Unit 1 Idioms - Insight

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in one's hands

in one's responsibility, charge, or care.

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to make no bones about

to be very sure and definite about (something)

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3

a bone of contention

a subject or issue over which there is continuing disagreement.

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close at hand

lying in the near future or vicinity; nearby or imminent.

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5

all skin and bones

very thin in a way that is unattractive and unhealthy

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to jump out of one's skin

to be extremely surprised by something

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to save one's skin

to protect someone from danger or difficulty,

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8

to go hand in hand

closely associated or connected

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9

chopping and changing

to keep changing from one thing to another

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10

to make great strides

to make a lot of progress in the way something is developing

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to pull one's socks up

to try to improve your performance, behaviour

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to move the goal posts

to change the rules or conditions for something once a process has started or been agreed

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to turn the corner

to begin to improve after passing an important point in a difficult situation

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to be turned upside down

to cause large changes and confusion on one's life

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to go from strength to strength

to become more and more successful

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