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Archive for July, 2017

Idiom of the week – Free Rein

Posted by englishlessons on July 25, 2017

Definition:

freedom to say or do things the way you want to

Examples:


My manager gives us free rein to set our work schedules as long as deadlines are met.

Over the summer, we had free rein to explore the island near my grandparent’s house.


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Pull one’s weight

Posted by englishlessons on July 18, 2017

Definition:

do one’s fair share of work

Examples:


That new employee needs to pull his weight pretty soon, or we may have to let him go.


Pulling one’s weight is important when one works in a small team with tight deadlines.


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Stand up to something/someone

Posted by englishlessons on July 11, 2017

Definition:

hold one’s position in the face of a challenge

Examples:


I admire her; she stood up to them and risked losing her job.


Standing up for his beliefs gained him the respect of his colleagues.
 

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