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Idioms and Phrases : Z

Idioms and Phrases : Z» Zero hour: The time when something important is to begin is zero hour.
» Zero tolerance: If the police have a zero tolerance policy, they will not overlook any crime, no matter how small or trivial.
» Zigged before you zagged: If you did things in the wrong order, you zigged before you zagged.
» Zip it: This is used to tell someone to be quiet.
» Zip your lip: If someone tells you to zip your lip, they want to to shut up or keep quiet about something. ('Zip it' is also used.)

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Junk Food

Junk FoodJunk food is one of food, which is made for its pungent taste. It does not have any food value. It looks very appealing to everybody but it's not good for health. It often contains added chemicals, which make it taste soothing but are unhealthy. It usually contains a lot of animal fat or sugar.


Foods such as chips, burgers, crisps, cakes and biscuits are all junk foods and are rich in animal fats. When we eat a large quantity of these foods our bodies turn them into fatty tissue which can damage our health. On the other hand, sweets and fizzy drinks like cola and lemonade contain a high quantity of sugar. Our skin and teeth are damaged owing to intake of large quantity of sugar. Junk food also lacks the vitamins and minerals, which are very essential for human body. It is, in no ways, useful to our health. We should reduce dependence on junk food considering health risk and eat enough homemade foods to maintain good health.

The Verb And Its Classifications

English Grammar: Verb A verb is a word that tells something about a person or a thing.Example:I live in Dhaka. (Here underlined word is a verb.)

There are four (4) following form of a verb.

Present Form Ing-form Past Form Past Participle Foorm eateating  ateeatencomecomingcamecomedodoingdiddonewritewritingwrotewrittenplay playingplayedplayed

Kinds of Verbs:
Principal Verb: When a verb expresses its meaning without the help of any other verb, it is called a principal verb.

The boys play in the field. (Here underlined word is a Principal Verb.)

Auxiliary Verb: The verb which helps a principal verb in expressing its meaning in accordance with tense, voice or, mood, callled a helping or, Auxiliary Verb.

The boys is playing in the field. (Here underlined word is a Auxiliary Verb.)

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The English Alphabet

The English Alphabet There are 26 letters in the English alphabet. There are 5 vowels (A, E, I, O, U). The rest of the letters (21) are consonants.

Capital Letters (Upper Case Letters):ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
Small Letters (Lower Case Letters):abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz

Numbers

Cardinal NumbersCardinal Numbers 0 Zero1 One2 Two3 Three4 Four5 Five6 Six7 Seven8 Eight9 Nine10 Ten11 Eleven12 Twelve13 Thirteen14 Fourteen15 Fifteen16 Sixteen17 Seventeen18 Eighteen19 Nineteen20 Twenty21 Twenty One 22 Twenty Two ... .. . ... .. . 30 Thirty40 Fourty50 Fifty60 Sixty70 Seventy80 Eighty90 Ninety100 One Hundred1000 One Thousand10,000 Ten Thousand100,000 One Hundred Thousand1,000,000 One Million1,000,000,000 One Billion


Ordinal Numbers:Ordinal NumbersFirst 1st Second 2nd Third 3rd Forth 4th Fifth 5th Sixth 6th Seventh 7th Eighth 8th Ninth 9th Tenth 10th Eleventh 11th Twelfth 12th ... .. . ... .. .

Idioms and Phrases : Y

Idioms and Phrases : Y» You Are What You Eat: In order to stay healthy you must eat healthy foods.
» You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover: Decisions shouldn't be made primarily on appearance.
» You Can't Take it With You: Enjoy what you have and not what you don't have, since when you die you cannot take things (such as money) with you.
» Your Guess Is As Good As Mine: I have no idea.

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Idioms and Phrases : W

Idioms and Phrases : W» Wag the Dog:A diversion away from something of greater importance.
» Water Under The Bridge : Anything from the past that isn't significant or important anymore.
» Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve : To openly and freely express your emotions.
» When It Rains, It Pours : Since it rarely rains, when it does it will be a huge storm.
» When Pigs Fly : Something that will never ever happen.
» Wild and Woolly : Uncultured and without laws.
» Wine and Dine : When somebody is treated to an expensive meal.
» Without A Doubt : For certain.

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Idioms and Phrases : V

Idioms and Phrases : V
» Van Gogh's ear for music: Tone deaf.
» Variety Is The Spice Of Life: The more experiences you try the more exciting life can be.

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Idioms and Phrases : U

Idioms and Phrases : U» Under the weather: Feeling ill or sick.
» Up a blind alley: Going down a course of action that leads to a bad outcome.
» Use Your Loaf: Use your head. Think smart.

