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    Can some one (NATIVE SPEAKERS) answer these questions in detail, please? I want the meanings of the following:
    1. more or less. (is it an old-fashioned idiom?)
    2. there you go, here you go.
    3. bring it on.
    4. check it out.

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    Re: idioms

    Quote Originally Posted by sabz View Post
    Can some one (NATIVE SPEAKERS) answer these questions in detail, please? I want the meanings of the following:
    1. more or less. (is it an old-fashioned idiom?) -- About, approximately. No, it's not old-fashioned.

    2. there you go, here you go. -- Used when you give something to someone.

    3. bring it on. -- I'm ready for the challenge.

    4. check it out. -- Look at this thing. You may find it interesting.
    I'd say there were 20 people there, more or less.
    You'd like some pie? One second... okay, here you go.
    You think you can beat me in a break dancing contest? Bring it on!
    I just read an article you might like. Here's the link - check it out.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: idioms

    Thank you so much!
    But can you explain them more? As you say, more or less is used for countable names?
    check it out= see it yourself?
    bring it on= go ahead?
    does "there you go" have other meanings?
    And another question: what do you call a group of students who join university in the same year? For example, students of 1997, or 2008? (Ihope it's clear!)
    Last edited by sabz; 15-Dec-2010 at 22:43.

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