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The English Corner 14 January

Posted Date : 14-Jan-2018



Idiom
cherry pick

When you cherry pick, you choose something with great care and select only the best.
Top university graduates are often cherry-picked by large companies.
doom and gloom
A general atmosphere of pessimism, and a feeling that the situation is not going to improve, is referred to as doom and gloom.
Fortunately it's not doom and gloom for all businesses, in spite of the economic situation.
excuse my French
This expression is used as an apology for using crude or offensive language.
He's a bloody nuisance, if you'll excuse my French. 

NEW WORDS IN ENGLISH
anklington- Blend of the words 'ankle' and 'wellington'. A short wellington boot.  A wellington boot is a rubber boot worn in wet conditions.
bitcoin- Bitcoin is both a cryptocurrency and an electronic payment system. It allows people to send or receive money across the Internet without going through a financial institution.
carjacking- Blend of 'car' and 'hijacking'. When a car driver is forced to give up his vehicle or drive to a destination designated by the attacke

Synonyms and Antonyms
property (noun)

1. a small piece of land that is developed or available for development bought a secluded property in the mountains
Synonyms- of property parcel, plat, plot, lot, tract
Words Related- to property patch frontage lease development real estate
2. something that sets apart an individual from others of the same kind the ability to be magnetized is a common property of metals
Synonyms- of property affection, attribute, attribution, character, criterion, diagnostic, differentia, feature, fingerprint, hallmark, mark, marker, note, particularity, peculiarity, point, characteri tic, quality, specific, stamp, touch, trait
Words Related- to property badge, indication, sign emblem, symbol, token charm, grace excellence, merit, virtue eccentricity, idiosyncrasy, oddity, quirk individuality, singularity, uniqueness.

 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.
line up-Stand in a row.    
The books were lined up neatly on the shelves.
pull through- Overcome difficulties or illness
My grandmother caught pneumonia but she pulled through.




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