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By Edward Swick

ISBN-10: 0764108077

ISBN-13: 9780764108075

ISBN-10: 0764180878

ISBN-13: 9780764180873

ESL scholars taking intermediate-level classes will locate this publication a worthy complement to their school room textbook. simply as very important, they are going to see it as a competent consultant to the intricacies of idiomatic American English. Why, in any case, may still a newcomer to the English language be anticipated to make experience out of such words as get at the ball...make a beeline...have a bone to choose? those and dozens extra words are defined, "translated" into extra formal English, and repeated in quite a few contexts.

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Mom was finally fed up with the behavior of her neighbor's dog and called the police. 45 To Feel Like This phrase has nothing to do with feelings. It is used in place of to wish. Note that it is usually followed by a gerund (going, walking, buying). Do you feel like taking a walk? I really don't feel like arguing about this again. 46 To Fire (Someone) This verb is used to say that someone is being discharged or losing his job. html (1 of 2) [12/30/2007 12:47:02 PM] Document Bill came late to work again and was fired.

Can't you keep this information in mind for just one day? html (2 of 2) [12/30/2007 12:47:05 PM] Document Page 16 70 To Keep in Touch (With) This phrase means to maintain communication with someone whether by telephone, letter, or other means. After you move to New York, please keep in touch. I've kept in touch with my friends in Mexico for five years. A PHRASE JUST FOR FUN TO PULL SOMEONE'S LEG This unusual phrase has nothing to do with the physical pulling of anyone's leg. It really means to tease someone or to joke with someone.

I just can't get over Grandmother's death. I loved her so much. 53 The Gift of Gab Use this idiom when you want to say that someone is a very talented speaker or has the ability to convince others of what he or she believes. Anna has the gift of gab. She was able to talk the policeman out of the traffic ticket. You should be a car salesman. You really have the gift of gab. 54 On the Go This phrase is usually used in place of busy and in a hurry. John is always rushing somewhereto work, then to school, then home again.

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