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    Avalon is offline Member
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    Default Re: idiomatic expressions

    Ksequen is absolutely right about all idioms..being a teacher of English in Brazil, I can state that the explanations given by ksequen are all precise.

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    Default Re: idiomatic expressions

    Quote Originally Posted by Manikmata View Post
    are there someone could you help me to translate the meaning of an idiom on a sentence like this:
    sufficient variety must be created if one wishes to solve problem, it is important to back a number of horses
    There's an exact(ish) equivalent to that: "to play the field" - which uses slightly unusual meanings of both 'play' and 'field':

    play - back, put money on
    field - all the horses in a race

    b

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