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    Please could you help me define some idioms:
    1. To straight the truth
    2. To bend the ru;es
    3. To take credit through something you haven't done
    4. To get away with something
    5. To keep your eye on your own paper
    6. To watch someone like a hawk
    7. To be kick out of the school
    8. To turn someone in
    9. To tell on someone/ To squeal on someone
    10. To copy something word to word

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    hello girl

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimasim
    hello girl
    how do u know

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    1. To straight the truth- this doesn't make sense. It might be 'get straight to the truth', meaning be direct
    2. To bend the rules- nearly cheat- use the rule to your advantage without quite breaking it
    3. To take credit for something you haven't done- you get praised but you didn't do it
    4. To get away with something- not get caught when you do something wrong
    5. To keep your eye on your own paper- don't look at others' work, like in an exam
    6. To watch someone like a hawk- watch closely
    7. To be kicked out of the school- expelled
    8. To turn someone in- report to police or authorites
    9. To tell on someone/ To squeal on someone- report to teacher, parent, authority
    10. To copy something word for word- copy exactly

    Try here for idioms and idiomatic expressions

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    As for #1 maybe you meant "to straighten out the truth"...? meaning to clear up the confusing facts or any misunderstanding.


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    Good point, Marylin- I missed that one.

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    I am a new comer. May be my 1st post. But I am not a student of English. Academically completed studies but nice forum to brush up in subject where I was the weakest in class.
    'Idioms'. Does it have hany relevance with 'Idiots'. May be not, but still how does this word 'idioms' got derived in its present meaning?
    Can anyone clarify please?
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    asesh

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