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    Mothers's idioms

    Hi dear teachers. I'd like to know what do these idioms mean in English?

    the child from hell.
    the mother of all something.
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    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Mothers's idioms

    child from hell:

    the most unpleasant person you can ever imagine.

    It's also possible to replace child by another noun.

    the mother of all something:

    (be) an extreme example of something.

    e.g.: Eurozone breakup would trigger the mother of all financial crises.

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    Last edited by Snowcake; 29-Mar-2008 at 14:02.

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    Re: Mothers's idioms

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowcake View Post
    child from hell:

    the most unpleasant person you can ever imagine.

    It's also possible to replace child by another noun.

    the mother of all something:

    (be) an extreme example of something.

    e.g.: Eurozone breakup would trigger the mother of all financial crises.

    Regards,
    Snowcake
    Thanks a bunch Snowcake. I quite understood.

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