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Idioms in English lesson 3

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to pick out: to choose, to select (s)

  • Ann picked  out a good book to give to her brother as a graduation gift.
  • Johnny, if you want me to buy you a toy, then pick one out now.

to take one’s time: to do without rush, not to hurry

This idiom is often used in the imperative form.

  • There’s  no need to hury doing those  exercises. Take your time.
  • William never works rapidly. He always takes his time in everything that he does.

to talk over: to discuss or consider a situation with others

  • We talked over our ideas about redecorating the room, but we couldn’t reach a decision.
  • Before Iaccepted the new job offer, I talked the matter over with my wife.

to lie down: to plase oneself in a flat position, to recline

  • If yuo are  tired, why don’t you lie down  for an hour ot so?
  • The doctor says that Grace must lie down and rest for a short time  every afternoon.

to stand up: to rise from a sitting or lying position (also: to get up)

  • When the president entered the room, everyone stood up.
  • Don’t just sit there. Get up and help me clean the house!

to sit down:  to be seated (also: to take a seat, to have a seat)

  • We sat down on the  park bench and watched the children play.
  • There aren’t any more chairs, but you can take a seat on the floor.
  • Please have a seat. The program will be staring soon.

all (day, week,month, year) long:  the entire day, week month, year

  • I’ve been workong on my income tax forms all day long. I’ve hatdly had time to eat.
  • It’s been raining all week long. We haven’t seen the sun since last Monday.

by oneself: alone, without assistance

  • Francis translated  that French novel by himself. No one helped him.
  • Paula likes to walk  through the woods by herself, but her brother prefers to walk with a companion.

on purpose: for a reason, deliberately

This idiom is usually used when someone does something wrong or unfair.

  • Do you think that she didn’t come to the meeting on purpose?

to get along (with): to associate  or work well (with)

  • Terry and her new roommate don’t get along: they argue constantly.
  • Adrienne has a hard time at school because she doesn’t  get along with her biology professor.

to make a difference (to): to be of importance (to), to afeect (also: to matter to)

These idioms are often used with  adjectives to show the degree of importance.

  • It makes a big difference to me whether he likes the food I serve.
  • Does it make any difference to you  where we go for dinner? No, it doesn’t matterto me. It matters a lot to Liza, though. She’s a vegetarian.

to take out:  to remove, to extract; to go on a date with (also: go out(with))

  • Students, take out your books and open them to page twelve.
  • Did you take Sue out last night?
  • No, she couldn’t go out with me.

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