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What did you say? What do you mean?

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Source: What Did You Say? What Do You Mean?: An Illustrated Guide to Understanding Metaphors by Jude Welton. People don't always say what they mean! This book has explanations of 100 different metaphors, laid out in alphabetical order, and with wonderfully witty black and white illustrations... MY OTHER ANKI DECKS For more information, please see the Essential Idioms in English page. Nickolay <kelciour@gmail.com>

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Metaphor A big fish in a small pond
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Question Meaning What do you mean?
Meaning If someone is described as a big fish in a small pond, it means that they have an important position, but only within a small group or organization. The saying suggests that if they were in a bigger group, they would be considered much less important.
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Example “How is Janet enjoying secondary school?”“Well, she likes it now, but it’s so different from her primary. It took her a while to get used to the change from being a big fish in a small pond to being a humble first year.”
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Metaphor Hold your tongue
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Question Meaning What do you mean?
Meaning To hold your tongue means to keep silent.To bite your tongue is similar: it means to keep quiet about something for the moment, because it wouldn’t be the right time or place to speak.
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Example “It would help if you could hold your tongue for just one more minute until I’ve finished trying to tune in the television. Then we can talk about it.”“I wanted to tell her that I’d just seen Andrew, but I decided to bite my tongue for the moment.”
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Metaphor Lend a hand
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Meaning To lend (or give) a hand means to help someone.You can also say someone needs a hand if they need help.
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Example “Can someone lend me a hand with these shopping bags please? They are too heavy for me to carry by myself.”“It looks as if Jim needs a hand with tying his shoelaces. Will you help him please Sally?”
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Awesome! At first original book was for autistic children to make them understand the figuative language, but it's also helpful for ESL students like me... I recommend all English learners to study this deck!
I also purchased the author's other decks to learn English words, and they're also very useful.