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English Idiomsآموزش زبان انگلیسی




 


English Idioms


 



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Have an axe to
grind

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If you have an axe to grind, you have
personal reasons for becoming involved in something or adopting a particular
attitude. "It was decided that the best candidates would be selected by a
recruitment agency who had no axe to grind within the
company."

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Have your back to
the wall

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If you have your back to the wall, you
are in serious difficulty. "With his back to the wall, the supplier had to
accept the deal."

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At someone's beck and
call

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If a person is at somebody's beck and
call
, they are always ready to do things for them or obey orders to
please them. "Parents should not be at the beck and call of their
children."

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Below the belt

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  An action or remark described as
below the belt means that
  it is considered unfair or
cruel.
  "Politicians sometimes use personal information to hit their
rivals
  below the belt."

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  Birds of a
feather

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  To say that two people are birds of
a feather
means that they
  are very similar in many
ways.

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  Breathe
down someone's neck

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  If somebody is breathing down
your neck
, they are watching you
  too closely and making you
feel uncomfortable.
  "The atmosphere at work isn't great; the
boss keeps breathing down
  our necks all the time

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  Build
bridges
.

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  If a person builds bridges
between opposing groups, they help
  them to cooperate and
understand each other better.

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  face=Arial>Dance attendance (on
somebody)

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  If you dance attendance on
someone, you are constantly available
  for that person and attend to
their wishes.
 
"She's rich and famous and expects everyone to
dance attendance
  on her."

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  Let sleeping
dogs lie!

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  If someone tells you to let
sleeping dogs lie
, they are asking you
  not to interfere with a
situation so that it does not become a problem.

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  See eye to
eye with someone.

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  To see eye to eye with somebody
means that you agree with
  them.

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  Fair-weather
friend

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  Someone who acts as a friend when
times are good, and is not there
  when you are in trouble, is
called a fair-weather friend.
  "I thought I could count on Bill,
but I've discovered he's just a
  fair-weather
friend."

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  Get on like
a house on fire

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  Two people who get on like a house
on fire
have similar interests
  and quickly become good
friends.

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  Get a raw
deal.

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  If you say that someone has got a
raw deal
, you think they 
  have been treated unfairly or
badly.

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  Go with the
flow

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  If you go with the flow,
you follow the general tendency and go
  along with whatever
happens.
  "When my colleagues organize an office party, I just go
with the flow
  when it comes to the
details. "

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  Good walls
make good neighbours

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  This expression means that respecting
one another's privacy
  helps create a good relationship between
neighbours.

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  Play
gooseberry

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  If you play gooseberry,
you join or accompany two people who
  have a romantic
relationship and want to be alone.

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  Help a lame dog over a
stile

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  If you help a lame dog over
stile
, you help someone who is
  in difficulty or trouble.
 
"You can trust him - he always helps a lame dog over a
stile."

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  Herding
cats

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  This expression refers to the
difficulty of coordinating a situation
  which involves people who all
want to act independently.
  "Organizing an outing for a group of people
from different countries
  is like herding
cats
!

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  Know
someone/something inside out.

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  If you know someone or something
inside out, you know them
  very well.

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  It takes two to tango

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  You say this when you think that a
difficult situation or argument
  cannot be the fault of one person
alone
 
"OK, we've heard Jack's side of the story - but it
takes two to tango!
"

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  Keep
someone at arm's length

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  If you keep someone at arm's
length
, you do not allow yourself
  to become too friendly
with them.
 
"It's not easy to become friends with Sophie; she
tends to keep
  everyone at arm's length."

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  At
loggerheads

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  If you are at loggerheads
with a person or organization,
  you disagree very strongly with
them.

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  face=Arial>Nodding terms

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If you are on nodding terms with
someone, you don't know them
  very well, just well enough to say
'hello' when you meet them.
 
"We haven't made any friends yet
but we're on nodding terms with
  out
neighbours."

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  To be at
odds with somebody

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  If one person is at odds with
another, they disagree with
  each other.

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  Play the
game

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  If you play the game, you
accept to do things according to
  the rules laid down by
others.

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  Pull
strings

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  If somebody pulls strings,
they use influential friends in order
  to obtain an advantage.

  "David found a job easily - his Dad just pulled a few
strings!"

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  Send someone
packing

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  If you send someone
packing
, you tell them to leave, in a very
  forceful and unfriendly
way.
  "When Amanda discovered that Jack had been unfaithful,
 
she sent him packing."

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  Rub
shoulders

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  If you rub
shoulders
with someone, you have an opportunity to
 
meet and talk to a person who is wealthy, famous or distinguished.
 
"In her job in public relations, she sometimes rubs shoulders with
 
famous people."

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  Give someone the cold
shoulder
.

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  To give someone the cold
shoulder
means to deliberately
  ignore someone.
  "After
giving my opinion, he gave me the cold shoulder."

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  Significant
other

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  The term
significant other refers to a person, such as a spouse,

  partner or lover, with whom you have a long-term
relationship.

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  Sface=Arial>peak the same language

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  If two or more
people speak the same language, they have similar
  tastes and
ideas.
  "We work well together because we speak the same
language."

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  face=Arial>Speed networking

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  This refers to a relatively new urban
trend which consists in
 
making a potential business contact by
briefly talking to a series of
  people at an organised event and
exchanging contact details.

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  Starter
marriage

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  A starter marriage is a
short-lived first marriage that ends in
  divorce with no kids, no
property and no regrets.


  A
stormy relationship


  If you have a
stormy relationship
with someone, you have a lot of
  arguments and
disagreements.
  "After a very stormy relationship, they decided to
separate."

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  Sface=Arial>trange bedfellows

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  This expression
refers to the unusual or unlikely association of two or
  more people,
companies or states.
 
"A car manufacturer and a bakery -
strange bedfellows don't you think?"

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  To be as thick
as thieves

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  If two people are "as thick as
thieves
", it means that they are
  very good
friends.

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  Two's company ... (three's a
crowd)

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  This is said of two people,
particularly lovers, who would prefer
  to be alone together than to
have someone else with them.
  "Would you like to come to the cinema
with us?"
  "I'd rather not, thanks. Two's
company...
"

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  Walking
papers

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  If you are given your walking
papers
, your contract or a
  relationship is
ended.
  "After causing a diplomatic incident, Carter got his
walking papers." 

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 On the same
wavelength

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  To say that two people are on the
same wavelength
means
  that they understand each other well because
they share
  the same interests and
opinions.


 



 


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