By Ian Stuart-Hamilton
This revised and increased version provides over three hundred new expressions that support liberate the that means of daily expressions. either informative and exciting, the ebook addresses a huge point of social verbal exchange for individuals with Asperger Syndrome, who use direct, specified language and 'take issues literally'. This dictionary goals to dispel any confusion that arises from the misinterpretation of language. It presents motives of over 5000 idiomatic expressions and an invaluable consultant to their politeness point. every one expression is observed through a transparent rationalization of its which means and while and the way it would be used. The expressions are taken from British and American English, with a few Australian expressions incorporated besides. even supposing the ebook is basically meant for individuals with Asperger Syndrome, it will likely be invaluable for somebody who unearths difficulties knowing idiomatic and colloquial English. an important source and an informative learn, this dictionary will help in quite a lot of occasions.
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Bite the bullet Accept a punishment or Bitter pill Something that is accepted with difficulty. The phrase is nearly always difficult situation without complaining. * they are painted. Bite the dust Die, or be defeated. In spite Black and blue Severely bruised. g. ‘he Bite their head off Respond in an thinks of things in black and white – unpleasant or aggressive manner. The he can only perceive absolutes’). g. ‘the matter is a simple black and Black spot An area with a reputation for white issue’).
Blinkered vision Having only a limited or even just a single opinion about someBlind alley A piece of thinking that is thing, and being unwilling to change. wrong and has to be rejected. g. ‘it won’t make a blind bit of difference’ emphasizes that it will Blonde See entry below and: don’t be blonde. * Blonde moment A moment of lack of intelligent thought. * blooded, first blood, hot blooded, in cold blood, in their blood, like getting blood out of a stone, Blind leading the blind Poor leadership make their blood boil, make their blood curdle, with underlings obediently following make their blood freeze, make their blood run bad commands.
Fish’, indicate that something is not important. g. ‘big deal! – group or organisation. * is vital in making this judgement. See big Big E See give the big E. * Big ask (1) Something that is difficult to Big enchilada Means the same as big cheese. achieve. * group who dominate a small set of people or groups. g. * now, he can handle this problem by himself ’). (2) A large muscular or fat man. g. * (1) or ** (2) herself ’). (2) A woman with a curvaceous, Big Brother is watching you In other muscular or fat figure.