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    wolf_jake16 is offline Newbie
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    Post Idiomatic Expressions....

    do you have any ideas about the history of some of the idiomatic expressions.....like "burn the midnight oil", "break a leg", "slay the dragon" and some???.....or if you have any other idioms there and their etymology.........pls pls coz i need......thnx...

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    Re: Idiomatic Expressions....

    This is a good site for the origins of phrases. Try here for 'slay the dragon' Saint George - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Red face Re: Idiomatic Expressions....

    Ooh, I know the history of two idiomatic expressions and I will help you!The first is`"To face the music".It has nothing to work with music and here is its history:
    http://www.onestopenglish.com/section.asp?theme=mag&catid=58225&docid=154183
    Last edited by Tdol; 05-Jul-2007 at 06:06. Reason: Copyright misuse

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    Re: Idiomatic Expressions....

    thanks for the reply....well, i can help you for some time...anyway thanks again

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