I guess I am going to let the cat out of the bag, for some of you night owls who spend most of your English Club time chatting and reading your friend's blogs.  But, English Club has much, much more than My English Club (our social media side).

If you have paid attention in the past, you may have noticed some of the helpful resources.  

Today I am reminding you about our sections on idioms.  

I am just scratching the surface of the offerings that are available. The idioms at this link are about animals and some are in bold in my paragraph above.  http://www.englishclub.com/ref/Idioms/Animals/index.htm

?What happens to you if you play it by ear and then end up  facing the music 


If you haven't checked these idioms and the rest of the English Club site you are missing the boat.




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Comment by Mr. Bob on June 3, 2014 at 14:23
Thank you Tara, Saied, Areality and M. Hakim. I just know how many great things we have at EnglishClub that most members could use. I want to remind everyone that there are some very useful things available. I wrote this blog in 2010 or 2011 but saved it in drafts and forgot it. I don't remember why I called it the name it has. I think I wanted everyone to reply using some idioms. :)
Comment by M. Hakim on June 3, 2014 at 9:46

Interesting. Idioms make sense clear and attractive. I like to use idioms in making sentence. some of idioms are fully new to me. All the best.

Comment by AReality on May 30, 2014 at 3:22

I feel in seventh heaven to read this blog, because it made my eve. I always eek out to get more of these blogs, and hope one day I will be at home in everything. Wish you the best Mr. Bob

Comment by saied khayamzadeh on May 29, 2014 at 23:05

i am not sure if it works for me but it was interesting thanks a lot 

Comment by Tara Benwell on May 28, 2014 at 18:44

Very creative, Mr. Bob! Thanks for introducing this reference section to some of our MyEC friends! 

Comment by Mahgol on May 23, 2014 at 16:03

" Language is the means of getting an Idea from My Brain to Yours without Surgery. "

 Mr. Bob,

Thanks for this nice notification.

Comment by Mr. Bob on May 23, 2014 at 7:35
Over time idioms become a part of the language Nora. So, yes you can use most idioms in formal writing. I think you would just want to be careful that the idiom was used correctly and didn't have any impolite language in it. There are some that use words that are not polite.
Comment by Mr. Bob on May 22, 2014 at 5:28
Nora, I can understand you giving up. The problem is trying to use idioms correctly. I think it is more important for you to realize when you see one. If you read about the whole ball of wax, everything but the kitchen sink, or beating a dead horse, you just need to know not to take the statement literally.

That is when it may help to look at a list of idioms or search for the confusing term on the internet. There you can find what the idiom meant.

Beating a dead horse means that no matter how much you "beat on the problem" you can't change it, the horse is dead and won't move. So we might say that when someone will not give up on something that is useless.

We sold him "the whole ball of wax" means everything was included. He bought the car, insurance and all the extra things that could be added.

If he packed "everything but the kitchen sink", he filled his baggage with lots of unnecessary items for his vacation. So, idioms sometimes make enough sense that you can guess the meaning. Otherwise check the English Club link in the blog or try Google.
Comment by mitran on May 21, 2014 at 9:17

hihihi..Teacher, means...I'm not a member of English club (because I still not read it) lol...No way, I'm a STAR here...hahaha...

I will make you surprise (but not now, one day later....). Sure 10000%

Comment by Expector Smith on May 20, 2014 at 23:30

You might also like to read this blog: Let's use some idioms in your writing.

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