101 American English Idioms: Understanding and Speaking by Harry Collis

By Harry Collis

This number of whimsically illustrated cartoons, dialogues, and narrative is particularly designed to enhance American English comprehension and pronunciation talents

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41 Bite the Dust (go down in defeat) Andy did exceptionally well in all of the track events, but he bit the dust in the high jump competition. Much to the disappointment of his fans, he went down in defeat, losing to a competitor from the visiting team. 42 Bend Over Backwards (try very hard) When Joan first started teaching she was afraid that she would have a lot of trouble getting used to the kids and to the faculty. Her fears turned out to be unfounded, since everybody bent over backwards to help her.

Yes, I did. She was really dressed to the teeth! Well, she had on her finest, most elegant clothing because she was out to make a good impression, on Bill.

Yes, he did. It was all the money I had, and I had to hand it over to him. Don't complain. After all, he did you a favor by lending it to you in the first place. 49 Turn Someone Off (disgust someone) How was your date with Marty last night? Well, it started off OK, but he really turned me off when we went for a snack after the movies. Did he say or do something to annoy you? Frankly, he disgusted me when he tried to talk with his mouth full. I don't blame you. That would have really bothered me too.

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