The English Corner 21 December

Posted Date : 21-Dec-2017

claw one's way back

In a situation which has deteriorated, if you claw your way back, you gradually regain your former position through determination, energy and hard work.
After a serious accident, the Olympic champion clawed his way back to the top, to the admiration of all.
dream ticket
If you refer to two people as a dream ticket, you think they would work well together and be successful.
Two world champions teaming up for the children's fund-raising project would be a dream ticket.
easy does it!
You can 'easy does it!' when you want something to be done slowly and carefully.
"Easy does it" said my husband as the sofa was carried through the hall door. 

Transport & Travel

Word         Meaning
motorway    Wide road for fast-moving 
off-peak    A time period that is less busy         (and tickets are usually 
overhead     Storage space above the seats    locker     on a plane for hand luggage.    

Synonyms and Antonyms
fabric (noun)

1. a woven or knitted material (as of cotton or nylon) 
“a fabric that is supposed to repel rain while at the same time allowing the wearer's perspiration to escape”
Synonyms- fabric, textile
Related Words- fiber, thread, yarn; rag
2. the arrangement of parts that gives something its basic form <you can't expect the fabric of society to survive if you do away with all moral imperatives>
Synonyms- architecture, armature, cadre, configuration, edifice, fabric, framework, framing, infrastructure, shell, skeleton, structure
Related Words- cage, lattice, network; contour, figure, outline, profile, shape, silhouette; chassis.

 Phrasal Verbs
A phrasal verb is a verb followed by a preposition or an adverb; the combination creates a meaning different from the original verb. Below you will find a list of phrasal verbs in alphabetical order with their meaning and an example of use.
dig into- 1) Try to find deep inside something.
2) Start to do something.
3) Take from something.    
1) He dug into his pocket and found a coin.
2) It was time to dig into the work that had accumulated on her desk.
3) Dad had to dig into his savings to repair the

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