Idioms-IA-levels.pdf - IDIOMS(INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED LEVEL 1 A hot potato Speak of an issue(mostly current which many people are talking about and which

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IDIOMS (INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED LEVEL) 1. A hot potato Speak of an issue (mostly current) which many people are talking about and which is usually disputed. Example: “Choosing a location for our new store is a hot potato right now” 2. A penny for your thoughts A way of asking what someone is thinking Example: “For several minutes they sat silently, then finally she looked at him and said, “A penny for your thoughts, Walter.” 3. In the long run Over a lengthy period of time, in the end. Example: “It means spending a bit now, but in the long run it'll save us a lot of money.” 4. Ball is in your court It is up to you to make the next decision or step Example: “I've told him he can have his job back if he apologizes. The ball's in his court now.” 5. Up to someone Meaning Decided by someone Example: “My father said the decision is up to my mom” 6. Bite off more than you can chew To decide or agree to do more than one can finally accomplish. Example: “Don't bite off more than you can chew. Let someone else organize the party.” 7. Blessing in disguise Something good that isn't recognized at first.

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