Idioms in Speech


Idioms in Speech
Середина К.Г., Томлянович А.К., Краснянская И.А. ИДИОМАТИКА В АНГЛИЙСКОЙ РЕЧИ. Пособие для студентов педагогических институтов. / Ред. Э. Г. Андреева. М.: Просвещение, 1964

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  • speech — n. 1 the faculty or act of speaking. 2 a formal public address. 3 a manner of speaking (a man of blunt speech). 4 a remark (after this speech he was silent). 5 the language of a nation, region, group, etc. 6 Mus. the act of sounding in an organ… …   Useful english dictionary

  • maiden speech — {n. phr.} One s first public speech, usually before some legislative body. * /It was the new congressman s maiden speech and everyone was listening very keenly./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • maiden speech — {n. phr.} One s first public speech, usually before some legislative body. * /It was the new congressman s maiden speech and everyone was listening very keenly./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • English language idioms derived from baseball — B = * ballpark: in the ballpark, ballpark figure, and out of the ballpark mdash; Ballpark has been used to mean a broad area of approximation or similarity, or a range within which comparison is possible; this usage OED dates to 1960. Another… …   Wikipedia

  • List of sports idioms — The following is a list of phrases derived from sports which have become idioms (slang or otherwise) in English. They have evolved a usage and meaning independent of sports and are often used by those with little knowledge of these games. The… …   Wikipedia

  • ASL Idioms — American Sign Language (ASL) is the main language of members of the Deaf community in the United States. One major component of their language is the use of idioms. The validity of these idioms have often been questioned or confused with… …   Wikipedia

  • folk-speech — folkˈ speech noun The dialect of the common people of a country, in which ancient idioms are embedded • • • Main Entry: ↑folk …   Useful english dictionary

  • tough act to follow — {n. phr.} A speech, performance, or activity of such superior quality that the person next in line feels and thinks that it would be very difficult to match it in quality. * /Sir Lawrence Olivier s performance of Hamlet was a tough act to follow… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • tough act to follow — {n. phr.} A speech, performance, or activity of such superior quality that the person next in line feels and thinks that it would be very difficult to match it in quality. * /Sir Lawrence Olivier s performance of Hamlet was a tough act to follow… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take the floor — {v. phr.} To get up and make a speech in a meeting. * /The audience became very attentive the moment the president took the floor./ …   Dictionary of American idioms