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old idioms or fresh slang?

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old idioms or fresh slang?

Postby amandacool » Fri May 09, 2008 12:10 pm

Hi!
i am new here.

i have found that many idoms are so out of date, and are no more used by native speakers.
so my question is how can we esl learners judge whether the idiom we come across is archiac or neo?

thanks, everybody!
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Re: old idioms or fresh slang?

Postby alkhader » Sat May 17, 2008 8:54 am

i am so :D to c your interest about idioms.

I am including here some idioms that British use in thier life

Here we go below, You we find ten examples

1- My sister's face turned beet red when I caught her singing in front of a mirror.
2-We found the poor guy black and blue near the train tracks.
3-The rules we gave the kids were black and white. No answering the phone or the door.
4-I always black out at the sight of blood.
5-My oldest brother was the black sheep in our family. He dropped out of school at fifteen.
6-Keiko hasn't worked a day in her life. She was born with a silver spoon in her mouth.
7-The kids were caught red handed stealing chocolate bars.
8-The models' conference was a golden opportunity for me to sell my beauty products.
9-I always wanted to go to university, but now I wish I had time to get a job. Grass is always greener on the other side.
10-Writing personal email in the office is a grey area that needs to be discussed at the next meeting.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
I hope you like them and easy to be practiced by you in your daily life

Regards
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Re: old idioms or fresh slang?

Postby emilykorea » Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:25 pm

the key here is to check the internet for the meaning of new idioms...it is also could to share notes with other teachers all the time...
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Re: old idioms or fresh slang?

Postby Josef » Sat Sep 27, 2008 6:39 am

Shahd wrote:Hi, I did not get the idea of "idioms" yet and I have a small question: is idioms somehow like slang?

These pages should help:
viewtopic.php?f=233&t=49236

http://www.englishclub.com/ref/Idioms/index.htm
http://www.englishclub.com/ref/Slang/index.htm
http://www.englishclub.com/ref/Sayings/index.htm
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Re: old idioms or fresh slang?

Postby meyang » Wed Oct 08, 2008 6:18 pm

i think its just a fresh slang and some are very funny to listen with theres lots of fresh slang word now aways specially gay lingos
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