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Hi, my friends! This blog is a continuation of the previous with the same title. I was recommended to do it and I completely agree So, I am adding five more expressions for you to have something to think about! LOL!!!

1. to have it in for.

He expected to lose his job because the boss had had it in for him for a long time.

2. to take on.

We have to take on somebody to take care of our pets.

3. to break in.

It is better to break in a new car slowly.

4. to be bound to.

With business improving they are bound to make money this year.

5. A proverb: "Let well alone".

His job was good enough and he decided to let well alone.

So, how about that?!

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Comment by Danny Clark on March 18, 2016 at 11:13

Thank you, dear Elen, for taking part!

Comment by Elen on March 16, 2016 at 17:49

I thank you Danny, it is an interesting practice for me!

Comment by Danny Clark on March 15, 2016 at 13:37

Hi, dear Elen! As I said, No1 was right, I got what you meant, but your sentence was not good. I think you realize the difference between "undersandable" and "correct and clear". So, No 4 is correct and clear now.

As to No4, it is half right now. It really means to begin using something, but the idea of this phrasal verb is the following: "to adjust through usage something new (about things)" or "to train a new employee (about people)" while "to inaugurate" means "to beginor introduce" or 'to admit formally". But you've got the idea in general. Thanks for taking part! I am glad you've enriched your vocabulary with a few more idioms.

Comment by Elen on March 14, 2016 at 18:42

Oh, i did the same mistake like the previous time, i didn't use the words that i first thought. My first thought was to say "with the first opportunity to make this thought reality" but i said "with the first chance to make this thought reality". Isn't it the same?

4. As i understand, "be bound to" is when you are sure that something will happen?

3. Υour example helped me much. So, "to break in" means to use something for first time. Is it similar to the word inaugurate?

Comment by Danny Clark on March 13, 2016 at 12:06

Have  great Sunday, my dear ladies!

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Comment by Danny Clark on March 13, 2016 at 10:43

Dear Setareh! You are sure right about the proverb.

No1 is half right now. It really means "to dislike", but, at the same time, "to hold a grudge" (another idiom), in other words "to wait for an opportunity for revenge".

Sorry, but No4 is wrong again or you explain your mind in such a way that your answer sounds wrong. I'll give you a hint. "To be going to" means that we have a lot of doubts about the action that may take place in the future while "to be bount to" means just opposite. Is it clear now?

But, in general, your understanding of English idioms impesses me deeply. May I ask you a personal question, if you don't mind? What is your major? You don't have to answer, it is just interesting.

Comment by setareh on March 13, 2016 at 8:40

Dear Danny, for no 1- I guess have it in for someone means you don't like someone but you kind of have to tolerate them.

-we are bound to be late means we are going to be late.

- I think ' let well alone' kind of refers to this proverb that one bird in hand is better than two in bush, right? So it means to be thankful for what you have right now. I hope i am not far from being correct. 

Comment by Danny Clark on March 12, 2016 at 10:54

Dear Elen! Let me reply to your comment.

1. Yes, you are right as to the meaning but your  explanation is not clear at all. But you have used the key word "revenge". It means "to hold a grudge" (another idiom), in other words "to wait for an opportunity for revenge"

2 and 5 are right, co comments.

4. I don't see either you explain you mind incorrectly or you mean what you say. So, here is one more example. I am sure  you will find the right explanation:

If you don't hurry up, we are bound to be late.


As to No 3. I'll try to explain using an example known by any lady.  When my wife buys new shoes, she never puts them on at once if she planns to walk much or to be on her feet in the classroom all day long. First, she puts them on for some short time, sometimes at home or going out for dinner. So, I can say, she breaks in all her new shoes, especially high-heeled.

Can you guess No3 now?

Comment by Elen on March 11, 2016 at 22:44

1. To think to do something to someone that is not good for him, but it makes you feel good, either because you are right or because you do it as revenge and with the first chance to make this thought reality. I know i didn't explain it well, we have this idiom here too.

2. To hire someone for a work

3. I don't know

4. When you must do something. You are obliged to do it.

5. When you let something go alone, without trying, because it goes well.

Comment by Danny Clark on March 10, 2016 at 12:29

Dear Setareh! Your English is very good, too. You catch the general idea, but not always and not exactly. As to No1, please, read my last comment for Noas (What for to type it again? Agree?)

2 is almost correct. It means "to hire or to employ" (but not "to choose", OK?)

3 is correct about things, but what about people? Please, analyze the following example:

After our new accountant is broken in, he will be very valuable for us.

4 is almost correct, too. But if you read the following exaple, you will surely find the right word :

We are bound to be late if you don't hurry up!

5 is also very close to the point. Let me give you a hint. Imagine that you have a very good job. But something makes you think you would like to change it and to have better. On the other hand, you are not sure you will be better off working a new job. This proverb doesn't mean money only. Instead of "job" I may say "marriage" or "place of residence" or "house" or.../ You see, this expression doesn't mean "to give up your hope/desire to live better life". Its meaning is a little bit different. Will you try to guess more exact meanings, please?

Well, you both, ladies,  are my best students here! (BIG SMILE!)

Have a nice day!

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