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To Wrap Your Head Around Something

To Wrap Your Head Around Something | Idioms! | Scoop.it
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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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Put the brakes on

When you put the brakes on, you are blocking someone's activities, or causing someone to stop doing something.
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All bets are off

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Idiom: All bets are off Meaning: An agreement that was decided on before is no longer valid. This is usually said when someone breaks your trust or does something to hurt your feelings.
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Phrasal Verbs in Daily English Conversations

In this English lesson, you will learn how to use certain phrasal verbs in common daily conversations. The two dialogues contain several verbs with the prepo...
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An American English idiom for "die of happiness" - English ...

An American English idiom for "die of happiness" - English ... | Idioms! | Scoop.it
The phrase appears to be about 100 years old in English. The questioner might want to compare the frequency of the two expressions in both English and Russian although I am not sure how large the Russian corpus is at ...
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Learn from natural English conversation – She just swept it under the rug

Learn from natural English conversation – She just swept it under the rug | Idioms! | Scoop.it
Have you ever done something that you wanted to forget about, and hoped that everyone else would forget about it too? If so, then you wanted to sweep it under the rug.
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Demand Grows for Classes in English Slang - Voice of America

Demand Grows for Classes in English Slang - Voice of America | Idioms! | Scoop.it
Demand Grows for Classes in English Slang Voice of America LOS ANGELES — Many people who learn English as a second language think they have a good grasp of it until they watch an American TV show or speak to someone from the United States and...
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Do's and Don'ts When Using Idioms | GM English Learning

Do's and Don'ts When Using Idioms | GM English Learning | Idioms! | Scoop.it
Idioms are a great way of showing creativity and mastery of the language. The English language has around 5000 idiomatic expressions and around 7000 if you count expressions from the U.S., New-Zealand, Australia and so ...
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eat one's cake and have it too

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eat one's cake and have it too {v. phr.}
To use or spend something and still keep it; have both when you must choose one of two things. Often used in negative sentences.
Roger can't make up his mind whether to go to college or get a job.
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The trouble with idioms | English Interpreters Cooperative

The trouble with idioms | English Interpreters Cooperative | Idioms! | Scoop.it
Given the links between many European languages that have resulted from hundreds of years of parallel development, some idioms can be directly translated from one language into another. Let's take the common saying, ...
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Idioms and proverbs using numbers exercise

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Exercise using numbers with idioms and proverbs. Write the correct number into the blank spaces for each sentence.

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Learning Basic English's curator insight, May 11, 2013 2:52 AM

Exercise using numbers with idioms and proverbs. Write the correct number into the blank spaces for each sentence.

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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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10 GET Phrasal Verbs: get down, get off, get through, get up, get away...

http://www.engvid.com Get through this lesson without getting down. Phrasal verbs with GET are very common and popular in everyday speech. In this lesson we ...
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get up on the wrong side of the bed

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get up on the wrong side of the bed {v. phr.}, {informal}
To awake with a bad temper.
Henry got up on the wrong side of the bed and wouldn't eat breakfast.
The man went to bed very late and got up on the wrong side of the bed.
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Learning a Language with Idioms | - BEBC blog - WordPress.com

Learning a Language with Idioms | - BEBC blog - WordPress.com | Idioms! | Scoop.it
Learning a language can be complicated, especially with the use of Idioms. After you can conjugate verbs, and know a lot of words, you may still have difficulty speaking the language with native users.
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Idioms from the Kitchen – Learn American English

Idioms from the Kitchen – Learn American English | Idioms! | Scoop.it
I love to cook and I love to eat, so I would like to share two idioms that come from the kitchen with you today. “From the frying pan into the fire” and “If you can't stand the heat, get […]
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8 American Sports Idioms Brits Won't Understand - Anglophenia

8 American Sports Idioms Brits Won't Understand - Anglophenia | Idioms! | Scoop.it
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In America the sports idiom is a popular and effective way of getting your point figuratively across without having to literally say what you mean.
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behind the times

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behind the times {adj. phr.}
Using things not in style; still following old ways; old-fashioned.
Johnson's store is behind the times.
The science books of 30 years ago are behind the times now.
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Straight outta ESL class: learning English by learning slang - Public Radio International

Straight outta ESL class: learning English by learning slang - Public Radio International | Idioms! | Scoop.it
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Straight outta ESL class: learning English by learning slang
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In many foreign countries, English classes start as early as pre-school.
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Idioms – as clear as mud? | Oxford University Press

Idioms – as clear as mud? | Oxford University Press | Idioms! | Scoop.it
In this post, she looks at some of the weird and wonderful idioms in the English language. Idioms are ... Challenge: For extra bonus points, can you tell us which English idiom the image above refers to?
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a hell of

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a hell of a or one hell of a {adj.} or {adv. phr.}, {informal}
Extraordinary; very.
He made a hell of a shot during the basketball game.
Max said seven months was a hell of a time to have to wait for a simple visa.
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A list of body parts idioms from A to Z with meanings

A list of body parts idioms from A to Z with meanings | Idioms! | Scoop.it
List of human body parts idioms from A to Z. What each one means and how to use in a sentence.

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Learning Basic English's curator insight, May 8, 2013 6:57 PM

List of human body parts idioms from A to Z. What each one means and how to use in a sentence

Jennifer Shackles's curator insight, June 20, 2013 8:43 AM

This site has a large list of idioms by different topics.

 

Global 21 Idiomas's curator insight, November 21, 2013 4:41 AM

Idioms are at the heart of a language. Here you have a list of idiomatic expressions using body parts.