Saturday, February 11, 2012

#Idioms 55-60

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 put words in someone's mouth - atribuirle a alguien algo que no dijo
I never said you looked fat! Don't put words in my mouth !
to drop one's guard - bajar la guardia
The goalkeeper dropped his guard and the other team won.
to bring someone down a peg or two - bajarle los humos a alguien
When they see how good your English is it will bring them down a peg or two .   
to blow the gaff - levantar la perdiz The newspaper blew the gaff on the politicians illegal actions.
to blow something off the map - borrar algo del mapa
A meteor blew dinosaurs off the map .  
to make fun of - burlarse de
I can't help making fun of my bosses.

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