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Archive for June, 2016

Idiom of the week – Gang up on someone

Posted by englishlessons on June 29, 2016

Definition:

Join a group to criticize or persuade someone

Examples:

His friends ganged up on him and persuaded him to go along with idea.

Politicians from the opposing party ganged up on the speaker and shouted him down.

 

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Idiom of the week – Be put out

Posted by englishlessons on June 23, 2016

Definition:

be annoyed or irritated

Examples:

She was put out that he arrived late for their date.

Her friend was put out when she did not show up at her party.

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Idiom of the week – A head start

Posted by englishlessons on June 13, 2016

Definition:

the advantage gained in an activity by starting before others

Examples:

They let the youngest children begin the race a few minutes ahead of the older ones to give them a head start.

Interning at the company over the summer while he was still at the university, gave him a head start over the other new hires.

 

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Idiom of the week – Take someone up on something

Posted by englishlessons on June 4, 2016

Definition:

Accept an offer or invitation that someone has made

Examples:

After thinking it over, he decided to take his friend up on the job offer.

She took her friend up on his offer to teach her to code.

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