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    Default neck and neck/by a neck/infernal neck/open at the neck/talking and necking/

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to revise the following sentences?

    At the end of the race the two horses were neck and neck.

    For months John and Harry seemed to be neck and neck in Alice's favor.

    neck and neck = equal or nearly equal in a race or contest; abreast; tied

    He went on to win by a neck from Crofter.

    by a neck = by a close margin

    (win) by a neck = become minimal advantage

    He wore a blue shirt open at the neck.

    open at the neck = shaped neck; with neck opening

    He'd had the infernal neck to say I wasn't going to marry the man.

    infernal neck = impudence, impertinence

    They sat talking and necking in the car for another ten minutes.

    neck = kiss, embrace, or fondle

    Mother asked Mary to go to the store when she was free, but not to break her neck over it.

    John nearly broke his neck trying not to be late to school.

    break one’s neck over = to do all you possibly can; try your hardest.

    We have to think of how to break the neck of the crisis.

    He manage to break the neck of his illness.

    Too many creditors were breathing down his neck.

    The carpenter didn't like to work for Mr. Jones, who was always breathing down his neck.

    breath down one’s neck = to follow closely; threaten from behind; watch every action.

    Tom got it in the neck because he forgot to close the windows when it rained.

    Students get it in the neck when they lose library books.

    get it in the neck = to be blamed or punished

    He didn’t like to set his foot on my neck.

    He usually avoids to risk his neck.

    You must to throw him out neck and crop!

    Even though it was an accident, John's father's death has been an albatross around John's neck

    albatross around one’s neck = guilt, the haunting past, an unforgettable problem; an unsolved or nagging problem

    Max said that his old car was a millstone around his neck.

    milestone around one’s neck = an intolerable burden

    We visited Illinois and Iowa last summer; in that neck of the woods the corn really grows tall.

    We were down in your neck of the woods last week.

    neck of the woods = part of the country; place; neighborhood; vicinity

    Betty saved Tim's neck by typing his report for him; without her help he could not have finished on time.

    save one’s neck = to save from danger or trouble

    When I was in trouble, Paul was the only one who would stick his neck out to help me.

    John is always sticking his chin out by saying something he shouldn't.

    stick one’s neck out = to do something dangerous or risky

    I was up to my neck in work. ( swamped with work)

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Exclamation Re: neck and neck/by a neck/infernal neck/open at the neck/talking and necking/

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to revise the following sentences?
    At the end of the race the two horses were neck and neck. Ok

    For months John and Harry seemed to be neck and neck in Alice's favor. Ok

    neck and neck = equal or nearly equal in a race or contest; abreast; tied= indeterminate as to the outcome.

    It was a close finish. He went on to win/won by a neck from Crofter.

    by a neck = by a close margin Ok


    (win) by a neck = become minimal advantage

    He wore a blue shirt open at the neck.

    open at the neck = shaped neck; with neck opening = It is a open neck dress

    He'd had the infernal neck to say I wasn't going to marry the man.

    infernal neck = impudence, impertinence =?

    They sat talking and necking in the car for another ten minutes.

    neck = kiss, embrace, or fondle ok

    Mother asked Mary to go to the store when she was free, but not to break her neck over it.

    John nearly broke his neck trying not to be late to school.

    break oneís neck over = to do all you possibly can; try your hardest. Ok

    We have to think of how to break the neck of the crisis. =We have to break our neck over the crisis

    He manage to break the neck of his illness. I donít think you can break the neck of anything. He managed to recover without breaking his neck over his illness.

    Too many creditors were breathing down his neck. Ok

    The carpenter didn't like to work for Mr. Jones, who was always breathing down his neck. Ok

    breath down oneís neck = to follow closely; threaten from behind; watch every action.

    Tom got it in the neck because he forgot to close the windows when it rained. Ok

    Students get it in the neck when they lose library books. Ok

    get it in the neck = to be blamed or punishedor criticized for something that you have done

    He didnít like to set his foot on my neck.

    He usually avoids to risk his neck. Ok

    You must have to throw him out neck and crop!= altogether

    Even though it was an accident, John's father's death has been an albatross around John's/his neck

    albatross around oneís neck = guilt, the haunting past, an unforgettable problem; an unsolved or nagging problem

    Max said that his old car was a millstone around his neck.

    milestone around oneís neck = an intolerable burden=a huge millstone fastened around his neck=A heavy burden of guilt

    We visited Illinois and Iowa last summer; in that neck of the woods the corn really grows tall.

    We were down in your neck of the woods last week.

    neck of the woods = part of the country; place; neighborhood; vicinity=A region

    Betty saved Tim's neck by typing his report for him; without her help he could not have finished on time.= Tim had a hard time typing and timely finishing his report but Betty saved his neck

    save oneís neck = to save from danger or trouble Ok

    When I was in trouble, Paul was the only one who would stick his neck out to help me.

    John is always sticking his chin out by saying something he shouldn't.

    stick oneís neck out = to do something dangerous or risky Ok

    I was up to my neck in work. ( swamped with work) or I was neck-deep in work. Ok

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    SKP
    Last edited by sarat_106; 28-Nov-2009 at 06:45.

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