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Source: 101 American English Idioms by Harry Collis (Amazon)
101 American English Idioms takes the mystery out of these common U.S. expressions and explains their meanings in context.◼MY OTHER ANKI DECKS
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Section Four: People Do the Strangest Things
Kick the Bucket
It’s been said that the old man knew of a buried treasure, but he kicked the bucket before telling anyone where it was. If the treasure exists, the old man unfortunately took the secret of its location with him when he died.
Section Three: That’s Not Nice
Leave Someone High and Dry
Say, Jill. I thought that John was going to help you do the dishes tonight.So did I. But he left me high and dry.Where did he go?Well, he got a call from some of pals at work to go bowling, and he left me alone to do all this work without any help at all!
Section Two: The Body Has Many Uses
Pay Through the Nose
pay too high a price
At last Mr. Smith came upon the rare stamp he had been seeking at an auction. Since many other stamp collectors would also be bidding for it, he realized that he would have to pay through the nose in order to have it. After considering the increasing value of the stamp, he decided that he would not mind paying such a high price for something so rare.
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Thanks, very useful!
But there is one mistake: "show job" instead of "snow job".
Good for learning English
It has contextualized audios and images that make it easier to internalize the idioms