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English Expressions - Idiomatic Expressions

English Expressions - Idiomatic Expressions

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Published by: Tuisyen Dewan Hj Ali on Nov 30, 2010
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English Expressions
These words/phrases below are normally used in pairs (most of them are asidiomatic expressions).
Doubles Meanings 
again and again
repeatedly, again and even more
beck and call
always ready to obey somebody’s order
body and soul
with all your energy
by and by
before long, soon
by the by
by the way
come and go
to arrive and leave, to move freely
fair and square
honestly and according to the rules
far and away
by a very great amount
fits and starts
frequently starting and stopping again; not continuously
give and take
to be willing or tolerate with other/s
give or take
approximately
great and small
of all sizes or types
hand and foot
never-ending effort
hand in hand
i)
 
holding each others hand,ii)
 
in cooperation, jointly.
hard and fast
cannot be changed in any circumstances
head and shoulders
i)
 
by force, violentlyii)
 
superior to someone or something
head to head
deal with somebody in a direct and determined way
head over heels
loving somebody very much
heart and soul
with a lot of energy and enthusiasm
here and there
in various places
high and dry
i)
 
in a position out of water (boat,etc)ii)
 
in a difficult situation without help and money
high and low
everywhere
hue and cry
strong public protest about something
hum and haw
taking a long time to make decision/before sayingsomething
in and out
going regularly to a place
ins and outs
all the details especially the complicated ones
lock and key
i)
 
locked up safely somewhere;ii)
 
in prison
null and void
invalid, having no legal force
odds and ends
i)
 
small items that are not valuable;ii)
 
small jobs
on and off
intermittently
on and on
without stopping; continuously
one and all
everyone
one and only
eminent bey
 
ond or above comparison

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