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    What's your favourite Idiom?
    let's share some idiom with examples to learn more
    Why do you like it?

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    Smile Re: What's your favourite Idiom?

    My favourite idiom is:

    (to) buckle down
    - to start working seriously

    EXAMPLE



    1: If Don buckles down now, he might be able to graduate from

    high school this year.
    EXAMPLE



    2: Team, if we want to win this tournament, we're going to need

    to buckle down!

    I consider it as an Idiom.
    I'm always saying that to myself especially when I'll sit for an exam



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    Re: What's your favourite Idiom?

    My favourite idioms are these: http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/en...al-idioms.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad-ox View Post
    My favourite idioms are these: http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/en...al-idioms.html

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    I'm so sorry
    Shall I close my thread

    God forbid! It's a nice thread. It is well known that idioms are very difficult to be learnt. So, the more we discuss and practise these idioms ( Repetition is the mother of skill. ), the easier will be for all of us to acquire these idioms. My answer in the previous post wanted to suggest you that my favourite idioms are those formed with animal names such as:

    be like a dog with two tails= be extremly happy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad-ox View Post
    God forbid! It's a nice thread. It is well known that idioms are very difficult to be learnt. So, the more we discuss and practise these idioms ( Repetition is the mother of skill. ), the easier will be for all of us to acquire these idioms. My answer in the previous post wanted to suggest you that my favourite idioms are those formed with animal names such as:

    be like a dog with two tails= be extremly happy

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    Thanks Madox

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    Re: What's your favourite Idiom?

    hi,,

    I have come across the idiom "to grease someone's palm". I like it very much. It means to bribe.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad-ox View Post
    hi,,

    I have come across the idiom "to grease someone's palm". I like it very much. It means to bribe.



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    It's great I like it
    But I won't use it for myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by Veron1 View Post
    But I won't use it for myself
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    Unfortunately, it is used very ofen in my country. I mean not the idiom but the practice. (bribery)

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    Isn't it offensive in a way


    (to) work like a dog
    - to work very hard
    EXAMPLE


    1: Larry became an investment banker after college, and now
    he works like a dog.
    EXAMPLE


    2: Al worked like a dog on his term paper and got an "A+" on it.


    SYNONYMS: to work one's tail off; to work like a horse; to work one's

    fingers to the bone


    I prefer synonyms


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