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Archive for August, 2016

Idiom of the week – Follow suit

Posted by englishlessons on August 22, 2016

Definition:

behave as someone else has behaved

Examples:

The English instructor started having quizzes every Friday, and the math instructor followed suit.

That company offered a discount, and other companies followed suit and offered discounts of their own.

 

 

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Idiom of the week – Gain ground/Lose ground

Posted by englishlessons on August 15, 2016

Definition:

become more or less successful

Examples:

That company has gained ground in the marketplace with their new product releases.

We did not invest in research and development, so we are losing ground to our competitors.

 

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