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    Hello...

    I have recently been interested about Idoms and Expressions. I could find the meaning of some Idioms from this website but there are some that I have not found their meaning yet. Please help me with their meaning. These are as follows:

    1- In the heat of the moment
    2- Loose your shirt
    3- Cloud of suspicious
    4- I messed up
    5- Eagles eyes
    6- Red bag to a ball
    7- Catch someone red-handed
    8- Jump the broom

    One more thing, I still could not understand the differences between Idom and Expression.

    Thanks for your help!

    Marjantaj

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    Re: Idioms and Epressions

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    Quote Originally Posted by marjantaj View Post
    Hello dear Sir/Madame:

    I have recently been interested about Idoms and Expressions. I could find the meaning of some Idioms from this website but there are some that I have not found their meaning yet. Please help me with their meaning. These are as follows:

    1- In the heat of the moment - while temporarily angry, excited, passionate, etc., without stopping to think
    2- Loose your shirt - loose all your possessions, especially money, particularly in some kind of bad deal or transaction
    3- Cloud of suspiciousn (the phrase is normally 'under a cloud of suspicion') - suspected of something
    4- I messed up - I made a mistake
    5- Eagles eyes -very keen or good eye site
    6- Red bag to a ball - I have never heard this expressio
    7- Catch someone red-handed - to catch in the middle of doing something they shouldn't be doing
    8- Jump the broom- I have never heard this expression

    One more thing, I still could not understand the differences between Idom and Expression.

    Thanks for your help!

    Marjan Shambayati
    A couple of these I have not heard, perhaps somebody else will comment on them. Note the correction on #3.

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    Re: Idioms and Epressions

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    lose all your possessions
    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    very keen or good eyesight
    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    to catch someone in the middle of doing something they shouldn't be doing
    I think #6 might be "red rag to a bull."

    If so, then have a look at the explanation here:
    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict...-rag-to-a-bull

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    Re: Idioms and Epressions

    not a teacher

    For #5, in my experience it is invariably "eagle eyes", not "eagles".

    Common variations are:

    eagle eye
    "Astute buyers keep an eagle eye on the latest developments in infrastructure."

    eagle eyes
    "To be sure, you need eagle eyes to locate the small signs directing you to the lot."

    eagle-eyed
    "However, the eagle-eyed amongst you may spot the giveaway that this is a fake."

    These examples are found, along with others, here: http://fraze.it/n_search.jsp?q=eagle+eye

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    Quote Originally Posted by marjantaj View Post

    A couple of these I have not heard, perhaps somebody else will comment on them. Note the correction on #3.
    Dear Skrej,
    Thank a million answering me. I had a lot difficulties to find out the meaning of those expressions.
    All the best,
    Marjan

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    Dear Teechar:
    Thanks for your help about this expression.
    How can I understand which one the expressions or idioms are used in British or American?
    Many thanks,
    Marjan

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    Dictionary websites can tell you that.

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