Throw In The Towel – American Idiom Lesson

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Throw in the towel When you give up doing something that you were trying to accomplish you can’t say you throw in the towel. This idiom comes from boxing. When the boxer gives up, they throw a towel into the ring. Playing golf is just not for me, so I threw in the towel. During the race, I sprained my …

Wing It – American Idiom Lesson

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Wing It When you wing it, you do something with out any preparation. Suddenly, my boss asked me to do a presentation at the meeting. I am going to have to wing it. Jack gave a great speech. I heard he had to wing it! Have you needed to wing it recently? If you know anyone who might be interested …

GO OFF – English Idiom Lesson

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GO OFF Go off means to ring. When an alarm or bell goes off, it begins to ring. My alarm clock goes off every morning at 6 o’clock. THe smoke alarm goes off whenever I cook fish. What time does your alarm clock go off? If you know anyone who might be interested in this English language point, why not …

Sleep On It – American Idiom Lesson

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Sleep On It When you to sleep on something, it means that you need to consider that thing very carefully. Let me see…Going sky diving? I think I need to sleep on it. When I asked my boss if I could get a day off on Friday, he said he needs to sleep on it! How about you? Have you …

Pop The Question – American Idiom Lesson

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Pop The Question Pop means to suddenly appear. The “question”is, “will you marry me?” When someone pops the question, they propose marriage. Tommy and Kathy have been dating for five years and he finally popped the question. I heard that Mark popped the question when he took his girlfriend to Paris. How romantic! I heard from my mother that my …

Jam-Packed – American Idiom Lesson

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Jam-Packed When a place is jam-packed, it’s filled with people. When a space is jam-packed, it’s filled with many things. The train was jam-packed this morning. My suitcase is always jam-packed! How about you? Is the train or bus you take jam packed? If you know anyone who might be interested in this English language point, why not help them …

Keep At It – American Idiom Lesson

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Keep at it Keep at it means to keep doing something that you want to have success with. We often use keep at it when we want to encourage someone. You guys are doing a great job with your English so please keep at it👍 If you want to succeed at whatever you are doing, you need to keep at …

Take A Crack At It – American Idiom Lesson

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Take A Crack At When you take a crack at something, you try it or try doing it. They are going to open a rock climbing place near me. I think I’ll take a crack at it. I took a crack at golf. How about you? What is something you want to take a crack at? If you know anyone …