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    Cool Re: What's your favourite Idiom?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad-ox View Post
    hi,
    Unfortunately, it is used very ofen in my country. I mean not the idiom but the practice. (bribery)

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    Yes, unfortunately
    The same in Tunisia and in all other countries



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    I like this idiom:

    between the devil and the deep blue sea=in a situation where you have to chose between two things that are equally bad.


    the synonim of this idiom is the following: on the horn of the dilemma


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad-ox View Post
    I like this idiom:

    between the devil and the deep blue sea=in a situation where you have to chose between two things that are equally bad.


    the synonim of this idiom is the following: on the horn of the dilemma


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    I like it too
    It's new to me
    Thanks madox very much
    I'll write it down

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    hi,

    I have discovered today that "between the devil and the deep blue see" & "on the horns of a dilemma" are sinonimous with another idiom, too: "between a rock an a hard place".

    between a rock and a hard place:

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    Hi
    Thanks for the synonym

    What about this:


    head and shoulders above -
    far superior to
    EXAMPLE 1: The Boston Symphony Orchestra is head and shoulders
    above any other orchestra in the area.
    EXAMPLE 2: I can't believe you only won second prize in the competition.
    You were head and shoulders above the first-prize winner!

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    Default Re: What's your favourite Idiom?

    I have learnt this idiom today and I like it very much: "the apple of my eye"

    the apple of my eye = a person, usually a child, who somebody loves very much; a very special person


    eg. The second child, Mary, was the apple of her eye.


    the apple of my eye:

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    Yes ,it's nice
    I like it too


    What about this:

    goody-goody
    - self-righteously or smugly good

    EXAMPLE
    1: Goody-goodies usually sit in the front row and smile at the
    teacher during class.

    EXAMPLE
    2: Samantha is a real goody-goody. She always offers to erase
    the blackboard at the end of class.

    S
    YNONYMS: goody two-shoes; teacher's pet


    Big Brother Goody Goody Feeling on Flickr - Photo Sharing!


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    Hi



    like pulling teeth
    - very difficult
    EXAMPLE


    1: It's like pulling teeth getting Max to talk about his girlfriend.
    EXAMPLE


    2: Kyle hates to study. It's like pulling teeth getting him to do
    his homework every night.

    like pulling teeth - very difficult photo - Google -- Recherche d'images


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    Let me join in.

    [B}After oneīs own heart [/B]

    * A person after your own heart thinks the same way as you.

    ----It also implies that that someone is someone you like because you might have many things in common.

    David is a man after Godīs own heart.

    Veron is after my own heart.

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    After (one's ) own heart

    to like someone because of common interest
    Example:
    Bob is a friend after my own heart .we both love English

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