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Archive for July, 2016

Idiom of the week – Stand pat

Posted by englishlessons on July 24, 2016

Definition:

hold to one’s position or opinion

Examples:

Despite efforts to persuade her to change her mind, she stood pat on her decision.

His friends tried to to convince him to lower his price, but he is standing pat.

 

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Idiom of the week -On the mend

Posted by englishlessons on July 11, 2016

Definition:

improving 

Examples:

He’s had a serious illness, but he is on the mend.

The discussions between the countries went well; I think their relationship is on the mend.

 

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