ISBN-10:
0131411764
ISBN-13:
9780131411760
Pub. Date:
09/18/2003
Publisher:
Pearson Education ESL
Essential Idioms in English / Edition 5

Essential Idioms in English / Edition 5

by Robert J. Dixson
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ISBN-13: 9780131411760
Publisher: Pearson Education ESL
Publication date: 09/18/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 276
Sales rank: 126,526
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Section 1: Beginning

Lesson 1

get in/get on / get out of/get off / put on / take off / turn on / turn off / right away / pick up / sooner or later / get up / come up with / at first

Lesson 2

dress up / at last / as usual / find out / look at / look for / all right / all along / little by little / tire out / spend time / never mind

Lesson 3

pick out / take one’s time / talk over / lie down / stand up / sit down / all (day, week, month, year) long / by oneself / on purpose / get along (with) / make a difference (to) / take out

Lesson 4

take part in / at all / look up / wait on / at least / so far / take a walk, hike, etc. / take a trip / try on / think over / take place / put away

Lesson 5

look out / shake hands / get back / catch a cold / get over / make up one’s mind / change one’s mind / for the time being / for good / call off / put off / in a hurry

Lesson 6

hang out / hang up / count on / make friends / out of order / get to / look over / have (time) off / go on / put out / all of a sudden / ahead of time

Lesson 7

point out / be up / be over / on time / in time to / get better, worse, etc. / get sick, well, tired, busy, wet, etc. / had better / would rather / call it a day/night / figure out / think of

Lesson 8

be about to / turn around / take turns / pay attention (to) / brush up on / over and over (again) / wear out / throw away / fall in love / go out (with) / go out / break up (with)

Lesson 9

wake up / be in charge of / as soon as / have a good time / in no time / cut down on / crack down on / quite a few / used to / be used to / get used to / back and forth

Lesson 10

make sure / now and then / get rid of / every other (one) / go with / first-rate / come from / make good time / mix up / see about / make an impression / by heart

Lesson 11

keep out / keep away (from) / find fault with / be up to / ill at ease / do over / look into / take hold of / get through / from now on / keep track of / get carried away

Lesson 12

up to date / out of date / blow up / catch fire / burn down / burn up / burn out / stands to reason / break out / as for / for one thing / feel sorry for

Lesson 13

break down / turn out / once in a blue moon / give up / cross out / take for granted / take into account / make clear / clear cut / have on / come to / call for

Section 1 Collocations

Review: Lessons 1-13

Section 2: Intermediate

Lesson 14

eat in/eat out / cut and dried / look after / feel like / once and for all / hear from / hear of / make fun of / come true / as a matter of fact / have one’s way / look forward to

Lesson 15

inside out / upside down / fill in / fill out / take advantage of / no matter / take up / take up with / take after / in the long run / in touch / out of touch

Lesson 16

on one’s toes / watch one’s step / watch what one says/does / see eye to eye / have in mind / keep in mind / for once / go off / grow out of / make the best of / cut off / cut out

Lesson 17

blow out / become of / shut up / have got / have got to / keep up with / on the other hand / turn down / fifty-fifty / break in / a lost cause / above all

Lesson 18

do without / according to / be bound to / for sure / take for / try out / tear down / tear up / go over / run out of / at heart / on hand

Lesson 19

bite off / tell apart / all in all / pass out / go around / be in the/one’s way / put on / put up / put up with / in vain / day in and day out / catch up

Lesson 20

hold still / break the news / be the matter / bring up / get lost / hold up / run away / rule out / by far / see off / see out / no wonder

Lesson 21

go up / go up to / hand in / in case / take apart / put together / be better off / be well-off / take by surprise / stress out / name after / hold on

Lesson 22

stop by / drop (someone) a line / give (someone) a call / come across / cross one’s mind / stand for / stand a chance / look on / look up to / look down on / take off / pull off

Lesson 23

make do / give birth to / close call / get on one’s nerves / put down / go for / be into / stay up / stay in / take over / show up / clean out

Lesson 24

knock out / knock oneself out / carry out / run into / set out / set out to / draw up / give and take / drop out of / believe in / cheer up / make sense

Lesson 25

burst out / get away / get away with / serve (someone) right / keep up / keep up with / stand out / let on / go wrong / meet (someone) halfway / check up on / stick up

Lesson 26

come about / bring about / build up / die down / fade away / die out / make out / live up to / stick to / rip off / stand up for / cut corners

Lesson 27

take on / take down / fall through / fall behind / give in / give off / give out / have it in for / have it out with / hold off / hold out / hold over

Section 2 Collocations

Review: Lessons 14-27

Section 3: Advanced

Lesson 28

let up / lay off / bring out / bring back / wait up for / leave (someone or something) alone / let alone / break off / wear off / wear down / on the whole / touch and go

Lesson 29

work out / back up / back out / have one’s heart set on / buy up buy out / sell out / catch on / be cut out for / throw out / throw up / clear up

Lesson 30

slow down / dry up / dry out / be up to (something) / beat around the bush / come to an end / put an end to / get even with / fool around / look out on / stir up / take in

Lesson 31

go through / go without saying / put (someone) on / keep one’s head / lose one’s head / narrow-minded / stand up / get the better of / break loose / on edge / waste one’s breath / cut short

Lesson 32

step in / step down / step on it / a steal / play up to / more or less / screw up / goof up / go off the deep end / lose one’s touch / under control / drag one’s heels/feet

Lesson 33

kick (something) around / on the ball / make up / make up with / pull together / be looking up / kick the habit / cover up / drop off / turn over / go through channels / last straw

Lesson 34

get cold feet / trade in / face-to-face / be with (someone) / be with it / fall for / it figures / make (someone) tick / cover for / give (someone) a break / bow out / stick it out

Lesson 35

rub it in / rub the wrong way / get a rise out of / hang around / pick up the tab / by the way / let slide / search me / get off one’s chest / live it up / liven up / have a say in

Lesson 36

out of the question / have to do with / check in / check out / take one at one’s word / serve (the/one’s) purpose / cop out / line up / lose one’s cool / leave open / miss the boat / think up

Lesson 37

throw (someone) a curve / make waves / carry on / not on your life / cover ground / throw the book at / put one’s foot in / be up for grabs / show off / learn the ropes / have under one’s belt / keep (one’s) fingers crossed

Lesson 38

land on one’s feet / dish out / get through to / keep one’s word / be in over one’s head / ask for / be a far cry from / by all means / get out from under / take the bull by the horns / give (someone) a hand / give (someone) a big hand

Lesson 39

behind one’s back / talk back to / be in / be out / draw the line at / get out of line / dry run / play by ear / be in (someone’s) shoes / keep after / fix up / be had

Section 3 Collocations

Review: Lessons 28-39

Dictionary Skills

Appendix

Equivalent Idioms in Spanish, French, and Portuguese

Answer Key

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