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Dictionary of English Idioms (eBook)

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Genre: Education & Language, Job & Career
Language: English
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Useful English Idioms and their meanings in simple words | Alphabetical list of English Idioms

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Useful English Idioms -- A

Aback
be taken aback -- to be shocked

Abeyance
in abeyance -- postponed

Above
above all -- most of all

Abreast
keep abreast of -- to know the latest update

Abstract
in the abstract -- generally

Abundance
in abundance -- in great amounts or quantities

Accident
by accident -- unintentionally

Accompaniment
to the accompaniment of -- in the addition of something else

Accord
in accord -- in agreement
of your own accord -- willingly
with one accord -- in unison

Accordance
in accordance with -- according to a rule or system

Account
by all accounts -- as said by other people
by your own account -- as said by you
of no account -- of no significance
on somebody’s account -- because of other person
on account of -- because of
on no account -- without any reason
on your own account -- by or for yourself
on this account -- because of this
turn something to good account -- to make the best use of something
take account of -- to consider something during decision-making process

Ace
hold all the aces -- to be in the most favorable situation
place your ace -- to use your best argument, etc. to make situation in your favor

Acquaintance
make the acquaintance of somebody -- to be familiar with somebody for the first time
of your acquaintances -- that you know
on first acquaintance -- on first meeting

Acquire
an acquired taste -- something that you like gradually

Act
act of God -- a natural event
do a vanishing act -- to be absent when you are required to be present
get your act together -- to make your best efforts achieve to your goal
a hard act to follow -- to be perfect example of something and thus almost impossible to be emulated
in the act of doing something -- while somebody is doing something
in action -- doing the usual activity
into action -- to be implemented
out of action -- not working

Add
add insult to injury -- to aggravate the relationship with somebody

Addition
in addition -- besides

Ado
without further ado -- immediately

Advanced
of advanced age -- very old

Advantage
work to your advantage -- to try to get advantage form a particular circumstance
to best advantage -- in a best possible way
turn something to your advantage -- to get an advantage from an unfavorable situation

Advisement
Take something under advisement -- to consider something during decision-making process

Aegis
under the aegis of -- with the support of

Afoul
run afoul of -- to do something illegal

Afar
from afar -- from a long distance away

Afield
far afield -- from a long distance away

Afoul
run afoul of -- to do something illegal

After
after all -- in spite of everything

Age
act your age -- to behave maturely and sensibly
come of age -- to be legally mature
under age -- to be legally immature

Aggregate
in aggregate -- as a total

Agree
agree to differ -- (of two people) to not discuss their different views about something

Aim
take aim at -- to criticize severely

Air
walk on air -- to be delighted
in the air -- felt by many people
on air -- broadcasting on TV, etc.
off air -- not broadcasting on TV, etc.
up in the air -- undecided

Aisle
walk down the aisle -- to get married

Alarm
alarm bells ring -- to be worried and apprehensive in a sudden way

Alive
alive and kicking -- healthy and lively
bring something alive -- to make something exciting
come alive -- to be exciting

And
and all that -- and other things of the same kind
not all that -- not particularly

Allow
allow me -- used to offer help in a polite manner

Allowance
make allowance for something -- to consider something during decision-making process
make allowance for somebody -- to accept somebody’s improper, rude, etc. way of behaving because of special reason

Alone
go it alone -- to do something on your own
leave alone -- to stop annoying somebody
stand alone -- to be independent or unrelated to somebody/something

About the Author

Manik Joshi was born on January 26, 1979 at Ranikhet, a picturesque town in the Kumaon region of the Indian state of Uttarakhand. He is permanent resident of the Sheeshmahal area of Kathgodam located in the city of Haldwani in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand in India. He completed his schooling in four different schools. He is a science graduate in the ZBC – zoology, botany, and chemistry – subjects. He is also an MBA with a specialization in marketing. Additionally, he holds diplomas in “computer applications”, “multimedia and web-designing”, and “computer hardware and networking”. During his schooldays, he wanted to enter the field of medical science; however, after graduation he shifted his focus to the field of management. After obtaining his MBA, he enrolled in a computer education center; he became so fascinated with working on the computer that he decided to develop his career in this field. Over the following years, he worked at some computer-related full-time jobs. Following that, he became interested in Internet Marketing, particularly in domaining (business of buying and selling domain names), web design (creating websites), and various other online jobs. However, later he shifted his focus solely to self-publishing. Manik is a nature-lover. He has always been fascinated by overcast skies. He is passionate about traveling and enjoys solo-travel most of the time rather than traveling in groups. He is actually quite a loner who prefers to do his own thing. He likes to listen to music, particularly when he is working on the computer. Reading and writing are definitely his favorite pastimes, but he has no interest in sports. Manik has always dreamed of a prosperous life and prefers to live a life of luxury. He has a keen interest in politics because he believes it is politics that decides everything else. He feels a sense of gratification sharing his experiences and knowledge with the outside world. However, he is an introvert by nature and thus gives prominence to only a few people in his personal life. He is not a spiritual man, yet he actively seeks knowledge about the metaphysical world; he is particularly interested in learning about life beyond death. In addition to writing academic/informational text and fictional content, he also maintains a personal diary. He has always had a desire to stand out from the crowd. He does not believe in treading the beaten path and avoids copying someone else’s path to success. Two things he always refrains from are smoking and drinking; he is a teetotaler and very health-conscious. He usually wakes up before the sun rises. He starts his morning with meditation and exercise. Fitness is an integral and indispensable part of his life. He gets energized by solving complex problems. He loves himself the way he is and he loves the way he looks. He doesn’t believe in following fashion trends. He dresses according to what suits him and what he is comfortable in. He believes in taking calculated risks. His philosophy is to expect the best but prepare for the worst. According to him, you can’t succeed if you are unwilling to fail. For Manik, life is about learning from mistakes and figuring out how to move forward. (Website: http://www.manikjoshi.com | Email: manik85joshi@gmail.com)

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