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Common IdiomsDefinitions
Let’s keep studying for IELTS. Practice makes perfect.Continuously doing something to improve
Don’t get upset about what he said. He’s just pulling your leg.Joking around
Sorry but I think I’ll take a rain check on that.To decline an offer that you will take up later
As a rule of thumb, I don’t study at weekends. I spend the time with my family.Principal that is strictly adhered / kept to
I can smell a rat. He said he has a PhD but he can’t even remember which university he studied at.To sense that something is not right
She’s the spitting image of her mother.To look exactly like someone else
The ball’s in your court now. What are you going to do?Telling someone it’s now their turn to make a decision
Unfortunately I think he’ll be studying for IELTS until the cows come home. His English is very poor.For a very long time
It was all tongue-in-cheek. He didn’t really mean what he said.Something said in humour rather than seriously
She’s feeling under the weathertoday so she won’t be going to work.Unwell



Common IdiomsDefinitions
We’ve had some big disagreements over the years, but it’s all water under the bridge now. We get on fine.Things from the past that are not important anymore
You are what you eat so it’s better to have a healthy diet.If you eat bad food, you’ll be unhealthy, if you eat good food, you’ll be healthy
You can’t judge a book by its cover. I need to get to know him before I decide what he is like.The belief that outside appearances do not reveal what someone or something is really like
We’re really working against the clock now. We must hurry.Not having enough time to do something
Why are we bothering? We’re flogging a dead horse. Our online business is making no money, so we should move on and do something else.Attempting to continue with something that is finished / over
bent over backwards to help him. I hope he appreciates it.Doing all you can to help someone
So you have the IELTS test today?? Break a leg.Good luck
Ok, I’m playing devil’s advocatehere, but if marijuana is legalized, isn’t it more likely young people will smoke it?To put forward a side in an argument that may not be your own in order to show the counter-argument / ensure all sides are discussed
Hold your horses! We haven’t won anything yet.Telling someone who is getting ahead of themselves to wait / be patient
She is driving me up the wall. She won’t stop talking.Annoying or irritating somebody


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