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  • in spanish = con un sabor amargo

    June 8, 2010

  • Entirely new - fresh or unused.

    May 13, 2010

  • to get over sth

    May 13, 2010

  • to be said to be, named after.
    in spanish: denominado

    May 13, 2010

  • To deal with the minor consequences of a previous action; to tidy up, finish, or complete.

    May 13, 2010

  • after something, as a result of some event

    May 13, 2010

  • a person or thing you care the most

    May 6, 2010

  • the most remarkable thing

    May 6, 2010

  • If something has more holes than a Swiss cheese, it is incomplete,and lacks many parts.

    May 6, 2010

  • something that has been done very badly

    May 6, 2010

  • To be forced to apologize abjectly or admit one's faults in humiliating circumstances.

    May 6, 2010

  • to listen to someone but not completely believe the story

    May 6, 2010

  • to have more important things to do

    May 6, 2010

  • Collocations are words that follows others. Here they're verbs followed by nouns.

    - savour: moment, success, freedom, memories, past, wine

    May 5, 2010

  • It could be used in an abstract way like here:

    Jane didn't relish the task of thelling the class they would have to miss the match.


    It means that she didn't liked the fact of being the one to tell the news to the class.

    May 5, 2010

  • In spanish: como tal

    May 5, 2010

  • fairly means 'moderately'
    rather can be used before negative adjectives to mean 'moderately'; it can also be used before positive adjectives to mean 'more than expected'
    quite has a variety of meanings, ranging from 'moderately' to 'totally', depending on the tone of voice that is used.
    Note that quite means 'fairly' before a gradable adjective. These are adjectives which can be modified, such as good, clever, helpful. Quite means 'completely' before an ungradable adjective. Ungradable adjectives are those which can't be modified, such as fantastic, brilliant, dreadful, etc.

    May 5, 2010

  • no matter what

    May 5, 2010

  • a state of confusion or disarray

    May 5, 2010

  • first and most important of all

    May 4, 2010

  • always; many times; in a repeatedly manner

    May 4, 2010

  • to add something that's unnecesary; an attempt to improve something that's already complete, satisfactory or ideal.

    May 4, 2010

  • wordnet's defintion's: a herder of sheep (on an open range); someone who keeps the sheep together in a flock

    May 4, 2010

  • with too much energy

    May 4, 2010

  • Hi Tom!

    GCI's where I'm learning English here in Galway, Ireland...

    It's short for Galway Cultural Institute GCI.ie

    BTW it's a great place to be!!
    :)
    Byee

    May 2, 2010

  • * to toe the line = to do as you're told
    * to shoulder responsibility = to assume the responsibility on sth.
    * to foot the bill = to pay it no matter what
    * to thumb a lift = to ask for a lift
    * to elbow your way in = to make your way in no matter what
    * to table a question = to just say what you want to say
    * to corner a thief = to leave the thief without a way out
    * to tiptoe into a room = to enter without making any noise
    * to man a ship = to furnish with a labor force for work, defense
    * to coat with paint = apply paint to
    * to cash in on an idea = to get a compensation, generally in money, from an idea
    * to ship goods
    * to house asylum seekers
    * doom and gloom = pessimism
    * time and again = always; many times; in a repeatedly manner
    * to gild the lily = to add something that's not needed.
    * high and dry = deserted (forsaken by owner or inhabitants)
    * high and low = everywhere
    * flesh and blood = human nature or physical existence, together with its weaknesses
    * fame and fortune
    * first and foremost = first and most important of all
    * life and soul = lively, generally referring to a person
    * black and white = communication by means of written symbols (either printed or handwritten)
    * sixes and sevens = a state of confusion or disarray
    * thick and thin = no matter what
    * safe and sound = free from danger or injury
    * give and take = make mutual concessions
    * touch and go = precarious

    Idioms that have to do with food
    * put all your eggs in one basket = not to do everything the same way
    * have a bigger fish to fry = to have more important things to do
    * take with a pinch of salt = to listen to someone but not completely believe the story

    April 30, 2010

  • to get a compensation, generally in money, from an idea


    The fact that you have registered your idea in an i-DEPOT does not mean that you hold a monopoly on that idea. Even so, another person should not be able to cash in on an idea that you discussed with him in good faith without paying you for its use.
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    April 30, 2010

  • apply paint to; coat with paint; "We painted the rooms yellow"
    src

    April 30, 2010

  • to furnish with a labor force for work, defense, etc.
    src

    April 30, 2010

  • "If the "boogeyman" were to tiptoe into your room in the middle of the night, would he be able to find you?"

