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Idiom of the week – Let someone off the hook

Posted by englishlessons on October 24, 2017

Definition:

Let someone out of a difficult situation or let someone avoid doing something unpleasant

Examples:


I asked him to make a presentation, but he was so nervous about it that I let him off the hook and chose someone else to present.

I am relieved that my manager let me off the hook and gave the new project to someone else.

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Posted by englishlessons on October 16, 2017

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Idiom of the week – Blow through something

Posted by englishlessons on September 20, 2017

Definition:

Use up/consume

Examples:


That start-up blew through the first round of funding in less than a year.

He blew through his inheritance so quickly that it surprised everyone.

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Idiom of the week – Get a handle on something

Posted by englishlessons on August 8, 2017

Definition:

Get control or understanding of something

Examples:


I feel more comfortable after doing some research as I am getting a handle on some of the issues.

This is a new area for him, and he doesn’t have a handle on it yet.

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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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Idiom of the week – Jump ship

Posted by englishlessons on June 15, 2017

Definition:

desert or defect


Examples:


When that company announced their financial loses, many high level employees jumped ship and went to work for competitors.


I hope our best employees don’t jump ship when they hear about the reduced bonuses this year.

 

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Idiom of the week – Tapped out

Posted by englishlessons on June 5, 2017

Definition:

out of money

Examples:

He cannot continue to invest in this business; he’s tapped out.

We have to find some new funding resources before ours are tapped out.

 

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Idiom of the week – a Windfall

Posted by englishlessons on May 17, 2017

Definition:

an amount of money that you receive unexpectedly

Examples

When his great aunt died, he was surprised to find she left her house to him in her will; it was a windfall.
The extra dividend from the stock was an unexpected windfall.

 

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Idiom of the week – a Tipping point

Posted by englishlessons on May 12, 2017

Definition:

the critical point in a situation or process beyond which an unstoppable change happens

Examples:

Scientists say we are at an environmental tipping point where inaction will have dire consequences for the planet.

We have reached a tipping point in terms of infrastructure where growth may overwhelm this town if it is not carefully managed.

 

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Idiom of the week – Dole something out

Posted by englishlessons on May 1, 2017

Definition:

distribute something in small amounts

Examples:

That company is careful about spending money; they only dole it out in special circumstances.

There was not a lot of food, so their mother doled out the portions carefully.

 

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