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    At work being a tutor, my students should learn new words and expressions/sentences daily. Those should also be inline with the given topic. I, also being a learner of English here...


    What words expressions are you going to teach me today, and from what topic is it from?


    Example:

    Topic : School
    Word : all-nighter
    Expression : We pulled an all-nighter for the exam tomorrow.



    I hope you post here everyday, that I learn something new daily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    At work being a tutor, my students should learn new words and expressions/sentences daily. Those should also be inline with the given topic. I, also being a learner of English here...


    What words expressions are you going to teach me today, and from what topic is it from?


    Example:

    Topic : School
    Word : all-nighter
    Expression : We pulled an all-nighter for the exam tomorrow.



    I hope you post here everyday, that I learn something new daily.
    Say:
    We pulled an all-nighter for the exam. (The word tomorrow doesn't work very well there.)
    How about:
    hung up on - temporarily obsessed with
    Example: I am hung up on question tags right now.
    ~R

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    Category: games and sports
    Word: shutout
    Example: I have never been shutout in Lingo Plus, but I have done it to a few other people.

    ~R

    Lingo
    GSN - The Network For Games

    Lingo Plus
    GSN - The Network For Games

    ~R

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    there's no accounting for taste
    - it's impossible to explain
    individual likes and dislikes
    EXAMPLE


    1: Ted likes to put sugar on his spaghetti. I guess there's no
    accounting for taste.
    EXAMPLE


    2: Tiffany has a tattoo of a squirrel on her leg. There's no
    accounting for taste.


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    (to) have a blast

    [slang] - to enjoy oneself very much
    EXAMPLE


    1: Last summer, Nicole had a blast backpacking through
    Europe with some friends.
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    2: Heather spent her spring break in Fort Lauderdale with millions
    of other college students. She had a blast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Veron1 View Post
    there's no accounting for taste
    - it's impossible to explain
    individual likes and dislikes
    [...]
    Talking about accounting and taste, I am reminded of
    cooking the books

    To cook the books - "
    fraudulent activities performed by corporations in order to falsify their financial statements. Typically, cooking the books involves augmenting financial data to yield previously non-existent earnings." -Source: Investopedia.com - Your Source For Investing Education
    Category: business
    Expression: Cooking the books got many CEOs into trouble with the law.

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    (to) live from hand to mouth
    - to barely have enough
    money to survive
    EXAMPLE 1: Jenny was earning $5 an hour working at the store. She was
    really living from hand to mouth.

    EXAMPLE 2: George is really poor. He lives from hand to mouth.


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    (to) stab someone in the back
    - to betray someone
    EXAMPLE 1: Jill and Heather were friends, until Heather stabbed Jill in
    the back
    by stealing her boyfriend.
    EXAMPLE 2: You're firing me after all I've done for this company? You're
    really stabbing me in the back!


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    Thanks guys! These are very good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    Thanks guys! These are very good!
    Any time

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