    To tiptoe into a room is to enter without making any noise

    April 30, 2010

  • to leave the thief without a way out

    April 30, 2010

  • to just say what you want to say

    April 30, 2010

  • to make your way in no matter what

    April 30, 2010

  • to ask for a lift

    April 30, 2010

  • to do as you're told

    April 30, 2010

  • to pay it no matter what

    April 30, 2010

  • A lot of idioms here

    April 30, 2010

  • homophone with isle

    April 30, 2010

  • homophone with air

    April 30, 2010

  • 5.1
    To give information about myself and express personal opinions:

    - Personally; it's my belief; for my part; I think that; speaking personally.
    - On the whole; generally; by and large; for the most part.
    - I'm undecided/unsure; I'm ambivalent about; I'm in two minds about.

    April 30, 2010

  • e.g. When I was a teenager, spending the day with my parents held all the allure of a wet Sunday afternoon doing homework.
    Explanation: He hated doing homework as much as being with his parents all day long. Obviously because both things were dull.

    April 30, 2010

  • to coin something = to make it up

    April 30, 2010

  • appropriate for

    April 30, 2010

  • without success

    April 30, 2010

  • = nervous

    April 30, 2010

  • "in lieu of" = instead of

    April 30, 2010

  • "on the fringe of" = on the outside/edge of

    April 30, 2010

  • = based on

    "on the grounds (that)" = because

    April 30, 2010

  • In Spanish: desconcertante.

    April 30, 2010

  • It's about something that isn't worth doing.. In other words: pointless

    April 30, 2010

  • Because it just can't hold anything.

    April 30, 2010

  • really but REALLY quickly/fast.

    April 30, 2010

  • From one of wordnik's examples:
    "He indulges in similes and expressions as rich and varied as the vegetation of his own tropical lands."

    In my opinion, similes are expressions you build to emphasize a particular idea.

    e.g. topic: a girl's eyes and hair.
    Her eyes were blue like the deepest ocean and her hair was as soft as the finest silk.

    In this case I want to emphasize that I liked both, her hair and her eyes, so I compare them to things most people would recognize and, since my intention is to be positive in meaning, admire.

    Similes referring to animals
    as quiet as a mouse, as slippery as an eel, as strong as an ox, as brave as a lion

    April 30, 2010

  • it's like they change to that color when reflected somewhere..

    April 30, 2010

  • = It's amazing!

    e.g. The Empire State is some sight.

    April 30, 2010

  • ... and far below the streets jammed with little winking toy yellow cabs ...

    April 30, 2010

  • people who're staring at sth

    April 28, 2010

  • could also be to withdraw and to call.

    April 28, 2010

  • create ( a contract) Let's draw an agreement up before we go any further with this project.

    April 28, 2010

  • a function word that can be used in English to form phrasal verbs

    April 28, 2010

  • kind of problems

    April 28, 2010

  • a great amount

    April 28, 2010

  • (fixed expression) = it cost you almost nothing.
    e.g.: "... and because you're effectivly supporting the local economy, it shouldn't come too cheap, either."

    April 28, 2010

  • = to deal with

    April 27, 2010

  • The best definition is that of Wordnet:


    brought under control and put to use

    April 27, 2010

  • able to continue without causing damage to the environment

    April 27, 2010

  • A double Dutch is something you just don't get.. It's like if a NASA scientist's telling you, a regular fella, how to launch a rocket somewhere.. Eventually, you might say: this is double Dutch! I just can't get wathever you're trying to say!!

    April 27, 2010

  • e.g. I'm sure the woman would have died but for the help of a man who was passing and knew what to do.
    Explanation: If it weren't for the man, she would be dead.

    April 26, 2010

  • = speaking seriously.
    e.g. I'm not joking. I'm speaking in earnest.

    April 23, 2010

  • My shoelaces have come undone.

    April 23, 2010

  • it's kind of a writer's alias

    April 23, 2010

  • = let it be the way it has to be

    April 21, 2010

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