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Hi, my friends! Here is a new challenge for you!

1. to throw someone a curve.

When I ran into the married man I knew stepping out with a young girl, I threw him a curve by asking about his wife.

2. to throw the book at.

After  a car crash one of the drivers was thrown the book at by a judge.

3. to pull one's weight.

Let's get rid of that salesman. He doesn't pull his weight around here.

4. to wade through.

I have a lot of unanswered correspondence that I have to wade through.

5. to be the in-thing.

Unfortunately, Country music and style are not the in-things nowdays.

Enjoy! Ha-ha-ha!

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

No Danny, it is not your fault. You are a very good teacher! It is me who is not good student, hahaha :D I will try more to be focus and think more :)

Comment by Danny Clark on March 30, 2016 at 17:36

Dear Elen, I am so sorry! I was really confused when I saw your unanswered reply! So, "To pull one's weight" is incorrect! Honestly, I can't stand torturing you any longer, dear! I am surrendering! It means "to do what you are expected working your job"! I thought it should have been clear from my explanations, but I am not an English teacher and hope you will excuce me for not making myself clear enough!

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Comment by Elen on March 30, 2016 at 17:22

It is ok Danny, don't get anxious. :) You have much work to do in all your blogs that it is difficult to respond in time. Besides, as you noticed, I join them only in weekends. So, no worries :)

Btw, you didn't tell me about the idiom "pull one's weight". Is my answer correct?

Comment by Danny Clark on March 30, 2016 at 14:04

Dear Elen! Yes, it means "to punish with a full penalty". Excuse my not seeing your reply earlier! Sp, sorry, my dear friend!

Comment by Elen on March 26, 2016 at 18:33

I am back in this blog too :)

Ohhh, to throw the book at, means, to punish someone.

Hmm... To pull one's weight means, to offer?

Let's get rid of that salesman. He doesn't offer anything in here.

Comment by Danny Clark on March 22, 2016 at 10:27

Dear Peppo! Thank YOU! You are a perfect student! You don't need to be better!

Comment by Peppo on March 22, 2016 at 10:02

Thanks God, I made it! yayyy!!!

thank you so much Danny,. next time I'll try to be better :D

Comment by Danny Clark on March 22, 2016 at 9:25

DEar Peppo! Yes! You've got it! "To wade through" means "to apply oneself dilligently to a difficult and time-consuming task", in other words, "to do a lot of work".

Comment by Peppo on March 22, 2016 at 6:20

This is my third shoot for number 4, hehe.. 

after thinking about it two days and two night, i conclude the answer for 'to wade' is 'to strive' in other words working so hard. Am i right, teacher? xD

Comment by Danny Clark on March 21, 2016 at 11:51

Dear SNR! Weclome! No2 is 100% right. It means "to punish with the full penalty" No 5 is also very close to the point. It means "to be popular, in fashion, up-to-date". So, you shot the target from the first attempt! Then, why not to try guessing the rest? I will be waiting for your reply, dear!

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