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By Lucia Sera

ISBN-10: 1932653139

ISBN-13: 9781932653137

A Boatload of Idioms provides greater than one thousand idioms, besides definitions, foundation motives (where known), pattern sentences and routines. additionally, a seek index is available as a brief reference instrument. This software is aimed toward intermediate-to-advanced ESL scholars in addition to local English audio system who are looking to enhance their language talents. as soon as idioms are simply understood, conversing English could be a «cake-walk».

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I’m just biding my time until retirement. Big cheese – an important or influential person. On Thursday, the big cheese is coming in for an important meeting. Big for one’s britches – an arrogant person with a puffedup ego. Since he won the National Book Award and got so much praise, Yuri was getting too big for his britches. Big gun – an important person; a heavyweight. He got the endorsement of a big gun like Senator Sherman from the great state of California. 30 Big deal – a big fuss; an important matter.

32 Birds of a feather flock together – a proverb which means that similar types of people like to hang around each other. I knew he was no good because his friends were known criminals, and birds of a feather flock together. Birthday suit – naked; nude. The toddler came into the living room in his birthday suit. Bit-player – a stage actor with a small part in a play; someone who plays a small role. He was found to only be a bit-player in the scams, as he only was only involved in one of the twelve heists.

After hitting that pothole, my car finally bit the dust. [To the] bitter end – to the very end. ” His wife stuck by him, even though he had cheated on her, until the bitter end. Black sheep of the family – the oddest or worst member of a family, sometimes estranged from the others. No one wanted to talk about Ben, the black sheep of the family. Blackball – to reject from an exclusive group. Dan was blackballed from the club after he was arrested. 34 Bleeding heart – an overly-sensitive person, especially as regards to the poor and downtrodden.

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