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Idioms and Phrases : T

Idioms and Phrases : T» The Ball Is In Your Court : It is your decision this time.
» The Best Of Both Worlds : There are two choices and you have them both.
» The Bigger They Are The Harder They Fall : While the bigger and stronger opponent might be a lot more difficult to beat, when you do they suffer a much bigger loss.
» The Last Straw : When one small burden after another creates an unbearable situation, the last straw is the last small burden that one can take.
» The Whole Nine Yards : Everything. All of it.
» Third times a charm : After no success the first two times, the third try is a lucky one.
» Tie the knot : To get married.
» Til the cows come home : A long time.
» To Make A Long Story Short : Something someone would say during a long and boring story in order to keep his/her audience from losing attention. Usually the story isn't shortened.
» To Steal Someone's Thunder : To take the credit for something someone else did.
» Tongue And Cheek : Humor, not to be taken serious.

Idioms and Phrases : S

Idioms and Phrases : S» Saved By The Bell : Saved at the last possible moment.
» Scapegoat : Someone else who takes the blame.
» Scot-free : To escape and not have to pay.
» Sick As A Dog : To be very sick (with the flu or a cold).
» Sitting Shotgun : Riding in the front passenger seat of a car.
» Sixth Sense : A paranormal sense that allows you to communicate with the dead.
» Skid Row : The rundown area of a city where the homeless and drug users live.
» Smell A Rat : To detect somone in the group is betraying the others.
» Smell Something Fishy : Detecting that something isn't right and there might be a reason for it.
» Son of a Gun : A scamp.
» Southpaw : Someone who is left-handed.
» Spitting Image : The exact likeness or kind.
» Start From Scratch : To do it all over again from the beginning.

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Idioms and Phrases : R

Idioms and Phrases : R» Rain check: An offer or deal that is declined right now but willing to accept later.
» Raining Cats and Dogs : A very loud and noisy rain storm.
» Ring Fencing : Separated usual judgement to guarantee protection, especially project funds.
» Rise and Shine : Time to get out of bed and get ready for work/school.
» Rome Was Not Built In One Day : If you want something to be completely properly, then its going to take time.
» Rule Of Thumb: A rough estimate.
» Run out of steam : To be completely out of energy.
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Idioms and Phrases : Q

Idioms and Phrases : Q» Queer the pitch: Destroy or ruin a plan.
» Quake in his boots: Feel afraid, be scared spit less.
» Quick and dirty: Fast or easy, instant, short cut.
» Quick like a bunny: Very quick, without delay.
» Quick on the draw: Quick to speak or shoot; get the drop on.
» Quilt this place: Leave, go away from here, blow this joint.

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Idioms and Phrases : P

Idioms and Phrases : P» Pass The Buck: Avoid responsibility by giving it to someone else.
» Pedal to the metal: To go full speed, especially while driving a vehicle.
» Peeping Tom: Someone who observes people in the nude or sexually active people, mainly for his own gratification.
» Pick up your ears: To listen very carefully.
» Pig In A Poke: A deal that is made without first examining it.
» Pig Out: To eat alot and eat it quickly.
» Pipe Down: To shut-up or be quiet.
» Practice Makes Perfect: By constantly practicing, you will become better.
» Pull the plug: To stop something. To bring something to an end.
» Pulling Your Leg: Tricking someone as a joke.
» Put a sock in it: To tell noisy person or a group to be quiet.

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Idioms and Phrases : O

Idioms and Phrases : O» Off On The Wrong Foot: Getting a bad start on a relationship or task.
» Off The Hook: No longer have to deal with a tough situation.
» Off the Record: Something said in confidence that the one speaking doesn't want attributed to him/her.
» On Pins And Needles: Anxious or nervous, especially in anticipation of something.
» On The Fence: Undecided.
» On The Same Page: When multiple people all agree on the same thing.
» Out Of The Blue: Something that suddenly and unexpectedly occurs.
» Out On A Limb: When someone puts themself in a risky situation.
» Out On The Town: To enjoy yourself by going out.
» Over My Dead Body: When you absolutely will not allow something to happen.
» Over the Top: Very excessive.

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Idioms and Phrases : N

Idioms and Phrases : N» Nest Egg: Savings set aside for future use.
» Never Bite The Hand That Feeds You: Don't hurt anyone that helps you.
» New kid on the block: Someone new to the group or area.
» New York Minute: A minute that seems to go by quickly, especially in a fast paced environment.
» No Dice: To not agree. To not accept a proposition.
» No Room to Swing a Cat: An unusually small or confined space.
» Not Playing With a Full Deck: Someone who lacks intelligence.

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Idioms and Phrases : M

Idioms and Phrases : M» Make No Bones About: To state a fact so there are no doubts or objections.
» Method To My Madness: Strange or crazy actions that appear meaningless but in the end are done for a good
reason.
» Mumbo Jumbo: Nonsense or meaningless speech.
» Mum's the word: To keep quiet. To say nothing.

