Everyday Idioms; For Reference and Practice Book One / Edition 1

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Overview

Everyday Idioms One and Two bring the challenge of learning typical American English expressions within any student¿s reach. Each book presents over 1,200 idioms within tightly organized semantic categories. No other idiom texts give as comprehensive coverage of essential American idioms or make them as accessible to students.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780201834086
  • Publisher: Pearson Education ESL
  • Publication date: 3/28/1996
  • Series: Everyday Idioms for Reference and Practice Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 520,314
  • Product dimensions: 8.49 (w) x 10.79 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Unit 1 In the Morning

wake up / crack of dawn / go off / not sleep a wink / sleep like a log / take a shower / get ready / get someone going / start the day off (right) / sleep in

Unit 2 In the Evening

go out / stay out / stay up / be tired out / fall asleep / turn in / hit the sack / bed down / after hours

Unit 3 Around the House

keep house / clean up / put back / fix the meal / do the dishes / take out / odds and ends / garage sale / clean out / fix up

Unit 4 On the Job

do for a living / make a living / white-collar / put in / clock in / get off (work) / call it a day / close up (shop) / graveyard shift

Unit 5 Vacation Time

have off / on leave / go away / see off / take in / check in / check out (of) / book up / get back

Unit 6 Resting and Relaxing

take a nap / take a break / take it easy / have free time / pass the time / daydream / loosen up

Unit 7 An Active Lifestyle

early bird / night owl / night on the town / live (life) in the fast lane / live it up / have a ball / party animal / throw a party / get out (and about)

Unit 8 Transportation

get around / get out of / get in (to) / ride shotgun / take a spin / on someone’s tail / make good time / fill up / gas-guzzler / take off

Unit 9 Commuting

take off (to work) / buckle up / drop off / give a lift / on one’s way / rush hour / share a ride / carpool lane / double-park

Unit 10 The Weather

cool down / heat up / rain cats and dogs / run off / cold spell / roll in / die down / clear up / dry up

Review: Units 1-10

Unit 11 Small Talk

shake hands / not see for ages / a sight for sore eyes / long time no see / strike up a conversation / make small talk / break the ice / shoot the breeze / what’s going on? / so long / catch you later /

Unit 12 On the Telephone

make a (phone) call / be on the phone / over the phone / call up / hold on / off the hook / call back / hang up / crank call

Unit 13 Communicating

drop someone a line / dash off / hear from / be in touch (with) / get in touch with / get back to / talk a mile a minute / bend someone’s ear / yackety-yak

Unit 14 School

sign up for / hit the books / brush up on / pop quiz / hand in / hand out / teacher’s pet / cut class(es) / drop out (of)

Unit 15 Shopping

pick up / pick out / on sale / hunt for bargains / shop around / window-shop / buy up / raincheck / stock up (on) / take back

Unit 16 Eating and Dining

eat out / take out / junk food / eat up / leftovers / doggy bag / pot luck / pig out / wolf down / have a sweet tooth

Unit 17 Family

come from grow up / bring up / flesh and blood / take after / settle down / hand down / give birth to

Unit 18 Dating and Friendship

go out (with) / go with / blind date / fix up (with) / old flame / break up (with) / stand someone up / make up (with)

Unit 19 Inviting

how about…? / be free / ask out / have over / go along (with) / take someone up on / turn down / take a raincheck

Unit 20 Visiting

pay a visit / drop in (on) / swing by / stop over / get together / show in / make oneself at home / feel at home / take a seat / show out

Review: Units 11-20

Unit 21 Health and Exercise

be in shape / be on a diet / put on weight / warm up / work out / build up / catch one’s breath / work off / lay off / cool off

Unit 22 Illness and Disease

be under the weather / feel out of it / come down with / run a fever / go around / run its course / take a turn for the worse / get a checkup / be laid up / get over

Unit 23 Clothing

put on / get dressed try on / dress up / go with / take off / fold up / wear out / grow out of / bundle up

Unit 24 Budget and Cost

be broke / make ends meet / get by / cut corners / do without / come to / pick up the tab / be a steal / cost an arm and a leg / be a rip-off

Unit 25 Time

in a while / for a while / for the time being / for good / from now on / sooner or later / from time to time / over and over (again) / day in and day out / in time (to)

