English Idiom “Turn Out” from Happy English NY

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The English idiom turn out has a few different meanings and uses, so let’s look at these today. In our first example, turn out means to end or finish in a certain way:       -Despite the bad weather, the party turned out alright!       -Have a good meeting with the boss, and let me know how it turns out. Next, …

English Idiom “Have a ball” from Happy English NY

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Are you having a ball? Did you have a ball last weekend? If you have a ball, it means that you have a fun, exciting, and interesting time. You can follow this expression with a gerund (verb+ing). Here are some examples:      -We had a ball at the party last night! Thanks for inviting us.      -I had a ball …

English Idiom “Throw someone a Curve” from Happy English NY

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Have you ever been thrown a curve? If someone throws you a curve about something, it means that you were surprised in an unpleasant or negative way about something. The structure for this idiom is like this: Throw [someone] a curve (about something)     Here are some examples Angelina’s announcement that she was retiring threw the whole office a curve. Bob …

English Idiom “Rip-off” from Happy English NY

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Today we are going to look at the idiom rip-off, which can be used as a noun or a verb. This  expression means stealing or cheating. We often use rip-off when we feel we have been overcharged for something. In this case, we say that something is/was a rip-off:      -They charge $9 for a beer at the baseball stadium. What …