Idioms with Fruits

Fruit Idioms The apple of your eye E.g. She has three children, but her youngest son is the apple of her eye. Go bananas E.g. She’ll go bananas if she sees the house in this (dirty) condition. A bite at the cherry E.g. He definitely wants a bite of the …

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Phrasal Verbs with B

back away|Retreat or go backwards|The crowd BACKED AWAY when the man pulled a knife.|1 back down|Retract or withdraw your position or proposal in an argument|She refused to BACK DOWN and was fired.|1 back into|Enter a parking area in reverse gear|He prefers to BACK his car INTO the garage.|_ back off|Retreat|The …

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Phrasal Verbs with F

face off|Confront|The company FACED OFF the competition.|1 face up to|Accept an unpleasant truth|Many people find it hard to FACE UP TO the fact that they are getting old.|_ faff about|Behave indecisively|He told her to stop FAFFING ABOUT and make her mind up.|_ faff around|Behave indecisively|She told him to stop FAFFING …

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Books & Movies Collocations

Collocations related to Books & Movies My brother is a huge fan of movies. When he sees a movie trailer (a short video offering a preview of the movie), he counts down the days until the movie comes out (movie released) on opening night – that’s the first day a movie, show, concert, or performance is open to the public. He …

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Phrasal Verbs with H

hack around|Waste time|I’ve been HACKING AROUND all morning because I can’t get down to doing any revision.|_ hack into|Break into a computer system|He HACKED INTO the government database and stole a lot of data.|_ hack off|Annoy|He HACKS me OFF with his endless complaining.|_ hack up|Chop or cut into small pieces|They …

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Topic Specific Vocabulary about Architecture, Building

art deco: the style of the buildings elegant: stylish in appearance energy-efficient: energy saving an eyesore: a thing that is very ugly, especially a building. pleasing geometric forms: well-designed patterns skyscraper: a very tall building of many storeys well-designed: designed beautifully a masterpiece: extremely beautiful multi-storey: having many stores tear down: to demolish dismantle: to destroy finest example: a perfect example most …

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Collocations about Behavior

Behavior Collocation Collocations Related to Behavior When I was a teenager, I was painfully shy (extremely shy). I loved reading books, and I had a vivid imagination (had a creative and colorful imagination). My best friend had a more outgoing personality (she liked to be friendly and sociable) and a good sense of humor (ability to make other …

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Idioms with Country

Take French leave Eg: The driver had taken French leave To go Dutch Eg: Sally said she wouldn’t let a man pay for her meal on a first date. She prefers to go Dutch. Dutch courage Eg: I think I’ll have a glass of whiskey for Dutch courage before I …

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Collocations about Appearance

Collocations Related to Appearance My best friend Joanna is absolutely gorgeous -extremely beautiful. She has long, sleek, jet-black hair (sleek = smooth and straight, jet-black = perfectly black), pale blue eyes (pale = light color), and a radiant complexion (skin that appears healthy and full of energy). People always compliment her on her hourglass figure (when a woman has large breasts …

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