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    meaning

    Exams round the corner?
    Want your child whizzkid in Maths?
    Get the power?



    What does `exams round the corner' mean above?

    Could anyone explain it?


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    Re: meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    Exams round the corner?
    Want your child whizzkid in Maths?
    Get the power?



    What does `exams round the corner' mean above?

    Could anyone explain it?
    exam is fast approaching
    genius in maths
    get the power? give context.


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    Re: meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    exam is fast approaching
    genius in maths
    get the power? give context.
    Could you provide more examples of `round the corner'?

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    Re: meaning

    Idiom:
    around the corner
    About to happen; imminent.
    The holidays were very near. They were just around the corner.

    According to The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of Idioms

    Very soon, imminent, as in You never know what stroke of luck lies just around the corner. [First half of 1900s]

    My question-why first half of 1900s? It is still used,no?

    Edit:Or does it mean that it came in use in the first half of 1900s?

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