Thursday, February 23, 2012

#Idioms 121-126

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 call in sick - dar parte de enfermo
Rob won't be here today. He called in sick   this morning.

to give way
 - dar paso, ceder Be careful! The floor boards could give way at any moment!

to take for granted
 dar por sentado
I used to take him for granted so he left me a year ago.

to give pause (for thought)
 - dar que pensar
Dr. Hubble's speech on child labour gave us pause.

to give something a once-over
 - echar un vistazo a algo
I gave this contract the once over and it all seems fine.

to give a hand 
- echar una mano
Can I   give you a hand cleaning?

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