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11 IDIOMS 4u

11 IDIOMS 4u

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Eleven less known idioms for (upper-) intermediate students of English.
Eleven less known idioms for (upper-) intermediate students of English.

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Published by: Sisapis on Jun 14, 2013
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a flash in the pan
romisin at the start but then disaointin
a wet blanket
s.o. who soils the fun
to carry the day
to win the approval of the majority
to eat humble pie
to admit an error and apologise
to beard the lion in his den
visit and oppose on his own grounds
a pig in a poke = sell / buy a pup
sth. you purchase without having checked/seen it; adisappointment; a low-quality item
to pour oil on troubled waters
make eace, calm s.o. down
a Pyrrhic victory
a too costly victory (The Greek King Pyrrhusdefeated the Romans but his losses were extremely
(to weep/shed)
crocodile tears
 
insincere tears
the sword of Damocles
imminent danger (King Dionisius II. made Damoclessit on his throne with a sword hanging above thethrone. The sword was held only by a single hair of the horse'a tail. The king wanted to demonstratehow risky his position was.)
Skid Row
a disreputable part of town, inhabited by people
“onthe skids”
(in trouble; in the process of deteriorating)
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