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Copy of Idioms

Common idioms explained for ESL students

Emily DeKock

on 30 July 2010

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bite off more than I can chew ants in the pants http://youtu.be/0nKG_O0Ei_o give someone the cold shoulder food for thought put one's foot in one's mouth chip on one's shoulder a piece of cake make lemonade out of lemons head over heels a chicken with its head cut off to be restless My son ate a lot of candy and now he has ants in his pants, he can't sit still! to begin a commitment that you cannot finish I bit off more than I could chew when I promised to finish the project by tomorrow morning! this is something you should think about H Here is some food for thought, Cananda is the second largest country in the world! to say something that is really embarrasing Sam put his foot in his mouth when he asked the overweight girl if she was pregnant. make the best of a bad situation A. What are you going to do now that you lost your job?
B. I'm going to make lemondae out of lemons. I am going to start my own business! to be in love Luke loves Laura so much, he is head over heels for her! to Be unfriendly to someone on purpose A. Why do you always give my sister the cold shoulder when you see her?
B. Because she never has anything nice to say. When you have a bad attitude because you feel you have been wronged by someone else. I have a chip on my shoulder because my neighbors kept me up all night with their loud party! A very easy thing The project was a piece of cake. It only took me one hour to finish! to be in a state of chaos I had so much to do that I felt I was running around like a chicken with its head cut off.
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