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🗍 Essential Idioms in English

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Source: Essential Idioms in English by Robert J. Dixson. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION The book contains additional exercises with answers. ANKI ADD-ONS ANKI DECKS FOR FOREIGN LANGUAGE LEARNING https://ankiweb.net/shared/byauthor/425416424 NEW ANKI DECKS ENGLISH ANKI DECKS For the full version of some of these decks, send me an email or consider supporting me on Buy Me a Coffee. It'll be very much appreciated 😀. A quick overview is available at imgur.com/a/Pb46M, imgur.com/a/snycYoD, imgur.com/a/ismBncl and imgur.com/a/5cxyoUb. Nickolay Nonard <kelciour@gmail.com>

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Id Idioms_023_Elementary_023
Expression to call on
Meaning to ask for a response from; to visit (also: to drop in on)
Examples Jose didn't know the answer when the teacher called on him. Last night several friends called on us at our home. Why don't we drop in on Sally a little later?
Id Idioms_343_Advanced_019
Expression to sell out
Meaning to sell all items (S); to arrange for the sale of a company or business (S)
Examples That store is closing its doors for good and is selling out everything this weekend. If my new business enterprise is successful, I'll sell it out for a few million dollars.
Id Idioms_056_Elementary_056
Expression for the time being
Meaning temporarily (also: for now)
Examples For the time being, Janet is working as a waitress, but she really hopes to become an actress soon. We're living in an apartment for now, but soon we'll be looking for a house to buy.

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The name of the deck is the name of the book. It contains idioms, phrasal verbs, and collocations. From the author's note to the first edition: "Of course, the idioms chosen for study should be well within the student's grasp and of practical value. Such expressions as "to carry coals to Newcastle" or "to wash one's dirty linen in public," while very colorful, do not give the student immediate facility in his everyday use of the language. Thus, only those idioms have been included in this book that are more or less basic. ... For the purpose of this book I have simply assumed that an idiom is an expression which has a meaning different from that of the joined meanings of its component parts".
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