101 American English Idioms: Understanding and Speaking by Harry Collis PDF

By Harry Collis

ISBN-10: 0844254460

ISBN-13: 9780844254463

This choice of whimsically illustrated cartoons, dialogues, and narrative is specifically designed to enhance American English comprehension and pronunciation abilities

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Yeah. At this rate he'll never have a penny to his name! 62 In Stitches (laughing very hard) Danny was hilarious at the party the other night. He had us all in stitches! I didn't realize that he was such a comedian. He's always been funny, but last night he outdid himself. He had us laughing so hard that it hurt our sides. 63 Dressed to the Teeth (dressed elegantly) Did you see Hilda at the party last night? Yes, I did. She was really dressed to the teeth! Well, she had on her finest, most elegant clothing because she was out to make a good impression, on Bill.

No wonder. There were so many people around that the thief managed to escape by getting lost in the crowds. 59 Knock Someone's Socks Off (enthuse and excite) Hi, John. What's new? Oh, nothing too much with me, but you ought to see Al-fredo's new car. It'll knock your socks off! So, he finally got that Italian sports car he's been dreaming about. He sure did! When you see all the custom features that it has, you'll get so enthused and excited you won't know what to do! Boy, I can hardly wait to go for a ride in it!

I need some help stacking these boxes. Would you please give me a hand? OK. And I need some help tidying up the house. How about your helping me out after that? OK. If you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours. I know you don't like doing housework, but I'll help you with the boxes if you promise to return the favor. No problem. I'll even do the windows. 47 Hit the Ceiling (become very angry) Don's father hit the celling when he was informed that his son had been detained by the police for disorderly conduct.

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