Idioms in Speech

Середина К.Г., Томлянович А.К., Краснянская И.А. ИДИОМАТИКА В АНГЛИЙСКОЙ РЕЧИ. Пособие для студентов педагогических институтов. / Ред. Э. Г. Андреева. М.: Просвещение, 1964

Idioms and examples. 2014.

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  • speech — n. 1 the faculty or act of speaking. 2 a formal public address. 3 a manner of speaking (a man of blunt speech). 4 a remark (after this speech he was silent). 5 the language of a nation, region, group, etc. 6 Mus. the act of sounding in an organ… …   Useful english dictionary

  • maiden speech — {n. phr.} One s first public speech, usually before some legislative body. * /It was the new congressman s maiden speech and everyone was listening very keenly./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • maiden speech — {n. phr.} One s first public speech, usually before some legislative body. * /It was the new congressman s maiden speech and everyone was listening very keenly./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Flowery speech —   Flowery speech is full of lovely words, but may well lack substance …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • flowery speech — is full of lovely words, but may well lack substance …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • English language idioms derived from baseball — B = * ballpark: in the ballpark, ballpark figure, and out of the ballpark mdash; Ballpark has been used to mean a broad area of approximation or similarity, or a range within which comparison is possible; this usage OED dates to 1960. Another… …   Wikipedia

  • List of sports idioms — The following is a list of phrases derived from sports which have become idioms (slang or otherwise) in English. They have evolved a usage and meaning independent of sports and are often used by those with little knowledge of these games. The… …   Wikipedia

  • ASL Idioms — American Sign Language (ASL) is the main language of members of the Deaf community in the United States. One major component of their language is the use of idioms. The validity of these idioms have often been questioned or confused with… …   Wikipedia

  • folk-speech — folkˈ speech noun The dialect of the common people of a country, in which ancient idioms are embedded • • • Main Entry: ↑folk …   Useful english dictionary

  • catch somebody unawares — • to take somebody unawares • to catch somebody unawares (from Idioms in Speech) to surprise to be caught unawares (from Idioms in Speech) to be taken by surprise When I am caught unawares I usually tell the truth. (I. Murdoch) The use of his… …   Idioms and examples

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