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    Lightbulb please help me with these idioms!!

    i have some idioms that i dont know whats their meaning.can you help me please?
    these are idioms: cowardice hold me back
    get down your high horse
    screw-up courage
    brave front
    brave s.th out
    to be babe in the wood
    talk circles

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    Default Re: please help me with these idioms!!

    Quote Originally Posted by farzoon View Post
    I have some idioms that and I don't know whats their meaning. Can you help me please?

    These are the idioms:

    Cowardice hold me back
    Get down your high horse
    Screw-up courage
    Brave front
    Brave s.th something out
    To be babe in the wood
    Talk circles

    None of those are recognisable English idioms. Where did you find them?

    Also, please follow the rules of written English:

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    Default Re: please help me with these idioms!!

    I'm so sorry because of my wrong writing.And thank you for you'r recommendation.
    I have heared them and understood one of them's meaning.
    Babe in the wood:a naive,defenceless, young person.
    I don't know other's meaning.If there is some one who knows please help me.

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    Default Re: please help me with these idioms!!

    Quote Originally Posted by farzoon View Post
    I don't know other's meaning.If there is some one who knows please help me.
    Hi, Farzoon.

    I could find some definitions with a slight difference in writing (babe in the woods, screw up courage, talk in circles, etc.):

    get off high horse - Idioms - by the Free Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
    screw up courage - Idioms - by the Free Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
    brave out - Idioms - by the Free Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
    Babe in the woods - Idiom Definition - UsingEnglish.com
    talk in circles - Idioms - by the Free Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

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    Default Re: please help me with these idioms!!

    Nice work mara_ce.

    None of us teachers were willing to help the OP because he or she got all of the suggested idioms wrong in the original question. But you correctly noted that he or she got them sufficiently right that we could and should have guessed what the questions meant.

    We should have done better.

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