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|1. Hey! Don't put words in my mouth! I didn't say that.|
tell me what to say.
Don't misquote me.
Don't be sad.
|2. You look down in the mouth today. What's wrong?|
You look ugly.
You look sad.
Jean: That book is much too expensive!
Susan: You took the words right out of my mouth!
didn't say that!
I was going to say the same thing!
Say that again!
Frank: Steve got a new car for his birthday?
Sam: Yes, he did. You know he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth!
was born in a rich family.
Steve is a lucky guy.
Sam is jealous.
|5. That salesman really left a bad taste in my mouth. I'll never buy anything from him!|
salesman gave me some bad food.
The salesman was dishonest.
The salesman created a very bad impression.
|6. Many people must live hand to mouth. If they lose their jobs, they will probably lose their home too.|
people have a hard life.
Many people are homeless.
People treat each other badly.
Idioms based on materials by Michael Berman from www.eltnewsletter.com
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