blurted out the secret.

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Idiom of the week – Ease up/Ease off

Posted by englishlessons on September 8, 2015

Definition:

diminish or lessen in intensity or pressure

Examples:

We are hoping our busy work schedule will ease up soon.

I think our coach is demanding too much of us; I think he should ease off a bit.

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