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    Idioms

    Please help me how to use these proverbs, idiomatic expressions and phrasal verbs in a sentence.

    Proverbs:
    1. bad workers always blame their tools
    2. a jack-of-all trades is a master of none
    3. too many cooks spoil the broth
    4. all work and no play make Jack a dull boy
    5. many hands make light work

    Idioms

    1. work one's tail off
    2. a dead-end job
    3. it's a living
    4. back to the grind
    5. to be given walking papers

    Phrasal verbs

    1. step down
    2. get ahead
    3. take over
    4. fill in for
    5. pitch in

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    Re: Idioms

    This is an assignment, so please try to do it yourself first.


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    Re: Idioms

    Quote Originally Posted by simcere optimist View Post
    please help me how to use these proverbs, idiomatic expressions and phrasal verbs in a sentence.

    Proverbs:
    1. Bad workers always blame their tools a bad workman blames his tools [the chancellor is failing to control the economy, but then he never listens to advice. A bad workman blames his tools]
    2. A jack-of-all trades is a master of none jack of all trades, master of none [when we look at the terrible results of the work done by the builder in our house, we realise that he is typical of the proverb "jack of all trades, master of none"]
    3. Too many cooks spoil the broth we had a problem yesterday trying to sort out the mess resulting from everyone having an input at the meeting. Too many cooks spoil the broth.
    4. All work and no play makes jack a dull boy we must take a day off and do something we really like doing. All work and not play makes jack a dull boy.
    5. many hands make light work hey, my dad wants to put up a shed. Can you all come over and help? Many hands make light work.

    idioms

    1. Work one's tail off = means to work really hard
    2. A dead-end job = means that there is no future growth in the job. It will never change.
    3. It's a living = means that you earn enough but no more than that.
    4. Back to the grind = means you return to what you have been doing every day.
    5. To be given walking papers = means to be sacked, to be dismissed from your job.

    Try writing sentences to show these meanings.

    phrasal verbs

    1. Step down
    2. Get ahead
    3. Take over
    4. Fill in for
    5. Pitch in
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