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“Snowball effect” is a situation where something grows in size or importance at an increasing rate. Example: The more successful you become, the more publicity you get and that publicity generates sales. It’s a sort of snowball effect.

“Have a bone to pick with someone” means “to want to talk to someone about…

“Have a bone to pick with someone” means “to want to talk to someone about something annoying they have done”. Example: I have a bone to pick with you - you’ve been using my shaver again.

“Stink to high heaven” means “to smell very badly”.  Example: This meat stinks to high heaven. Throw it away!     Learning English can be fun!  Visit our website: learzing.com

"Stink to high heaven" means "to smell very badly". Example: This meat smells to high heaven. Throw it away!

“Lose face” means “to be embarrassed or humiliated”.  Example: The nervous businessman hated losing face, so he practiced his presentation many times.

"Lose face" means "to be embarrassed or humiliated". Example: The nervous businessman hated losing face, so he practiced his presentation many times.

Bere o affogare - “Sink or swim” means “to fail or succeed”. Example: This is my last chance to show my boss that he needs me in his company. It’s sink or swim!

“Until the cows come home” means “for a very long time”.  Example: We could talk about this problem until the cows come home, but it wouldn’t solve anything.

Idiom Land — “Until the cows come home” means “for a very long.

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“Lush” means someone who drinks too much alcohol. Example: Tom is the biggest lush I’ve ever seen - he always has a drink in his hand.

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Idiom: Bend over backwards - to try very hard to do something - Example: I keep bending over backwards to lose weight, and I’ve only lost five pounds!

"On your high horse" means "to act as if you are better than other people". Example: - You shouldn’t drink alcohol! It is bad for your health. - You shouldn’t be on your high horse, you smoke!

"On your high horse" means "to act as if you are better than other people". Example: - You shouldn’t drink alcohol! - You shouldn’t be on your high horse, you smoke!

“Burn the candle at both ends” means “to work or study day and night”. Example: Mary has been burning the candle at both ends studying for her exams and now she’s ill! Get our apps for learning English: learzing.com

“Burn the candle at both ends” means “to work or study day and night”. Example: Mary has been burning the candle at both ends studying for her exams and now she’s ill!

“Drop someone like a hot potato” means “to end a romantic relationship with someone abruptly”. Example: When Debbie discovered that her boyfriend was married, she dropped him like a hot potato.

“Drop someone like a hot potato” means “to end a romantic relationship with someone abruptly”. Example: When Debbie discovered that her boyfriend was married, she dropped him like a hot potato.

"Draw a blank" means "fail to get information or remember something". Example…

“Draw a blank” means “to fail to get information or remember something”. Example: Billy drew a blank when he attempted to remember the time of his doctor’s appointment.

“The ball is in someone’s court” means “to be responsible for taking the next action”. Example: I’ve told him he can have his job back if he apologizes. The ball is in his court now.

“The ball is in someone’s court” means “to be responsible for taking the next action”. Example: I’ve told him he can have his job back if he apologizes.

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