Essential Idioms in English
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Essential Idioms in English  (English, Paperback, Robert J. Dixson)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • ISBN: 9780131411760, 0131411764
  • Edition: 5th
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From catching a cold to landing on your feet, idiomatic expressions add color and style to the English language. The latest edition of Essential Idioms in English remains the resource of choice for mastering more than 500 common English idioms, phrasal verbs and collocations. Essential Idioms in English thoroughly defines and illustrates each idiom, then reinforces its meaning and usage with multiple-choice, true-false, fill-in-the-blank and matching exercises.

Features and Benefits

  • F: Three new sections on collocations
  • B: Illustrates the frequency of certain usages.
  • F: Expanded Appendix of Equivalent Idioms
  • B: This adds Portuguese to the French and Spanish translations of previous editions.
  • F: New eight-page section on dictionary skills.
  • B: Helps students build their knowledge of vocabulary and usage.
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  • Section 1: Beginning

    Lesson 1

    get in/get on / get out of/get off / put on / take off / turn on / turn off / right away / pick up / sooner or later / get up / come up with / at first

    Lesson 2

    dress up / at last / as usual / find out / look at / look for / all right / all along / little by little / tire out / spend time / never mind

    Lesson 3

    pick out / take one's time / talk over / lie down / stand up / sit down / all (day, week, month, year) long / by oneself / on purpose / get along (with) / make a difference (to) / take out

    Lesson 4

    take part in / at all / look up / wait on / at least / so far / take a walk, hike, etc. / take a trip / try on / think over / take place / put away

    Lesson 5

    look out / shake hands / get back / catch a cold / get over / make up one's mind / change one's mind / for the time being / for good / call off / put off / in a hurry

    Lesson 6

    hang out / hang up / count on / make friends / out of order / get to / look over / have (time) off / go on / put out / all of a sudden / ahead of time

    Lesson 7

    point out / be up / be over / on time / in time to / get better, worse, etc. / get sick, well, tired, busy, wet, etc. / had better / would rather / call it a day/night / figure out / think of

    Lesson 8

    be about to / turn around / take turns / pay attention (to) / brush up on / over and over (again) / wear out / throw away / fall in love / go out (with) / go out / break up (with)

    Lesson 9

    wake up / be in charge of / as soon as / have a good time / in no time / cut down on / crack down on / quite a few / used to / be used to / get used to / back and forth

    Lesson 10

    make sure / now and then / get rid of / every other (one) / go with / first-rate / come from / make good time / mix up / see about / make an impression / by heart

     Lesson 11

    keep out / keep away (from) / find fault with / be up to / ill at ease / do over / look into / take hold of / get through / from now on / keep track of / get carried away

     Lesson 12

    up to date / out of date / blow up / catch fire / burn down / burn up / burn out / stands to reason / break out / as for / for one thing / feel sorry for

    Lesson 13

    break down / turn out / once in a blue moon / give up / cross out / take for granted / take into account / make clear / clear cut / have on / come to / call for

     Section 1 Collocations
    Review: Lessons 1-13
    Section 2: Intermediate
    Lesson 14

    eat in/eat out / cut and dried / look after / feel like / once and for all / hear from / hear of / make fun of / come true / as a matter of fact / have one's way / look forward to

     Lesson 15

    inside out / upside down / fill in / fill out / take advantage of / no matter / take up / take up with / take after / in the long run / in touch / out of touch

     Lesson 16

    on one's toes / watch one's step / watch what one says/does / see eye to eye / have in mind / keep in mind / for once / go off / grow out of / make the best of / cut off / cut out

     Lesson 17

    blow out / become of / shut up / have got / have got to / keep up with / on the other hand / turn down / fifty-fifty / break in / a lost cause / above all

     Lesson 18

    do without / according to / be bound to / for sure / take for / try out / tear down / tear up / go over / run out of / at heart / on hand

     Lesson 19

    bite off / tell apart / all in all / pass out / go around / be in the/one's way / put on / put up / put up with / in vain / day in and day out / catch up

     Lesson 20

    hold still / break the news / be the matter / bring up / get lost / hold up / run away / rule out / by far / see off / see out / no wonder

     Lesson 21

    go up / go up to / hand in / in case / take apart / put together / be better off / be well-off / take by surprise / stress out / name after / hold on

     Lesson 22

    stop by / drop (someone) a line / give (someone) a call / come across / cross one's mind / stand for / stand a chance / look on / look up to / look down on / take off / pull off

     Lesson 23

    make do / give birth to / close call / get on one's nerves / put down / go for / be into / stay up / stay in / take over / show up / clean out

     Lesson 24

    knock out / knock oneself out / carry out / run into / set out / set out to / draw up / give and take / drop out of / believe in / cheer up / make sense

     Lesson 25

    burst out / get away / get away with / serve (someone) right / keep up / keep up with / stand out / let on / go wrong / meet (someone) halfway / check up on / stick up

     Lesson 26

    come about / bring about / build up / die down / fade away / die out / make out / live up to / stick to / rip off / stand up for / cut corners

    Lesson 27

    take on / take down / fall through / fall behind / give in / give off / give out / have it in for / have it out with / hold off / hold out / hold over

     Section 2 Collocations
    Review: Lessons 14-27
    Section 3: Advanced
    Lesson 28

    let up / lay off / bring out / bring back / wait up for / leave (someone or something) alone / let alone / break off / wear off / wear down / on the whole / touch and go

     Lesson 29

    work out / back up / back out / have one's heart set on / buy up buy out / sell out / catch on / be cut out for / throw out / throw up / clear up

     Lesson 30

    slow down / dry up / dry out / be up to (something) / beat around the bush / come to an end / put an end to / get even with / fool around / look out on / stir up / take in

     Lesson 31

    go through / go without saying / put (someone) on / keep one's head / lose one's head / narrow-minded / stand up / get the better of / break loose / on edge / waste one's breath / cut short

     Lesson 32

    step in / step down / step on it / a steal / play up to / more or less / screw up / goof up / go off the deep end / lose one's touch / under control / drag one's heels/feet

     Lesson 33

    kick (something) around / on the ball / make up / make up with / pull together / be looking up / kick the habit / cover up / drop off / turn over / go through channels / last straw

     Lesson 34

    get cold feet / trade in / face-to-face / be with (someone) / be with it / fall for / it figures / make (someone) tick / cover for / give (someone) a break / bow out / stick it out

     Lesson 35

    rub it in / rub the wrong way / get a rise out of / hang around / pick up the tab / by the way / let slide / search me / get off one's chest / live it up / liven up / have a say in

     Lesson 36

    out of the question / have to do with / check in / check out / take one at one's word / serve (the/one's) purpose / cop out / line up / lose one's cool / leave open / miss the boat / think up

     Lesson 37

    throw (someone) a curve   / make waves / carry on / not on your life / cover ground / throw the book at / put one's foot in / be up for grabs / show off / learn the ropes / have under one's belt / keep (one's) fingers crossed

     Lesson 38

    land on one's feet / dish out / get through to / keep one's word / be in over one's head / ask for / be a far cry from / by all means / get out from under / take the bull by the horns / give (someone) a hand / give (someone) a big hand

     Lesson 39

    behind one's back / talk back to / be in / be out / draw the line at / get out of line / dry run / play by ear / be in (someone's) shoes / keep after / fix up / be had

    Section 3 Collocations
    Review: Lessons 28-39
    Dictionary Skills
    Appendix

    Equivalent Idioms in Spanish, French, and Portuguese

    Answer Key

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