3. absent without leave → according to

absent leave → according Jack was AWOL from the school and got into a lot of trouble with his parents. accidentally on purpose (done on purpose but pretend that it was an accident): Jack bumped into her accidentally on purpose.  According to all accounts, this film is the best one …

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3. backside → bagful

backside → bagful babble: I cannot listen to his constant babble. baby talk: I was talking baby talk to my little one. bachelor: Gabriel remained a bachelor all his life. bachelor party: Luke also looked very sleepy from his bachelor party the night before. backbiting: You should always refrain your …

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Heart idioms (10)

idioms heart 10 tug at your heartstrings: She knows exactly how to tug at your heartstrings. take heart: Take heart and keep trying. take to heart: I hope you will take to heart the warnings about the dangers of sunbathing. Don’t take to heart I was just joking. the way to …

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Help

Ask for help    Would you mind helping me?                  I need h- making dinner. Can you give me a hand with this report?             Can you h- me? Could you give me a hand moving this armchair?               H- me. Is there any chance to inform me when you have time?                Please …

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Animal idioms (9)

idioms animal 9  Where there is desperation, a snake oil salesman is nearby. After a long argument he became as mad as a wrongly shot hog. John never has any money to spend. He is as poor as a church mouse. On this cold snowy night, taxis are as scarce …

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