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Idiom: Up for grabs (meaning & examples)

The idiom "up for grabs" means something is possible for anyone to have. Read these sentence examples to better understand this idiom.

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Idiom: Until all hours (meaning & examples)

The idiom "until all hours" means until very late. Here are some examples that will help you understand this idiom.

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Idiom: Up for discussion (meaning & examples)

The idiom "up for discussion" means something is scheduled to be talked about. These examples will help you understand this idiom.

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TED Talk English Learning Activity - How to Use a Paper Towel

This English learning activity is based Joe Smith's TED Talk. It will help you learn to properly use a paper towel. It's a fun way to practice your English.

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Idiom: Head in the sand (meaning and examples)

The idioms 'head in the sand' means to ignore or refuse to think about a problem or something unpleasant. These examples help you learn how to use this phrase.

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Idiom: Wear your heart on your sleeve (meaning & examples)

The idiom 'wear your heart on your sleeve' means to show your feelings openly. These sentence examples will help you understand and remember this phrase.

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Learn English Animals Vocabulary

This animals vocabulary list covers the basics. Watch the video to hear the names pronounced and see pictures of each animal to practice.

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Idiom: Ups and downs (meaning & examples)

The idiom "ups and downs" refers to 1) good and bad things or 2) both good and bad times. Read these sentence examples to better understand this idiom.

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Idiom: Up in arms (meaning & examples)

The idiom "up in arms" means to be angry or upset. Here are some examples that will help you understand this idiom.

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Idiom: Right up one’s alley (meaning & examples)

The idiom "right up one’s alley" refers to an activity someone likes and is good at. Read these sentence examples to better understand this idiom.

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Idiom: Be on the safe side (meaning & examples)

The idiom "to be on the safe side" means doing something to prevent an unwanted outcome. These examples will help you understand this phrase.

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Idiom: Up in years (meaning & examples)

The idiom "up in years" means to be old or elderly. Here are some examples that will help you understand this idiom.

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