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  1. Núbia Oliveira
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    Expression

    I would like to know the meaning of expressions below:

    to be the last straw
    to be back to square one
    tp fly off the handle
    to hang in there

    Many thanks in advance!

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    Re: Expression

    Quote Originally Posted by Núbia Oliveira View Post
    I would like to know the meaning of expressions below:

    to be the last straw
    The final problem/occurrence that causes someone to lose their temper.
    "I sat quietly during Fred's visit while he criticized my decor and the snacks that I served. But when he called my wife 'fat' that was the last straw. I asked him to leave."

    to be back to square one
    To be forced to start over, or re-do something from the beginning.
    "I paid a lot of money to have this technician come in and diagnose my computer trouble and install all sorts of anti-virus software and firewalls. But I still can't log into the network, so we are now back to square one."

    tp fly off the handle
    To become very angry very suddenly.
    "Don't mention the name 'Martha' in front of John; that's the name of his ex-wife and just hearing her name makes him fly off the handle."

    to hang in there
    Keep going, don't give up.
    "I've been working so many hours this week, I'm about to just fall asleep on my feet."
    "Hang in there, tomorrow's Friday and then we'll have two days off to relax and do nothing."

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