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Autor:  Dale/RS
E-mail:  dale.thomas@hy.com.br
Data:  28/ABR/2006 8:58 AM
Assunto:  AmSlang #26
 
Mensagem: 

TO SHOOT ONE'S MOUTH OFF - To express one's opinion usually in an obnoxious manner, to brag or complain loudly

Jimmy is always shooting off his mouth, bragging about his rich uncle and his new car.

The party was a secret until Fred shot off his mouth, letting the cat out of the bag and spoiling the secret.

Stop shooting off your mouth and just do your job!

 

TO SHOOT ONESELF IN THE FOOT - To make a mistake that hurts the person that makes it

William shot himself in the foot when he said the girl was ugly.  He had no idea she was the director's daughter.

When Mary didn't apply for the scholarship, she shot herself in the foot.  She should have applied for it.

 

TO JUMP ALL OVER SOMEONE -

TO JUMP DOWN SOMEONE'S THROAT -

TO GET ON SOMEONE'S CASE - to become very angry with somebody

When Mom learns that we broke the dish, she's going to jump all over us.  The dish was one of her favorites.

When John criticized Martha's sister, she jumped down his throat.  I bet he is more careful next time before he shoots off his mouth.

The boss got on my case when he found that I hadn't finished the work yet.

 

TO PAY AN ARM AND A LEG -

TO PAY THROUGH THE NOSE - to pay a lot of money for something

I had to pay an arm and a leg for the new suit.  (The new suit cost me an arm and a leg.)

The moving company wants me to pay through the nose to get my furniture to Buenos Aires.

We are paying through the nose for gasoline.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
 AmSlang #26  –  Dale/RS  28/ABR/2006, 8:58 AM
AmSlang #26  –  pat  28/ABR/2006, 9:52 PM
AmSlang #26  –  Deivis  29/ABR/2006, 8:10 AM
AmSlang #26  –  Johannes  30/ABR/2006, 3:08 PM
AmSlang #26  –  CR  30/ABR/2006, 3:30 PM

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