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English Idioms and Proverbs III - For Those Who Are Still Interested

Here are five other expressions for you to guess.

1. to hold over.

They are going to hold that movie over for another week and we will be able to see it next Friday.

2. to set forth.

The speaker set forth his arguments in a convincing manner.

The details of the agreement are set forth in the contract.

3. to take/ be taken in.

He certainly took us in with his stories about Mexico.

First, I was taken in by his appearance, but later on I realized what kind of person he was.

4. to make one tick.

If I knew what made my customers tick, I would be able to sell them more merchandise.

I have never been able to understand what makes her tick and it is hard for me to please her.

5. A proverb: "Still waters run deep".

I have never thought he is capable of acting like that! Well, still waters run deep!

Well, set your grey sells in motion and use your logic! Enjoy!

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Comment by Danny Clark on March 30, 2016 at 17:00

Dear Eman! I am so sorry for not seing your comment earlier, but I had to reply to so many comments last weekend that I just got lost. I hope, it is not too late and you are still intersted! Well, let me analyze your answers as I usually do.

1.Do you know the expression "to do something over"? It means, "to do it again". I will interpret you the example. We can't go to the movies this week. We thought we wouldn't be able to see it, but now, when it has been held over, we will be able to see it next week

2 is corrrect, no comments.

3 is wrong! 

Read this example, please:

A woman was taken in by the scoundrel she felt in love with and was left without a penny in her pockets.

Is it clearer now?

4. It is close, but read this example, please:

I have never been able to understand what makes her tick and it is hard for me to please her.

5. It is wrong! 

Just imagine a shy, quiet, polite, silent man who is not expected to be capable of challenge, risk, etc. But under some circumstances he suddenly behaves like a natural leader, becomes very active, straightforward and so on.

Will you try again, please?

Comment by Danny Clark on March 30, 2016 at 14:08

Dear Elen! You are right! "To make one tick" means "to please/to interest". Thank you!

Comment by Elen on March 26, 2016 at 18:14

Hey Danny, I am here again! I am late as never before :)

Ok, let's see. If you like to please your lady, you should know what makes her pleased, what she likes. Hmm... So, it is...

Make one tick - Make one pleased.

Now the examples make sense.

If I knew what made my customers pleased, what they liked, I would be able to sell them more merchandise.

Comment by Danny Clark on March 20, 2016 at 10:56

Dear Elen! What can I say? 1, 3, 5 are correct. As to 3, I would say "to deceive", but you've got the main idea. No4 is also very close to the point, but you didn't pay attention to my question. It was:

If I'd like to please my lady, what should I know?

If you answer this question, you will get the right meaning of the idiom, OK?

Comment by Elen on March 19, 2016 at 18:31

Ok Danny, let's see again:

1. To continue do something? In your example, they will continue play the movie, so, people can go to see it next week.

3. To be fooled

4. Hmmm... to make someone happy? I am not sure...

5. I think you already gave the answer. So we say "still waters run deep" when we see someone who is very calm person to behave the opposite of his usual behavior, the opposite of his character, and this is something that we didn't expect. In my country we say "To be afraid of the slow little rivers".

Comment by Danny Clark on March 17, 2016 at 12:57

Dear Elen! I am sory, but only 2 is rather close to the point. It means "to present"

1.Do you know the expression "to do something over"? It means, "to do it again". I will interpret you the example. We can't go to the movies this week. We thought we wouldn't be able to see it, but now, when it has been held over, we will be able to see it next week

3. Read this example:

A woman was taken in by the scoundrel she felt in love with and was left without a penny in her pockets.

4. Please, analyze the following example:

I have never been able to understand what makes her tick and it is hard for me to please her.

If I'd like to please my lady, what should I know?

5 is rather close, but it means something different. Just imagine a shy, quiet, polite, silent man who is not expected to be capable of challenge, risk, etc. But under some circumstances he suddenly behaves like a natural leader, becomes very active, straightforward and so on.

Will you try again, please?

Comment by Danny Clark on March 17, 2016 at 12:35

Dear Noas! Of course! You put your finger on the point with your usual excellent good sense!

Thank you!


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Comment by noaslpls on March 17, 2016 at 0:51

Hi Danny .. .can it be 'to be deceived'? 

Comment by Elen on March 16, 2016 at 18:09

Hello again.

1. To keep something aside for another time.

2. When you put your words or something else in the disposal of the others.

3. When you are charmed by someone or something.

4. I am sorry, I didn't understand it at all

5. When someone is capable to make hard things.

Comment by Danny Clark on March 16, 2016 at 11:56

Dear Abiba! Of course, it is not that easy to understand idioms, phrasal verbs, proverbs or other expressions we use. That is why I am trying to teach you all how to get their meanings without using a dictionary. It is the main purpose of my blogs dedicated to idioms. I tell you, it is possible if you try to analyze a situation where this or that expression is used, "turn on" your imagination and take advantage of your logic.

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