Animal idioms (19)

idioms animal 19  chicken hearted (easily frightened, not brave): Don’t be so chicken hearted, let’s get on that roller coaster. close the barn door after the horse has bolted (act too late) cock-and-bull story (unbelievable story ): I don’t believe even one bit of his cock and bull story. cold …

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Phrasal verbs with “bring” (3)

Phrasal verbs bring 3   bring in (introduce a new law, rule, system, etc.): They want to bring in a bill to ban smoking in public areas. bring in (make money): My new part time job doesn’t bring in much, but I enjoy it. bring in (use the skills or …

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Commonly Confused Words (b-3)

belief vs believe   belief a feeling that something is true: There is a general belief that nuclear weapons are immoral.   believe to feel that (something) is true, especially without proof: I don’t believe in ghosts, do you?   below in a lower place than, beneath: The kitchen is …

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12. an arm and a leg → as is

an arm and a leg → as is   an arm and a leg (a large amount of money): This car cost me an arm and a leg. answer the call of nature informal (urinate or defecate): Please stop the car somewhere. I need to answer the call of nature. …

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21. adopt → advance

adopt → advance   adopt (accept or start to use or follow): I think it’s time to adopt a healthier lifestyle. adore (love and respect someone very much): It’s obvious that Betty adores him. adore informal (like or enjoy something very much): I adore strawberry ice cream. adorn (make more …

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