Saturday, 26 January 2013

Quotes & Quirks No.8

Welcome to Fun English Lessons ~ Quotes & Quirks No.8.

  1. Word of the Day
  2. Today's Idiom
  3. Collocation Corner
  4. Phrasal Verb Freak-Out
  5. Inspirational Quote
  6. Voice Recording of the above

I hope you find it useful. Sometimes I work to a theme. Sometimes the words and expressions I choose are totally random. In any case I hope you find your Quotes & Quirks interesting and useful. Remember, you find them everywhere and nobody knows them all, even native speakers. Welcome to the wonderfully weird world of English - and enjoy.

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Word of the Day
(verb) To keep possession of something, to continue to have.
"Victoria Azarenka retained her Australian Open tennis title in Melbourne yesterday."

Today's Idiom
"wipe the floor with someone"
To defeat someone completely and easily.
"Azarenka wiped the floor with her opponent in Melbourne yesterday."

Collocation Corner
"evenly matched"
To be as good as each other.
"The two players were not very evenly matched."

Phrasal Verb Freak Out
"hold on"
To keep something that is good for you.
"She struggled to hold on to her serve."

Inspirational Quote
"Though your game is hardly the best
You can fray your opponent's nerves
By methodically bouncing the ball
At least ten times before your serves."
  ~ Arnold J. Zarett

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