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    Re: phrasal verbs

    Is the following sentence right?
    "Studies are one of his greatest Achille's hills"

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    Re: phrasal verbs

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    Can I say "I've got a hitch in my giddy up"? (using idiomatic expression)
    Can we use idiomatic expressions formally?
    Yes, you can say that.
    What would be your intended meaning though?

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    Re: phrasal verbs

    That I'm not feeling well(According to the description given of the idiom)

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    Re: phrasal verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by moonz View Post
    That I'm not feeling well(According to the description given of the idiom)
    Do you mind if I ask what your source of idioms is?

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    Re: phrasal verbs

    There's nothing wrong with using phrasal verbs, though colloquial ones should be avoided where possible. It also depends on the subject; in technology phrasal verbs and nouns are often the correct terms, but in law, this is less likely to be the case.

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    Re: phrasal verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by moonz View Post
    Is the following sentence right?
    "Studies are one of his greatest Achille's hills"
    Achilles' heel - UsingEnglish.com

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    Re: phrasal verbs

    I'm learning idioms through using english only.

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