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    Default Idiomatic Expressions

    I am having trouble finding the meaning of the following idioms:

    "Blood, sweat and fun"

    "Flesh and brains"

    Please could you tell me what these mean.

    Thank-you

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    Default Re: Idiomatic Expressions

    Hello Tam

    These are variants on idiomatic expressions.

    1. Blood, sweat, and fun.

    this is a humorous variant of "blood, sweat, and tears", which is a) the name of a 70s soul group b) a popular version of a phrase in a speech by the British wartime prime minister Winston Churchill ("I have nothing to offer but blood, sweat, toil and tears").

    "Blood, sweat, and tears" denotes dedicated and persistent effort in a particular cause.

    "Blood, sweat, and fun" denotes the dedicated pursuit of pleasure, perhaps.

    2. Flesh and brains.

    this is probably a semi-humorous version of "flesh and blood". It's difficult to know what it means without more context, though!

    MrP

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    Wink Re: Idiomatic Expressions

    hi can someone make a sentence of this idiomatic expressions:

    easy come, easy go
    face value
    fly-by-night establishment
    fifty-fifty
    in the bag
    inch by inch
    know your stuff
    lion's share
    loan shark
    lump sum
    break even
    by leaps and bounds
    chip in
    dilver the goods
    brand new

    can you pls pm the sentences to me... only 1 sentence for each idiomatic expressions. tnx in advance!!!

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    Default Re: Idiomatic Expressions

    Francis, if you have a question, please start a new thread. If you just add questions on to existing threads, it is a bit like interrupting. Also, you are asking for examples- is this homework? Why don't you try to give some examples and we'll make suggestions.

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    hi i would also like to no the correct idiomatic expressions for blood sweat and fun and flesh and brains

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    Smile Re: Idiomatic Expressions

    Quote Originally Posted by brigette View Post
    hi i would also like to no the correct idiomatic expressions for blood sweat and fun and flesh and brains
    i am really in need of this as i am busy with an assignment in english which must be in by the 10th

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    Default Re: Idiomatic Expressions

    Quote Originally Posted by brigette View Post
    i am really in need of this as i am busy with an assignment in english which must be in by the 10th
    The answer was given by Mr Pedantic. Have you a problem with it?

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    Default Re: Idiomatic Expressions

    hi,

    what the mean about idiomatic expression?

    and,what it's example?

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    Default Re: Idiomatic Expressions

    Quote Originally Posted by ai hanna View Post
    hi,

    what does idiomatic expression mean?

    and what is an example?
    WElcome to the forums.

    See here: Idioms - Glossary Definition - UsingEnglish.com

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