By Richard A. Spears
Each language has words that can not be understood actually. whether you recognize the meanings of all of the phrases in one of these word and also you comprehend the grammar thoroughly, the full that means of the word should still be complicated. English has many such idiomatic expressions. This dictionary is a range of the usually encountered idiomatic expressions present in daily American English. the gathering is sufficiently small to function an invaluable examine consultant for inexperienced persons, and big sufficient to function a reference for day-by-day use.
This 3rd version includes 2,000 idiomatic words. This version additionally has a Hidden Key be aware Index that enables the person to discover a selected idiom by means of taking a look up the phrases came across “inside the idiom,” that's helpful to find the major phrases that don't ensue at the start of the idiomatic phrase.
This dictionary may still turn out worthy for those who are studying the right way to comprehend idiomatic English and for all audio system of English who need to know extra approximately their language.
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Karen’s act brought the house down. bring sth to a head Fig. to cause something to come to the point when a decision has to be made or action taken. ᮀ The latest disagreement between management and the union has brought matters to a head. There will be an all-out strike now. bring sth to fruition Fig. to make something come into being; to achieve a success. ᮀ The plan was brought to fruition by the efforts of everyone. 28 build a better mousetrap bring sth to the fore to move something forward; to make something more prominent or noticeable.
A blank check freedom or permission to act as one wishes or thinks necessary. ᮀ He’s been given a blank check with regard to reorganizing the workforce. blood and guts 1. Inf. Fig. strife; acrimony. ᮀ There is a lot of blood and guts around here, but we get our work done anyway. 21 blood, sweat, and tears 2. Inf. Fig. acrimonious. ) ᮀ Old blood-and-guts Albert is making his threats again. blood, sweat, and tears Fig. the signs of great personal effort. ᮀ After years of blood, sweat, and tears, Timmy finally earned a college degree.
Fig. a period of dimming or fading of the electricity. ) ᮀ They keep building all these expensive power stations, and then we still have brownouts! a brush with death Fig. an instance of nearly dying. ᮀ After a brush with death in an automobile accident, Claire seemed more friendly and outgoing. The buck stops here. Fig. The need to act or take responsibility, that other people pass on to still other people, ultimately ends up here. S. President Harry Truman, about the decisions a president must make.