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200 Practical English Idioms AVAILABLE NOW!

I am happy to announce that you can now purchase the PDF and physical copies of my brand new book, 200 Practical English Idioms.


The book includes:

  • 200 high-frequency idioms

  • Over 1,000 examples

  • Multiple definitions for increased clarity

  • Common sentences and clear explanations

  • Standalone and polysemic idioms

  • Common variations

  • Context-based categorization (money, time, etc.)

  • An easy-to-use index for quick reference definitions

  • Real language, real progress!

Here are two entries from the book to give you a taste of what's inside:


From the chapter on WORK idioms:


get one’s hands dirty.

to do a (usually hard, manual, or undesirable) job; to become involved in dishonest or criminal activity


“He’s a lazy boss. He never wants to get his hands dirty.”

“They did a poor job, so now I have to get my hands dirty and do it properly.”

“If you want to work in construction, you have to be ready to get your hands dirty.”

“I love watching crime dramas where common people have to get their hands dirty.”

common sentence: “Looks like I have to get my hands dirty.”



From the chapter on APPEARANCE idioms:


clean up nicely.

to look good when one is dressed up; to look good when one is wearing formal clothes (variation: “clean up nice”)

“Wow. Nice suit. You clean up nicely.”

“I almost didn’t recognize you. You clean up nice.”

“It’s your first date. Make sure you clean up nicely.”

“So, what do you think?” “I think you clean up very nicely.”

common sentence: “You clean up nicely.”


If you like what you see here and you want to see MORE, pick up your copy of 200 Practical English Idioms today! It's more language you can use.



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