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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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Idiom of the week – Duke it out

Posted by englishlessons on April 19, 2017

Definition:

fight

Examples:

I’ve been watching as those two companies duke it out over market share.
We observed these two politicians duke it out by saying negative things about each other just before the election.

 

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Idiom of the week -Take time out

Posted by englishlessons on April 12, 2017

Definition:

Take time to rest or do something different from usual

Examples:

He took time out from his busy schedule to attend his son’s concert at school.

She tries to take some time out to relax before starting a new project.

 

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Idiom of the week – Camp out

Posted by englishlessons on April 5, 2017

Definition:

sleep outdoors, usually in a tent

Examples:

Customers were so eager to buy the new product that many camped out overnight in front of the store.

Our family enjoyed camping out in Yosemite National Park last summer.

 

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Free Trial for Read Aloud eBook with Adaptive Assessment

Posted by englishlessons on March 29, 2017

The Green Sea Turtle, the first of 45 titles in the Read Aloud eBook series with Adaptive Assessment, is now available online as a Free Trial.

Reading grade level ranges from 2-6 in this series for English language learners.

 

 

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Idiom of the week – Pull the trigger (on something)

Posted by englishlessons on March 27, 2017

Definition:

initiate something

Examples:

We decided to pull the trigger on our remodeling project, and we hired a contractor this week.
Our manager has been talking for months about hiring more engineers; I hope she pulls the trigger soon.

 

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Idiom of the week – Iron something out

Posted by englishlessons on March 20, 2017

Definition:

solve a small problem/problems

Examples:

Before we sign the contract, we just need to iron out a few more details.

The two friends had been arguing, but since they met to iron things out, they have been getting along well.

 

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Idiom of the week – Single someone/something out

Posted by englishlessons on March 13, 2017

Definition:

choose someone/something from a group for praise/criticism

Examples:

Her manager singled her out from the group to compliment her on presentation.

The CEO singled out our group of engineers to praise us for our work on the new product.

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