Penguin Quick Guides: Really Useful English Idioms

By Adrian-Vallance D'Arcy

Do you need to appreciate and use extra idioms in English? With over a hundred thirty of the most typical idioms utilized in English at the present time, this consultant may help you utilize idioms to speak about many stuff, together with: family and friends; paintings and enterprise; relationship and romance; considering and studying, and masses extra.

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