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  • 1. IDIOMS
  • 2. What is an IDIOM?
    An idiom is a phrase where the words together have a meaning that is different from the dictionary definitions of the individual words.
    It has a meaning that is commonly understood by speakers of the language.
  • 3. Some of the most common Idioms used, are:
    Idiom 81: LOOSE YOUR COOLMeaning: Become upset
    Idiom 82: IN A TIGHT CORNERMeaning: Without any good options
    Idiom 83: A COUCH POTATOMeaning: A lazy person
    Idiom 84: TAKE ITS COURSEMeaning: A situation develops naturally
    Idiom 85: UP THE CREEKMeaning: In trouble
  • 4. Some of the most common Idioms used, are:
    Idiom 86: CROCODILE TEARSMeaning: Exaggerated of faked sympathy
    Idiom 87: WHEN IT COMES TO THE CRUNCHMeaning: When there are no more possibilities
    Idiom 88: A FAR CRY FROMMeaning: Very different from
    Idiom 89: OFF-THE-CUFFMeaning: Without research, planning or considering
    Idiom 90: CAN'T CUT ITMeaning: Cannot do it
  • 5. Some of the most common Idioms used, are:
    Idiom 91: IN THE DARKMeaning: Ignorant
    Idiom 92: A SHOT IN THE DARKMeaning: A guess
    Idiom 93: CALL IT A DAYMeaning: Stop
    Idiom 94: LATE IN THE DAYMeaning: Too late or almost too late
    Idiom 95: IN BROAD DAYLIGHTMeaning: Without trying to hide
  • 6. Some of the most common Idioms used, are:
    Idiom 96: MAKE SOMEONE'S DAYMeaning: Make someone happy
    Idiom 97: WOULDN'T BE CAUGHT DEADMeaning: That someone would never do something specific
    Idiom 98: GET A RAW DEALMeaning: Receives less than what is deserved
    Idiom 99: RUNS DEEPMeaning: Firmly established
    Idiom 100: OUT OF YOUR DEPTHMeaning: Beyond your existing knowledge or ability
  • 7. PRACTICE IDIOMS
    Exercises
  • 8. Practice IDIOMS!!
    Complete the following idiomatic expressions:
    We’ll have to leave sooner
    forward to.
    The joke was
    with fire.
    You shouldn’t play
    or later.
    as a dog.
    The teacher wanted all eyes
    on the board.
    The runner ran out
    of her lungs.
    Summer vacation is something
    I’m looking
    He was sick
    on me.
    The cheerleader screamed
    at the top
    of steam.
  • 9. Comparison with AS … AS
    NA
    rock
    healthy
    baby
    oak tree
    as cold as ice
    as deaf as a rock
    NA
    as pleased as a baby
    as healthy as an oak tree
    as clear as mud
    as black as coal