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πŸ’ŽIdiom of the day:

An act of God

✳️Meaning:

an instance of uncontrollable natural forces in operation.

❇️Example:

✏️Why wasn't there any warning before the floods?
- Well, it isn't easy to predict that kind of act of God, is it?

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β€œThe past is a place of reference, not a place of residence;
the past is a place of learning,
not a place of living.”

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πŸ’ŽBe soft.
Do not let the world make you hard.
Do not let the pain make you hate.
Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness.

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πŸ“šknow (someone or something) inside out



✏️Meaning: To know everything or nearly about someone or something;
to be thoroughly familiar with someone or something.



❇️ Ex: I've read this book so many times that I know it inside out.


❇️ Ex: If you study this material for weeks, you'll know it inside out by the test date.


❇️ Ex: I just think you should know a person inside out before you decide to marry them.


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πŸ“š Try to get fresh with someone (informal)



✏️This expression is mostly used in informal contexts; many people consider it to be slang.
When you β€˜get fresh with someone’, you behave rather arrogantly with the person. You don’t show the respect the individual deserves. When a woman accuses a man of getting fresh with her, it means he is behaving in an inappropriate manner. People who are accused of getting fresh have overstepped the boundaries of acceptable behaviour.



❇️ Ex: Don't get fresh with me. do as you are told.


❇️ Ex: The secretary accused the boss of getting fresh with her.




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✏️Idiomatic pairs



❇️ Little by little
(Gradually or slowly)
"Little by little his health improved and he was able to walk further."



❇️ Again and again
(Repeatedly)
"I've told you again and again to keep your room tidy. you don't listen."



❇️ All in all
(Taking everything into consideration)
"All in all, it was a successful holiday in spite of some scary moments."



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πŸ—£Vocabulary


πŸ“šWager (n,v) /weΙͺdΚ’Ι™(r)/


✏️Meaning: bet, gamble


Ex: he wagered five dollars on the White horse.


Ex: Nicole laid a wager of ten dollars on the race.




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πŸ“šRest assured


✏️Meaning: be certain, don't be worried, go on being sure.


Ex: Rest assured we will not stop.

Ex: Rest assured your money is safe.

Ex: Rest assured no one is in any real danger.




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πŸ—£Vocabulary


πŸ“š Indigent /ΙͺndΙͺdΚ’Ι™nt/
(n, adj)


✏️ Meaning: poor person, one who lacks money and other basic necessities.


Ex: We must help the indigents.

Ex: A group of indigents gathered in front of the office.



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πŸ“š Put someone through hell


Meaning: to give someone a very difficult or unpleasant time.


Ex: Her family say the girl has put them through hell since the incident.




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πŸ“š Knock it off (informal)


✏️Meaning: to tell someone to stop doing something that one finds annoying or foolish.



❇️ Ex: If you don't knock it off I'm going to tell mom what you're doing.


❇️ Ex: I already told you to knock it off once, don't make me say it again or you'll be grounded.


❇️ Ex: Let me go downstairs and tell the kids to knock it off.




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πŸ“šgo out on a limb


✏️Meaning:If you go out on a limb, you do something or say something that is different from what most people do or say and is therefore risky.


❇️ Example:

 πŸ“ŽHe does not want to go out on a limb and try something completely new.


 πŸ“ŽThere's nothing wrong with politicians going out on a limb sometimes and risking their reputation
.


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πŸ“š To have a bun in the oven (informal)


✏️ Meaning: to be pregnant, expecting a baby.


Ex: Rumor has it, she has a bun in the oven.




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*🫐 Common Mistakes 🫐*
*"-ING"*

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🟑 πŸ‘‰πŸ» Think of + *-ing*
❌I often think to go to England.
βœ… I often think of going to England.

🟠 πŸ‘‰ Tired of + *-ing*
❌The customer got tired to wait.
βœ… The customer got tired of waiting.

βšͺ πŸ‘‰ Used to + *-ing*
❌She's used to get up early.
βœ… She's used to getting up early.

🟣 πŸ‘‰ Avoid + *-ing*
❌You can't avoid to make mistakes.
βœ… You can't avoid making mistakes.

🟒 πŸ‘‰ Enjoy + *-ing*
❌I enjoy to play football.
βœ… I enjoy playing football.

πŸ”΅ πŸ‘‰ Excuse + *-ing*
❌Please excuse me to be so late.
βœ… Please excuse me being so late.

⚫ πŸ‘‰ Finish + *-ing*
❌Have you finished to speak?
βœ… Have you finished speaking?

#grammar #misused_forms #
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☘ Eyeball sb β˜˜πŸ‘†

Def:
to stare at sb in an unpleasant way


❇ I'm not eyeballing you! It's the way I always look at people.


❇ Why are you eyeballing me! Guess you're itching for a fight!


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#idiom


πŸ“š Get the hang of sth (informal)


✏️Meaning: To learn the skills that are needed to do something.



Ex: He was finally getting the hang of his job.

Ex: She's getting the hang of driving.


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πŸ“šrunner-up (noun)

/rʌnΙ™rˈʌp/




✏️ Meaning: A competitor or team taking second place in a contest.


❇️"he was runner-up in the 200 m individual medley".



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