Learning American Idioms and Slang

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1 March 2007 - A cut above

16 March 2007 - Get out of dodge

April 2007 - A day late and a dollar short

August 2007 - A different ballpark

September 2007 - A dime a dozen

October 2007 - A drop in the bucket

November 2007 - A life of its own

December 2007 - A busman’s holiday

January 2008 - A little bird told me

February 2008 - Grab the bull by its horns

June 2009 - Smell a rat

Some links to useful resources

  1. http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Category:English_idioms
  2. http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/index.html
  3. http://www.manythings.org/e/slang.html
  4. http://en.wiktionary.org

  • Note: Avoid using idioms and slang in formal or scientific writing.
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Topic revision: r14 - 03 Jun 2009, XuleiLiu

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