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Idioms in English Lesson 4

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to take part in: to be involved in,  to participate in ( also: to be in on)

  • Martin was sick and could not take part in the meeting yesterday.
  • I didn’t want to be in on their argument, so I remained.

at all: to any degree (also: in the least)

This idiomi is used with the negative to add emphasis to a statement.

  • Larry isn’t at all shy about expressing  his opinions.
  • When I asked Donna whether she was tired, she said, “Not in the least. I’m full of energy”.

to took up: to locate information in a directory, dictionary, book

  • Elena suggested that we look up the store’s telephone number on the Internet.
  • Students should try to understand the meaning of  a new word from context before looking the world up in the dictionary.

to wait on: to serve in a store or restaurant

  • A very pleasant young clerk waited on me in that shop.
  • The restaurant server asked us, “Has anyone waited on you yet?”

at least: a minimum of, no fewer (or  less) than

  • I spend at least two hours every night studying.
  • Mike drinks at least a quart of water every day.

so far: until now, until the present time (also: up to now, as of yet)

This idiomi is usually used with the present perfect tense.

  • So far, this year has been excellent for business. I hope that the good luck continues.
  • How many idioms have we studied in the book up to now?
  • As od yet, we have not had an answer from him.

to take a walk, hike, etc:  to go for a walk, hike, etc. A hike involves challenging, strenuous walking, usually up a hill or mountain.

  • Last evening we took a walk around the  park.
  • Let’s take a hike up Cowles Mountain this afternoon.

to take a trip: to go on a journey, to travel

  • I’m so busy at work that I  have no time to take a trip.
  • During the summer holidays, the Thompson took a trip to Europe.

to try on: to wear clothes to check the style or fit before buying

  • He tried on several suits before he picked out a blue one.
  • Why don’t you try these shoes on next?

to think over: to consider carefully  before deciding

  • I’d like to think over your offer first. Then can we talk it over tomorrow?
  • You don’t have to give me your decision now. Think it over for a while.

to take place: to occur, to happen according to plan

  • The regular mettings of the committee take place in Constitution Hall.
  • I thought that the celebration was taking plase at John’s  house.

to put away: to temove from sight, to put in the proper place

  • Please put away your papers before you open the test booklet.
  • John put the notepad away in his desk when he was finished with it.

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