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Archive for September, 2016

Idiom of the week – Fork over

Posted by englishlessons on September 26, 2016

Definition:

pay

Examples:

They demanded that he fork over the cash immediately.

She complained when she was asked to fork over an additional 20% for the rent due to an increase.

 

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Idiom of the week – Sit tight

Posted by englishlessons on September 9, 2016

Definition:

hold off on any action or movement for a period of time

Examples:

We decided to sit tight and not make any changes in our investments right now.

They were advised to sit tight and see what happened to interest rates in the next three months.

 

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Idiom of the week – Inch up

Posted by englishlessons on September 2, 2016

Definition:

rise incrementally

Examples:

Prices have inched up over the last year according to this graph. 

Sales of our closest competitor have inched up in the last six months.

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