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Archive for January, 2016

Idiom of the week – Double down on something

Posted by englishlessons on January 20, 2016

Definition:

Increase an investment of effort/money in something that some people consider risky

Examples:

That company decided to double down on their investment in the new technology.


The entrepreneur doubled down on his investment in a new business.

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Idiom of the week – Pony up

Posted by englishlessons on January 12, 2016

Definition:

Pay money, especially to settle an account

Examples:

That small company will have to pony up the money to pay off their loan this year.


The cost of borrowing is rising, so we decided to pony up the sum required to pay off our credit card.

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Start off the New Year with Idioms in English – Phrasal Verbs

Posted by englishlessons on January 4, 2016

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“Phrasal verbs like slip up and map something out are tricky because usually the meaning cannot be understood by looking up the individual words in a dictionary,” said the author, Kathy L. Hans.


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Idioms in English – Phrasal Verbs is unique because the stories using the idioms in context focus on upcoming Olympic Games. So you can improve your idiomatic vocabulary while learning a little about the history of the sports and the host cities.

Idioms in English- Phrasal Verbs

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