idiom (n): an expression, word, or phrase that has a figurative meaning that is separate from the literal meaning or definition of the words of which it is made.
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as easy as ABC
- very easy
Learning how to use a computer is as easy as ABC for children.
- to not go to class
I decided to cut class in order to study for my geography test.
- someone who works very hard and is very enthusiastic
The young girl is an eager beaver and always comes to class before the other students.
fill in the blanks
- to supply the missing informaton about a situation.
I didn’t know what had happened at the party but Susan filled in the blanks for me.
have one's nose in a book
- to be reading a book
The boy loves to read and always has his nose in a book.
hit the books
- to begin to study hard
After relaxing all weekend I hit the books on Sunday evening.
learn (something) by heart
- to memorize something so that you can repeat it without thinking
The children learned all of the songs by heart for the school play.
pass with flying colours
- to pass something easily and with a high score
I was able to pass the science test with flying colours.
school of hard knocks
- the experience of learning about life through difficult experiences.
The girl left school at sisteen and began to learn about life at the school of hard knocks.
- the teacher's favourite student
My sister was always the teacher's pet .
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