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November's idioms

Updated: Nov 24, 2020

Can you remember the idioms that we've discussed in class recently?

Here is a list of some of the idioms and other expressions we've talked about, together with lessons where they appeared. Sometimes they are in the original article, sometimes they just cropped up in our conversations. If you want to remember the idioms, you might have to find the original article where they appeared.

  • To tie up some loose ends - Sal Khan TED talk

  • Don't put all your eggs in one basket (somehow inspired by the Sal Khan TED talk lesson)

  • It's the journey not the destination (inspired by Carol Dweck's Mindset video)

  • I was hooked (Chris Hoy, article)

  • To let someone loose on something (would you let a 14 year old drive an Ami?)

  • It was a curse and a blessing (based on the Hegel article)

  • The glass ceiling (Jenny Eclair)

  • A square peg in a round hold (Jenny Eclair)

  • To steer clear of someone/something (Jenny Eclair)

  • To get to grips with (this was from last year, German football manager, Jurgen Klopp, said that watching Friends helped him to get to grips with learning English)

  • To breathe a sigh of relief (BioNTech article)

  • To come in handy (BioNTech article)

  • To come up with an idea (BioNTech article)

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