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Idioms and Phrases : L

Idioms and Phrases : L» Last but not least : An introduction phrase to let the audience know that the last person mentioned is no less important than those introduced before him/her.
» Lend Me Your Ear : To politely ask for someone's full attention.
» Let Bygones Be Bygones : To forget about a disagreement or arguement.
» Let Sleeping Dogs Lie : To avoid restarting a conflict.
» Let The Cat Out Of The Bag : To share a secret that wasn't suppose to be shared.
» Level playing field : A fair competition where no side has an advantage.
» Like a chicken with its head cut off : To act in a frenzied manner.
» Liquor someone up : To get someone drunk.
» Long in the Tooth : Old people (or horses).
» Loose Cannon : Someone who is unpredictable and can cause damage if not kept in check.

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Idioms and Phrases : K

Idioms and Phrases : K» Keep An Eye On Him: You should carefully watch him. » Keep body and soul together: To earn a sufficient amount of money in order to keep yourself alive.
» Keep your chin up: To remain joyful in a tough situation.
» Kick The Bucket: Die.
» Kitty-corner: Diagonally across. Sometimes called Catty-Corner as well.
» Knee Jerk Reaction: A quick and automatic response.
» Knock On Wood: Knuckle tapping on wood in order to avoid some bad luck.
» Know the Ropes: To understand the details.

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Idioms and Phrases : J

Idioms and Phrases : J» Jack Frost: If everything has frozen in winter, then Jack Frost has visited.
» Jack the Lad: A confident and not very serious young man who behaves as he wants to without thinking about other people is a Jack the Lad.
» Jack-of-all-trades: A jack:of:all:trades is someone that can do many different jobs.
» Jam on your face: If you say that someone has jam on their face, they appear to be caught, embarrassed or found guilty.
» Jam tomorrow: This idiom is used when people promise good things for the future that will never come.
» Jane Doe: Jane Doe is a name given to an unidentified female who may be party to legal proceedings, or to an unidentified person in hospital, or dead. John Doe is the male equivalent.
» Jekyll and Hyde: Someone who has a Jekyll and Hyde personality has a pleasant and a very unpleasant side to the character.
» Jersey justice: Jersey justice is very severe justice.
» Jet set: Very wealthy people who travel around the world to attend parties or func…

Idioms and Phrases : I

Idioms and Phrases : I» Icing On The Cake : When you already have it good and get something on top of what you already have.
» Idle Hands Are The Devil's Tools : You are more likely to get in trouble if you have nothing to do.
» If It's Not One Thing, It's Another : When one thing goes wrong, then another, and another...
» In Like Flynn : To be easily successful, especially when sexual or romantic.
» In The Bag : To have something secured.
» In The Buff : Nude.
» In The Heat Of The Moment : Overwhelmed by what is happening in the moment.
» In Your Face : An aggressive and bold confrontation.
» It Takes Two To Tango : A two person conflict where both people are at fault.
» It's A Small World : You frequently see the same people in different places.
» Its Anyone's Call : A competition where the outcome is difficult to judge or predict.
» Ivy League : Since 1954 the Ivy League has been the following universities: Columbia, Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Yale, Pennsylvania, Princet…

Idioms and Phrases : H

Idioms and Phrases : H» Haste Makes Waste: Quickly doing things results in a poor ending.
» Hat Trick: When one player scores three goals in the same hockey game. This idiom can also mean three scores in any other sport, such as 3 homeruns, 3 touchdowns, 3 soccer goals, etc.
» Have an Axe to Grind: To have a dispute with someone.
» He Lost His Head: Angry and overcome by emotions.
» Head Over Heels: Very excited and/or joyful, especially when in love.
» Hell in a Handbaske: Deteriorating and headed for complete disaster.
» High Five: Slapping palms above each others heads as celebration gesture.
» High on the Hog: Living in Luxury.
» Hit The Books: To study, especially for a test or exam.
» Hit The Hay: Go to bed or go to sleep.
» Hit The Nail on the Head: Do something exactly right or say something exactly right.
» Hit The Sack: Go to bed or go to sleep.
» Hocus Pocus: In general, a term used in magic or trickery.
» Hold Your Horses: Be patient.

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Idioms and Phrases : G

Idioms and Phrases : G» Get Down to Brass Tacks: To become serious about something.
» Get Over It: To move beyond something that is bothering you.
» Get Up On The Wrong Side Of The Bed: Someone who is having a horrible day.
» Get Your Walking Papers: Get fired from a job.
» Give Him The Slip: To get away from. To escape.
» Go Down Like A Lead Balloon: To be received badly by an audience.
» Go For Broke: To gamble everything you have.
» Go Out On A Limb: Put yourself in a tough position in order to support someone/something.
» Go The Extra Mile: Going above and beyond whatever is required for the task at hand.
» Good Samaritan: Someone who helps others when they are in need, with no discussion for compensation, and no thought of a reward.
» Graveyard Shift: Working hours from about 12:00 am to 8:00 am. The time of the day when most other people are sleeping.
» Great Minds Think Alike: Intelligent people think like each other.
» Green Room: The waiting room, especially for those …