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    Idom words?

    what do the below words mean?

    1-Dead easy
    2-Dead hard
    3-by all mean
    4-the whole point
    5-get the sack
    6-be silly

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    Re: Idom words?

    Quote Originally Posted by esophea View Post
    what do the below words mean?

    1-Dead easy
    2-Dead hard
    Dead here is used as an intensifier = absolutely easy/hard

    3-by all mean By all means = can be use in two ways; 'Can I have a biscuit?' 'Yes, by all means/of course.' Or 'You must finish your homework by all means' (no matter what action you have to take)

    4-the whole point = the complete reason..'The whole point of us being here today is to learn English.'

    5-get the sack = to be dismissed or fired from your job

    6-be silly = a statement in response to someone acting foolish 'OK be silly then'
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