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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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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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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 – 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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Idiom of the week – Lash out

Posted by englishlessons on January 14, 2017

Definition:

Attack with words

Examples:

When he is upset, he lashes out with rude comments in a text message.

When she is angry, she will lash out and scream at people.

 

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Idiom of the week – Hit someone up for something

Posted by englishlessons on January 5, 2017

Definition:

Ask someone for something

Examples:

My co-worker has money problems; he hit me up for a loan last week.

When their son calls from school, he often hits them up for extra money.

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Idiom of the week – Double back

Posted by englishlessons on December 26, 2016

Definition:

Turn around and go back in the direction you just came from

Examples:

We missed the turn, so we doubled back to look for the sign.

She ran ahead of the group, but doubled back when she saw that the youngest needed help.

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Idiom of the week – Mull over something

Posted by englishlessons on October 31, 2016

Definition:

think about something seriously over a period of time

Examples:

I’m not ready to make a decision about this right away; give me some time to mull it over.

Their lawyers are mulling over the latest offer in the negotiations.

 

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Idiom of the week – Hunker down

Posted by englishlessons on October 24, 2016

Definition:

Not do things that may be risky

Examples:

That company didn’t spend a lot of money last quarter; they hunkered down and saved their cash.

We decided not to buy a bigger house; we are hunkering down until the economy improves.

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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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