Wednesday, February 1, 2012

#Idioms 01-06

id·i·om /ˈidēəm/

An idiom is an expression that means something other than the literal meanings of its individual words.
Here are six native idioms for you to learn and use. Enjoy friends!

to be going begging 
- que nadie reclama
Do you want this scarf? It's been going begging for months here.

to put that in your pipe and smoke it 
- ¡chúpate eso!
Our team beat yours!  Put that in your pipe and smoke it! 

break a leg! 
- ¡mucha suerte!
I saw Tim before he went on stage and I told him to break a leg. 

to hold brief for something 
- abogar por algo
Susan likes fur coats so she really holds no brief for animal rights.

to break new ground 
- abrir nuevos caminos
The discovery of DNA broke new ground in science.

to put someone out of his misery 
- acabar con el sufrimiento de alguien
They were nervous about the exam results, so we put them out of their misery and told them.

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