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25 Jan 2016, 8:41 pm

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25 Jan 2016, 8:44 pm

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25 Jan 2016, 8:45 pm

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25 Jan 2016, 8:45 pm

Obvious is obvious


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25 Jan 2016, 8:47 pm

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I got it those are the idioms I must look up.


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If it must be explained, then it is not obvious.


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25 Jan 2016, 8:51 pm

What is not obvious is what is the question? :?:


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Is was not was?


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26 Jan 2016, 1:43 pm

Time and tide wait for no man. [or, as the Doctor would say on Doctor Who: Time and tide melt the snowman!]


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26 Jan 2016, 8:17 pm

get around/round to something - to do something after you have intended to do it for some time

I meant to call you, but somehow I never got around to it.


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26 Jan 2016, 8:21 pm

Drawyer wrote:
English idioms


What about them?



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26 Jan 2016, 8:22 pm

running into someone = meeting someone you haven' met for awhile unexpectedly


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26 Jan 2016, 8:28 pm

naturalplastic wrote:
Drawyer wrote:
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What about them?
You know there are many phrases in English that cannot be understood literally, which is very evil. So I decided to defeat them one by one haha.


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26 Jan 2016, 8:57 pm

Drawyer wrote:
naturalplastic wrote:
Drawyer wrote:
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What about them?
You know there are many phrases in English that cannot be understood literally, which is very evil. So I decided to defeat them one by one haha.


So you're "tilting at windmills" I see!

That idiom comes from "Don Quixote" who would charge at windmills because he thought they were evil giants.

For some reason charging on a horse with a lance (ie jousting) was called "tilting".



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26 Jan 2016, 11:07 pm

^Haha sort of.. I have more realistic targets than windmills tho. I like this kind of visually imaginable idioms you posted. They're easier to understand the real meaning behind.


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