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sábado, 28 de setembro de 2013

Idioms as easy as ABC...

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.

cut class

- to not go to class

I decided to cut class in order to study for my geography test.

eager beaver

- 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.

teacher's pet

- the teacher's favourite student

My sister was always the teacher's pet .

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