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Why do we talk about stealing someone's thunder?

Why do we talk about stealing someone's thunder? | Idioms! | Scoop.it
This idiom, defined as using the ideas devised by another person for your own advantage, has a gratifyingly literal story behind it. It is quite rare for (RT @Shawnanana1: “@OxfordWords: This is brilliant.
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Horsing around

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Idiom: "horsing around"
Example:Mariela:  Minami, you really should pay more attention in your Idioms class. I don’t think you pay attention in class, you are always horsing around.Minami: Horsing around?
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Learn from natural English conversation – Travel stories

Learn from natural English conversation – Travel stories | Idioms! | Scoop.it
This episode we’re all here sharing our favourite stories from some of our journeys abroad.
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hit the ceiling

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hit the ceiling or hit the roof  {v. phr.},  {slang}
To become violently angry; go into a rage.
When Elaine came home at three in the morning, her father hit the ceiling.
Bob hit the roof when Joe teased him.
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ELLs and Their Peers: What They Teach Each Other in the Classroom

ELLs and Their Peers: What They Teach Each Other in the Classroom | Idioms! | Scoop.it
A group of researchers at the University of Virginia will study how the social interactions between ELLs and their fluent English-speaking peers in mainstream classrooms impact learning.
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Idioms to Learn Today

Idioms to Learn Today | Idioms! | Scoop.it
Learn/refresh your knowledge against this set!
Then check yourself by running flashcard test by definitions or by descriptions.
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To Be Floored

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Idiom: “to be floored” Meaning:  To shocked, surprised, or overwhelmed by something
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Jenny: Hey, Johnny! Did you hear that Jane and Craig are getting a divorced?
Johnny:  No, I haven't heard that.
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To Be Swamped

Idiom: “to be swamped”
Meaning:  To be overwhelmed with a great amount of work or obligations
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Jackie: I’m so tired! I think I’ve been up for about 48 hours.
Johnny:  Oh, no. Why haven’t you been sleeping?
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Get the word out

If you get the word out, you inform or let people or the public know about something.
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take off

take off  {v. phr.}
1a. To leave fast; depart suddenly; run away.
The dog took off after a rabbit.
Compare: LIGHT OUT.
1b.  {informal}
To go away; leave.
The six boys got into the car and took off for the drug store.
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Keep under wraps

New Entry: 'Keep under wraps' has just been added to the Idioms area of UsingEnglish.com.
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To Wrap Your Head Around Something

To Wrap Your Head Around Something | Idioms! | Scoop.it
Context #1
John: Can you believe that young Japanese pitcher Tanaka signed a $250 million contract with the Yankees?Tom: I know!
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Foggiest idea

If you don't have the foggiest idea, you don't know or understand anything at all. ('Foggiest notion' is laso used.)
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not to touch (something) with a ten-foot pole

not to touch (something) with a ten-foot pole {v. phr.}
To consider something completely undesirable or uninteresting.
Some people won't touch spinach with a ten-foot pole.
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Learning a New Language at Any Age Helps the Brain

Learning a New Language at Any Age Helps the Brain | Idioms! | Scoop.it
Learning a second language -- whether during infancy, childhood or the teen years -- may improve a person's thinking skills, a new study suggests.
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If the idiom fits, wear it - Richmond News

If the idiom fits, wear it - Richmond News | Idioms! | Scoop.it
If the idiom fits, wear it
Richmond News
Defined as an expression peculiar to a language, idiom has its origins in the Greek word "idioma," meaning peculiarity.
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Three Surprising Ways to Use Technology to Learn a Language

Three Surprising Ways to Use Technology to Learn a Language | Idioms! | Scoop.it
This article is by Katharine B. Nielson, the chief education officer at Voxy, a language-learning company based in New York City.
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Being Bilingual Is Good for Your Brain - Fusion

Being Bilingual Is Good for Your Brain - Fusion | Idioms! | Scoop.it
Fusion
Being Bilingual Is Good for Your Brain
Fusion
California, for instance, is now home to an explosion of dual-language immersion programs, where 5-year-olds learn in Italian and Japanese.

Via Dr. Kathleen Contreras
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Learn from natural English conversation – Money

Learn from natural English conversation – Money | Idioms! | Scoop.it
Every place on earth has some sort of money system, but everyone does it a little bit differently. Listen to this episode where Harp and Andrew talk about their experiences with money in Canada.
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Grammar Guru

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Phrasal Verbs! A phrasal verb is a verb that has two parts: a verb and a participle. A participle looks like a preposition but acts differently. Particles change the meaning of the verb. For exampl...
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Spread the word

If you spreqad the word, you tell people or the public about something.
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5 Phrasal Verbs with HOLD - hold on, hold against, hold in...

http://www.engvid.com/ Phrasal verbs are an important part of speaking English fluently. In this lesson, I look at FIVE common and useful phrasal verbs with ...
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etymology - Idiom: in my neck of the woods, AmE - English ...

etymology - Idiom: in my neck of the woods, AmE - English ... | Idioms! | Scoop.it
Idiom: in my neck of the woods, AmE. The meaning of this expression is: in the region where I live. Once I tried to find out how a word meaning a part of the body can develop an expression where it means region.
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The Grammarphobia Blog: Taking candy from a baby

The Grammarphobia Blog: Taking candy from a baby | Idioms! | Scoop.it
A: The Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms says “like taking candy from a baby” means “extremely easy.” The dictionary gives this example: “Selling my mother something I made is like taking candy from a baby—she ...
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Learn from natural English conversation – An interview with Roberto

Learn from natural English conversation – An interview with Roberto | Idioms! | Scoop.it
In this episode, we interview Roberto, a Canadian who partly grew up in Trinidad and Tobago, spent 10 years in the Canadian Armed Forces, and is now known as the Vegan Yoga Dude.
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Latest Idiom "Brand New" 26th February 2014

Latest Idiom "Brand New" 26th February 2014 | Idioms! | Scoop.it
"Brand New" When something is described as Brand New it is recently new - either straight off the production line or the person has recently brought it. Eg "Have you seen Carol's Brand New Audi A5?...
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