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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. MY ANKI ADD-ONS WIP ANKI DECKS OTHER ANKI DECKS A quick overview is available at imgur.com/a/Pb46M, imgur.com/a/snycYoD, imgur.com/a/ismBncl and imgur.com/a/5cxyoUb. For the full version of some of these decks, consider supporting me on . It'd be very much appreciated. Nickolay <kelciour@gmail.com>

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Id Idioms_100_Elementary_100
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Expression to get in touch with
Meaning to communicate with, to contact
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Examples You can get in touch with him by calling the Burma Hotel. I've been trying all morning to get in touch with Miss Peters, but her phone is always busy.
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Id Idioms_336_Advanced_012
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Expression touch and go
Meaning risky, uncertain until the end
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Examples The complicated medical operation was touch and go for several hours. The outcome of the soccer final was touch and go for the entire match.
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Id Idioms_091_Elementary_091
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Expression to wear out
Meaning to use something until it has no value or worth anymore, to make useless through wear (S)
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Examples When I wear out these shoes, I'll have to buy some that last longer. What do you do with your clothes after you wear them out?
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In this case, looking at the Styling section in the card template, it corresponds to .expression and can be styled the same way as https://docs.ankiweb.net/#/templates/styling?id=night-mode

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I don't know what do you mean by that, but I didn't and couldn't say that. This is the "Essential Idioms in English" deck. The deck contains all the cards (468 notes) and there's no other deck.
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If you mean another deck, please see "My Other Anki Decks" section on this page.
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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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