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Saturday, August 27, 2016

IDIOMS – E

IDIOMS – E

To err on the side of something is to display more rather than less of that quality.
He is clever enough to understand that it is wise to err on the side of caution.
Be etched in
When something is etched in your mind, it is a memory that will not fade away.
That scene will be forever etched in my memory.
Even as
Even as means at the very same time as
Even if – despite the possibility that
Even if you offer me 1 billion dollars, I will not betray my country.
Even so – nevertheless
It is true that the British did some good in India – even so, colonialism is basically bad.
Even though – in spite of the fact that
Even though I had a headache, I enjoyed the movie.
Make an example of
To make an example of someone is to punish them as a warning to other people.
Make an exhibition of yourself
To make an exhibition of yourself is to behave very foolishly in public.
Explain yourself
To explain yourself is to justify your motives or behavior.
Explain something away
To explain something away is to make something less embarrassing by giving an excuse for it.
Be all eyes
When you are all eyes, you are watching something keenly.
Have an eye for something
When you have an eye for something, you are able to recognize and judge something wisely.


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