TO CRY WOLF

TO CRY WOLF

To ask for help when you do not need it, which may prevent people from helping you when you do need it: The administration has cried wolf so many times, it's difficult to know if there's a problem or not.

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TO BE (RIGHT) UNDER SOMEONE’S NOSE

TO BE (RIGHT) UNDER SOMEONE’S NOSE

to be in a place that you can clearly see: I spent all morning looking for the book, and it was right under my nose the whole time. She shoved the letter under her boss's nose ( = made certain he saw it). I had searched and searched for my path, and finally found that...

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IF YOU PLAY WITH FIRE, YOU GET BURNED

IF YOU PLAY WITH FIRE, YOU GET BURNED

If you do something dangerous, you will get hurt: Joe said, "I have no sympathy for race-car drivers who get injured. They should know that if you play with fire, you get burned." My mother always told us that experimenting with hard drugs was playing with...

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ACENTOS DEL INGLÉS

ACENTOS DEL INGLÉS

No todos los que hablamos español lo pronunciamos igual, ¿verdad? ¡Lo mismo pasa con el inglés! Hay un montón de variedades, dialectos y acentos diferentes por todo el mundo y conviene acostumbrar nuestro oído a todos ellos. En los exámenes, como en la vida misma, te...

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Curiosidades sobre la lengua inglesa

Curiosidades sobre la lengua inglesa

¿Sabes cuál es la palabra más usada del inglés? ¿la más larga? ¿y la más antigua? Te contamos estas y otras curiosidades. La lengua inglesa es una de las más habladas en el mundo (es el idioma oficial o cooficial en más de 50 países) y la historia data el...

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DOWN IN THE DUMPS

DOWN IN THE DUMPS

Feeling unhappy: He’d been down in the dumps since his girlfriend left him. He looks a bit down in the dumps. Things hadn't been going so well for her at work and she was feeling a bit down in the dumps.

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someone’s mind is a blank / someone’s mind goes blank

someone’s mind is a blank / someone’s mind goes blank

MEANING: When your mind is a blank/goes blank, you cannot remember a particular thing, or you cannot remember anything. EXAMPLE SENTENCES: His mind went blank in the exam. Suddenly my mind went blank ( = I could not remember anything). My heart began to race and my...

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TO PLAY BALL WITH SOMEONE

TO PLAY BALL WITH SOMEONE

to cooperate with someone: We contacted the airline about a refund but they wouldn't play ball. The opposing attorneys refused to play ball with us. Why can't you guys play ball with us? Max won't play ball with the gang anymore.

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