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    Stefph from g high Guest

    Post idioms

    can u define the IDIOMs and use a differnet definition instead of the idiom
    do not sell him short
    left holding the bag
    for a song
    bend over backward
    take the bull by the horns

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    MrPedantic is offline Moderator
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    Re: idioms

    Hello Stef

    I'll give you some hints see if you can work out the meaning. If you post your suggestions, I'll come back and check them for you.

    1. Do not sell him short.

    You're "selling" him something, but not in a literal way. And you're selling him "short". Do you think "short" is negative or positive?

    2. Left holding the bag.

    Who is usually left holding the bag? Is it something people want to do?

    3. For a song.

    How much is a song worth?

    4. Bend over backward.

    The full phrase is usually something like "I bend over backwards for you and this is all the thanks I get!". Do you usually bend over backward? Is it comfortable?

    5. Take the bull by the horns.

    What kind of person takes a bull by the horns?

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    MrP

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