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Idioms for Everyday Use——第十二课

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Unit 12 Idioms from Plants

1. If you think I’m responsible, you’re barking up the wrong tree. You should be talking to my partner. She made the decision.

2. Please don’t beat around the bush. Just answer my question yes or no.

3. My job is no bed of roses. I get a good salary, but I have to work long time. (a bed of roses)

4. I’ve been working nonstop for ten hours. I’m really bushed.

5. I don’t have time to tell you the whole story now, but in a nutshell, Sally’s getting married and moving to New York.

6. I’m very tired and it’s late. So I’m going to hit the hay.

7. Everything’s gone badly this week, and today I lost my wallet! That’s the last straw.

8. I’ve been eating too much this week, and I’m gaining weight. I’d better nip the habit in the bud and start eating less. (to nip something in the bud)

9. I heard through the grapevine that you’re moving to New York. Is it true?

10. James decided to turn over a new leaf. This time he would not make the same mistakes.

11. I’m up a tree with this homework assignment. I just don’t know how to do it.



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