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Would you be kind enough to revise the following sentences?
At the end of the race the two horses were neck and neck.
For months John and Harry seemed to be neck and neck in Alice's favor.
neck and neck = equal or nearly equal in a race or contest; abreast; tied
He went on to win by a neck from Crofter.
by a neck = by a close margin
(win) by a neck = become minimal advantage
He wore a blue shirt open at the neck.
open at the neck = shaped neck; with neck opening
He'd had the infernal neck to say I wasn't going to marry the man.
infernal neck = impudence, impertinence
They sat talking and necking in the car for another ten minutes.
neck = kiss, embrace, or fondle
Mother asked Mary to go to the store when she was free, but not to break her neck over it.
John nearly broke his neck trying not to be late to school.
break one’s neck over = to do all you possibly can; try your hardest.
We have to think of how to break the neck of the crisis.
He manage to break the neck of his illness.
Too many creditors were breathing down his neck.
The carpenter didn't like to work for Mr. Jones, who was always breathing down his neck.
breath down one’s neck = to follow closely; threaten from behind; watch every action.
Tom got it in the neck because he forgot to close the windows when it rained.
Students get it in the neck when they lose library books.
get it in the neck = to be blamed or punished
He didn’t like to set his foot on my neck.
He usually avoids to risk his neck.
You must to throw him out neck and crop!
Even though it was an accident, John's father's death has been an albatross around John's neck
albatross around one’s neck = guilt, the haunting past, an unforgettable problem; an unsolved or nagging problem
Max said that his old car was a millstone around his neck.
milestone around one’s neck = an intolerable burden
We visited Illinois and Iowa last summer; in that neck of the woods the corn really grows tall.
We were down in your neck of the woods last week.
neck of the woods = part of the country; place; neighborhood; vicinity
Betty saved Tim's neck by typing his report for him; without her help he could not have finished on time.
save one’s neck = to save from danger or trouble
When I was in trouble, Paul was the only one who would stick his neck out to help me.
John is always sticking his chin out by saying something he shouldn't.
stick one’s neck out = to do something dangerous or risky
I was up to my neck in work. ( swamped with work)
Thank you for your efforts.
Last edited by sarat_106; 28-Nov-2009 at 07:45.