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    Questions from English Newspaper

    1) Does "go banana" mean both 'feeling surprised' and 'feeling funny'?

    2) What does it mean of "The guests were in fits of laughter"?

    3) After the movie premiere, Tom took the opportunity to try some
    standup?

    What does it mean of "standup"

    4) A rising unemployment rate has a knock-on effect on household
    spending.

    What does it mean of "knock-on effect"?

    5) Lego has seen many a controversy in its time but yesterday's going on
    in the corridors of power really took the biscuit.

    a) Why do we put "a" behind 'many'?
    b) What does it mean of 'took the biscuit'?

    6) Tom said the young people should not expect to nail dream jobs as
    soon as they enter the workforce.

    What does it mean of 'to nail dream jobs' ?


    Thanks / ju


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    Re: Questions from English Newspaper

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    1) Does "go banana" mean both 'feeling surprised' and 'feeling funny'?

    2) What does it mean of "The guests were in fits of laughter"?

    3) After the movie premiere, Tom took the opportunity to try some
    standup?

    What does it mean of "standup"

    4) A rising unemployment rate has a knock-on effect on household
    spending.

    What does it mean of "knock-on effect"?

    5) Lego has seen many a controversy in its time but yesterday's going on
    in the corridors of power really took the biscuit.

    a) Why do we put "a" behind 'many'?
    b) What does it mean of 'took the biscuit'?

    6) Tom said the young people should not expect to nail dream jobs as
    soon as they enter the workforce.

    What does it mean of 'to nail dream jobs' ?


    Thanks / ju
    Go bananas - Idiom Definition - UsingEnglish.com
    Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press
    Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press
    Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press
    many a: Information from Answers.com
    Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press

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