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It's Idiomatic

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Christine Ammer, author of more than three dozen reference books, including The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Second Edition, gets to the heart of American English idiomatic phrases, including phrases about "the end."

One Last Idiom Challenge: Translate a favorite from another language into English. We'll post our favorites on our website!

 

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It's Idiomatic

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Christine Ammer author of more than three dozen reference books, including The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Second Edition, gets to the heart of American English idiomatic phrases, including idioms that feature animals.

Tomorrow's assignment: "Lame duck" and "dark horse" are used in politics.  What idiomatic phrase would you use to describe today's political standoff?

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It's Idiomatic

Monday, February 25, 2013

Christine Ammer, author of more than three dozen reference books, including The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Second Edition, gets to the heart of American English idiomatic phrases, including and/or idiomatic phrases like "hue and cry" and "by hook or crook."

Tomorrow's Assignment: Use as many idiomatic phrases as you can in the space of a 100-word paragraph.    

 

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It's Idiomatic

Friday, February 22, 2013

Christine Ammer, author of more than three dozen reference books, including The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Second Edition, gets to the heart of American English idiomatic phrases.

New assignment: What's your definition for the less-well-known idiom "all wool and a yard wide"?  Use your imaginations, not google!  Check out Facebook for more phrases this weekend.

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It's Idiomatic

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Christine Ammer, author of more than three dozen reference books, including The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Second Edition, gets to the heart of American English idiomatic phrases, including newly coined idioms, like "control freak."

Tomorrow's Assignment: Are there idioms you learned incorrectly, like "intensive purposes" or "making ends meat"?  Share your "misheard" idioms.

 

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It's Idiomatic

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Christine Ammer, author of more than three dozen reference books, including The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Second Edition, gets to the heart of American English idiomatic phrases and explains the listener-submitted idiom, "scared the daylights out of me."

Tomorrow's Assignment:  Update an idiom for the digital age.  What should "turning a new leaf" become, for example?  

 

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It's Idiomatic

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Christine Ammer, author of more than three dozen reference books, including the new edition of The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms gets to the heart of American English idiomatic phrases.  

Is there an idiom phrase that doesn't make sense to you?  Share your idiom mystery.  

 

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