Monday, February 20, 2012

#Idioms 103-108

id•i•om /'ide?m/

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 draw a veil over something correr un velo sobre algo
The company drew a veil over losing the university contact, they never spoke about it.
to cut one's losses cortar por lo sano
They weren't happy in America so they cut their losses and moved back to Spain.
to set the scene crear un ambiente
The constant pay cuts and reduction in quality set the scene for the companies collapse.
to fall for something creerse algo, caer en la trampa
I'm not going to fall for that lie again!
to get on someone's nerves crisparle los nervios a alguien
That actor really gets on my nerves I can't watch any of his movies.
to take someone to task criticar a alguien
The reported took the politician to task on the news last night.

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