Unit 26 Movement and Position

stand up / sit up / make room for / move over / take up / head for / turn back / pass by / on foot / be (right) under someone’s nose / high and low /

Unit 27 Departing

be off / take off / get going / head out / head off / dash off / clear out / be long gone / sneak off

Unit 28 Making Things Work

turn on / turn up / act up / break down / burn out / fall apart / fall off / out of order / be up and running

Unit 29 Events

take place / come up / go off / fall through / turn out (for) / sell out / be a full house / turn away / rain out / ring in the new year

Unit 30 Participation and Involvement

take part in / count in / have a hand in / team up (with) / show up / look on / be left out / sit out

Review Units 21-30

Unit 31 Describing People

come across (as) / party pooper / penny-pincher / go-getter / show off / know-it-all / open-minded / absent-minded / easy-going

Unit 32 Describing Things and Situation

paint a picture out of the ordinary / up to date / first-rate / out of this world / spick and span / brand new / clear-cut / be the pits / dog-eared

Unit 33 Ability and Experience

get the hang of / have a knack for / be right up one’s alley / be cut out for / know like the back of one’s hand / lose one’s touch / be all thumbs / wet behind the ears / have a green thumb

Unit 34 Effort and Laziness

go all out / burn the candle at both ends / burn the midnight oil / keep up / get around to / drag one’s feet / lift a finger / half-hearted / take the bull by the horns

Unit 35 Difficulty and Ease

run into trouble / be up against / in a jam / in dire straits / be in over one’s head / open a can of worms / ups and downs / without a hitch / be a piece of cake / no-brainer

Unit 36 Remembering and Forgetting

look back (on) / hold on to / keep in mind / learn something by heart / on the tip of one’s tongue / pop into one’s head / fade away / slip one’s mind / not cry over spilt milk / forgive and forget

Unit 37 Finding and Locating

be after / run across / come by / look into / find out / come up with / look up / read up on / go over / turn up

Unit 38 Understanding

get it / catch on / figure out / see someone’s point / get the message / not make head or tail of / be beyond / be Greek to / go in one ear and out the other / get wrong

Unit 39 Informing and Reporting

fill in (on) / keep posted / spread the word / catch up on / keep up on / what’s the scoop? / fill out / first-hand / break the news / hot off the press

Unit 40 Discussing and Interrupting

bring up / speak up / raise a question / go into / touch on / kick around / cover ground / go off on a tangent / break in / get a word in edgewise

Review: Units 31-40

Unit 41 Happiness and Sadness

be all smiles / be in seventh heaven / grin from ear to ear / make one’s day / happy camper / be down / feel blue / have (on) a long face / be a tear-jerker / lift one’s spirits

Unit 42 Anger and Annoyance

see red / tick off / raise one’s voice / have a short fuse / hit the roof / lose one’s temper / storm off (to) / be a pain in the neck / drive one crazy / blow off steam

Unit 43 Waiting, Patience, and Delay

hold on / be with / kill time / tie up / put off / sit on / hold up / run late / wait out

Unit 44 Interfering and Disturbing

be in the way / stick one’s nose into / mind one’s own business / busy-body / get on someone’s case / be none of someone’s business / knock it off / go away

Unit 45 Needs, Wants, and Preferences

have got to / had better / be supposed to / feel like / long for / could do with / would rather / so much the better / to each one’s own / have got the dibs on

Unit 46 Interest and Disinterest

take an interest in / be into / take up / take to / to one’s heart’s content / look forward to / get a kick out of / turn off / put to sleep / old hat

Unit 47 Certainty and Doubt

make sure / for sure / (there are) no ifs, ands, or buts about it / mark my words / bet on it / believe in / take at someone’s word / take someone’s word for it / give the benefit of the doubt / give me a break

Unit 48 Approval and Disapproval

be in favor of / give the green light / a big hand / sound good / go ahead / shake one’s head / take a dim view of / give a dirty look / I’m afraid not / be out of the question / /

Unit 49 Self-Control

get (a)hold of oneself / keep one’s wits (about one) / keep one’s cool / have one’s act together / mind over matter / level-headed / on the ball / hold in(side)

Unit 50 Success and Failure

get ahead / make the grade / pull off / make it big / come back / go over / blow it / give up / in vain / lost cause / back to square one

Review: Units 41-50

Index

Answer Key

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