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Vocab Academic Idioms Starting with C and D

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Vocab Academic Idioms Starting with C and D

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Here are some C and D idioms that can be used in academic writing and may be seen in academic texts. Brief practice included. Created by Coleman's Classroom.

Here are some C and D idioms that can be used in academic writing and may be seen in academic texts. Brief practice included. Created by Coleman's Classroom.

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Vocab Academic Idioms Starting with C and D

  1. 1. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Academic Idioms
  2. 2. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Cast Pearls Before Swine Give something precious to the unappreciative Comes from the Christian Bible, Matthew 7:16
  3. 3. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Champ at the Bit To be impatient Comes from horses not liking their bridle bits.
  4. 4. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Choice of Rotten Apples Have few or no good choices Comes from Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew
  5. 5. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Creature Comforts Luxurious Possessions Phrase originated in the 1600s.
  6. 6. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Crocodile Tears Fake sympathy or grief for nefarious reasons Comes from a story about a crocodile using tears to trap and then eat the unwary.
  7. 7. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Damn with Faint Praise Shallow Praise so weak it’s not really praise at all Comes from Greek Philosophers
  8. 8. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Dead in the Water Not Going Anywhere Comes from sailing when boat can’t move from lack of wind.
  9. 9. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Doubting Thomas Habitual Disbeliever Comes from Christian Bible, John 20:24-29
  10. 10. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Acting as Devil’s Advocate Taking the opposite side of a position for the sake of argument Comes from Catholic Church
  11. 11. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Let’s Practice incorrect correct
  12. 12. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Sometimes I act as a devil’s advocate in class so my students can understand another side of the issue. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  13. 13. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Sometimes I act as a devil’s advocate in class so my students can understand another side of the issue. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  14. 14. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net When you give out all your personal details online, you are casting your pearls before swine. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  15. 15. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net When you give out all your personal details online, you are casting your pearls before swine. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  16. 16. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net She believes everything she reads on the Internet is true. She is such a Doubting Thomas! Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  17. 17. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net She believes everything she reads on the Internet is true. She is such a Doubting Thomas! Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  18. 18. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net She believes nothing she reads on the Internet is true. She is such a Doubting Thomas! Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  19. 19. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Don’t believe his crocodile tears about letting you go. He is only concerned with his own bottom line. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  20. 20. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Don’t believe his crocodile tears about letting you go. He is only concerned with his own bottom line. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  21. 21. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net I am making such progress with my new book so far this year! I am really dead in the water right now. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  22. 22. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net I am making such progress with my new book so far this year! I am really dead in the water right now. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  23. 23. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net I am making such little progress with my new book so far this year! I am really dead in the water right now. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  24. 24. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net I forgot my paper was due this morning! I can either not submit it or turn in a terrible draft. What a choice of rotten apples! Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  25. 25. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net I forgot my paper was due this morning! I can either not submit it or turn in a terrible draft. What a choice of rotten apples! Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  26. 26. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net My boss just gave me the best compliment. She is really damming me with faint praise right now. I am surely going to get that promotion! Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  27. 27. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net My boss just gave me the best compliment. She is really damming me with faint praise right now. I am surely going to get that promotion! Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  28. 28. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net My boss just gave me the lamest compliment. She is really damming me with faint praise right now. I am never going to get that promotion! Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  29. 29. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net I can’t save any money because I like my creature comforts too much! Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  30. 30. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net I can’t save any money because I like my creature comforts too much! Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  31. 31. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net My students enjoy writing so much that they are always champing at the bit to leave class. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  32. 32. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net My students enjoy writing so much that they are always champing at the bit to leave class. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  33. 33. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net My students enjoy writing so much that they are never champing at the bit to leave class. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  34. 34. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net For More Information Email Mrs. C ccoleman@clmn.net Visit Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net

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