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David
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Jan 5, 2010, 4:24 PM

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Hi
I am an English student, and I know a lot of idioms: Barking up the wrong three, put all your eggs in one basket, burning the midnight oil; and lots of other idioms. But the problem is that i do not know where I should use an idiom in my speech. Please tell me when and where i should use an idiom?

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Mike
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Jan 7, 2010, 6:07 PM

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Hello, David!

If you know the meaning of a saying, it should be easy to use. Dictionaries usually include examples, which is why having a good one is important. There are free ones online: http://www.oup.com/...ld7/lookup?cc=global or http://dictionary.cambridge.org/ and many others.

You may also like to visit http://www.polseguera.com/phrases.htm

Best regards,
Mike


juana1919
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Feb 3, 2012, 1:12 AM

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Idioms are best used in rather informal conversations. They are like metaphors so, you wouldn't expect to see an idion in a resumè or a business letter or email. You will probably hear them in grown ups in informal conversations scenarios.
Hope it helps. Regards

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