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Idioms - A

(Don't) add fuel to the fire

(Don't) add insult to injury

(Don't) kick a man when he's’s down

- Don't make a bad situation even worse.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

- Being far away from a person you love makes your love even stronger.

A penny saved is a penny earned

- It's good to save money, rather than spending and wasting it.

A picture is worth a thousand words

- Pictures can give more information than words alone.

Actions speak louder than words

- What you actually do is more important than what you say you will do.

(It's) all in your head

- imagined, not real

Around the clock

- all the time; 24 hours

Asleep at the wheel

- not paying attention; not doing his/her responsibilities

(Shout or yell) at the top of your lungs

- (to shout or yell) as loud as you can


Idiom Advice

Using the idioms, give advice to these people:

Tom: I really want to go see a movie tonight, but I'm trying to save my money to buy a new watch.


Julie: I just saw my brother's girlfriend with another boy, but he's in a really bad mood because he got fired this morning. Do you think I should tell him?


Iris: Did you hear that? I think I heard something in the kitchen! Wait. . . . I'm not sure. There it is again! I think I heard something. Do you hear it? Maybe it's a ghost! Maybe it's a thief!


William: My grandfather is so old that he's almost deaf. When I talk to him, he doesn't even notice that I'm talking.


Rita: My sister always steals my money! I yelled at her, and she apologized and promised that she would stop, but I don't know if I should believe her.


David: My girlfriend got a really good job offer in Taipei, but I’m afraid that if she moves away, she’ll forget about me and we might break up.



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