Dictionary of English Idioms

Dictionary of English Idioms : Vocabulary Building

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Useful English Idioms and their meanings in simple words Alphabetical list of English Idioms Sample this: Useful English Idioms -- A -- Aback: be taken aback -- to be shocked Abeyance: in abeyance -- postponed Above: above all -- most of all Abreast: keep abreast of -- to know the latest update Abstract: in the abstract - generally Abundance: in abundance -- in great amounts or quantities Accident: by accident - unintentionally Accompaniment: to the accompaniment of -- in the addition of something else Accord: in accord -- in agreement; of your own accord - willingly; with one accord -- in unison Accordance: in accordance with -- according to a rule or system Account: by all accounts -- as said by other people; by your own account -- as said by you; of no account -- of no significance; on somebody's account -- because of other person; on account of -- because of; on no account -- without any reason; on your own account -- by or for yourself; on this account -- because of this; turn something to good account -- to make the best use of something; take account of -- to consider something during decision-making process Ace: hold all the aces -- to be in the most favorable situation; place your ace -- to use your best argument, etc. to make situation in your favor Acquaintance: make the acquaintance of somebody -- to be familiar with somebody for the first time; of your acquaintances -- that you know; on first acquaintance -- on first meeting Acquire: an acquired taste -- something that you like gradually Act: act of God -- a natural event; do a vanishing act -- to be absent when you are required to be present; get your act together -- to make your best efforts achieve to your goal; a hard act to follow -- to be perfect example of something and thus almost impossible to be emulated; in the act of doing something -- while somebody is doing something; in action -- doing the usual activity; into action -- to be implemented; out of action -- not working Add: add insult to injury -- to aggravate the relationship with somebody Addition: in addition - besides Ado: without further ado - immediately Advanced: of advanced age -- very old Advantage: work to your advantage -- to try to get advantage form a particular circumstance; to best advantage -- in a best possible way; turn something to your advantage -- to get an advantage from an unfavorable situation Advisement: take something under advisement -- to consider something during decision-making process Aegis: under the aegis of -- with the support of Afoul: run afoul of -- to do something illegal Afar: from afar -- from a long distance away Afield: far afield -- from a long distance away Afoul: run afoul of -- to do something illegal After: after all -- in spite of everything Age: act your age -- to behave maturely and sensibly; come of age -- to be legally mature; under age -- to be legally immature Aggregate: in aggregate -- as a total Agree: agree to differ -- (of two people) to not discuss their different views about something Aim: take aim at -- to criticize severely Air: walk on air -- to be delighted; in the air -- felt by many people; on air -- broadcasting on TV, etc; off air -- not broadcasting on TV, etc; up in the air - undecided Aisle: walk down the aisle -- to get married Alarm: alarm bells ring -- to be worried and apprehensive in a sudden way Alive: alive and kicking -- healthy and lively; bring something alive -- to make something exciting; come alive -- to be exciting And: and all that -- and other things of the same kind; not all that -- not particularly Allow: allow me -- used to offer help in a polite manner Allowance: make allowance for something -- to consider something during decision-making process; make allowance for somebody -- to accept somebody's improper, rude, etc. way of behaving because of special reason
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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 145g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1500911739
  • 9781500911737

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Manik Joshi was born on Jan 26, 1979 at Ranikhet and is permanent resident of Haldwani, Kumaon zone of India. He is an Internet Marketer by profession. He is interested in domaining (business of buying and selling domain names), web designing (creating websites), and various online jobs (including 'self book publishing'). He is science graduate with ZBC (zoology, botany, and chemistry) subjects. He is also an MBA (with specialization in marketing). He has done three diploma courses in computer too. ManikJoshi.com is the personal website of the author.
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