By Lucia Sera
A Boatload of Idioms provides greater than one thousand idioms, besides definitions, starting place reasons (where known), pattern sentences and workouts. additionally, a seek index is out there as a brief reference software. This software is aimed toward intermediate-to-advanced ESL scholars in addition to local English audio system who are looking to increase their language skills. as soon as idioms are simply understood, talking English could be a «cake-walk».
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Bring home the bacon – to make a living. He may be lazy with housework, but at least he brings home the bacon. Bring up to date – to update on a situation. I’ve been away for a week, so please bring me up to date on the progress of the project. Bring something to light – to make something known, usually which had been covered up or unknown. We had no idea that there was abuse going on until the interview brought it to light. 44 Bronx cheer – a jeer meant to deride, made in contempt. When the disgraced mayor resigned, the gallery gave him the old Bronx cheer.
The] birds and the bees – making babies; human reproduction. I found out about the birds and the bees at age 10. 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.
The newspaper reported that the man was going to call girls and paying for it with company money. Call in on the carpet – to reprimand; get in trouble with a parent, boss or spouse. This comes from the days when the only person in the company to have a carpet was the boss. After Celia took a 3-hour lunch, she was called in on the carpet by the floor manager. 52 Call it a day/night – to end working/playing; to stop and be content with the progress made on work thus far. The firefighters spent hours trying to rescue the house but finally decided to call it a day.