Saturday, March 3, 2012

#idioms 175-180

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 blow someone's cover - desenmascarar a alguien
Mary thinks her husband is cheating. She hired a private investigator to blow his cover.

to jump ship
- desertar
Rob jumped ship because they weren't paying him enough.

to get rid of
- deshacerse de
My girlfriend made me get rid of the pornography on my computer.

to break one's back
- deslomarse
I broke my back for the company.

to give someone the ax/boot
despedir a alguien
If he doesn't change his attitude the boss will give him the axe.

to get off the ground
- despegar I know once our business gets off the ground we'll be financially secure.

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