Brain idioms (2)

idioms brain 2   brain trust (a group of people with special knowledge): He is a member of the president’s brain trust. get brain in gear (start to think in a clear and effective way): I have to get my brain in gear for this important exam. a brain like …

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Pack (synonyms)

Synonyms pack pack (a small paper container): Get me a pack of chewing gum. package (a wrapper or container): She ate the whole package of cookies this time. can (a closed metal container): He also drank a can of Coke. jar (a glass or plastic container): Can you get the …

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Animal idioms (11)

idioms animal 11 act the goat (behave in a silly way to amuse others): Daniel is always serious and never acts the goat. an eager beaver: John is an eager beaver and always leave work late.   an eagle eye (good at noticing small details): He is a manager with …

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Phrasal verbs with break (3)

Phrasal verbs break 3 break even (earns just enough money to pay for its costs): After years of losing money our business is starting to break even. break free (escape from): She finally managed to break free from her attacker.   b. free (get rid of): John is trying to …

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Commonly Confused Words (a-1)

accept vs except abjure renounce (a belief or claim) She is trying to make her husband abjure his religion. adjure urge or request earnestly The judge adjured him to tell the truth.   accede to agree They had little choice but to accede. exceed to go beyond, surpass The final …

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