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English Bite

English Bite - 5 minutes of English
07/09/2018

TO THROW COLD WATER ON = to deter/ discourage

John€s boss threw cold water on his business proposal.


Examples:
He threw cold water on her idea of buying a new car.
Having previously thrown cold water on the idea, he now demonstrated a change of heart ( changed his mind).

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6/9/2018
OUTSHINES

John outshines Jack at swimming.

TO OUTSHINE someone at something = to be better than them at doing something.

You outshine me at singing. I€m not very good.
Susan outshines Jane at tennis, she€s really talented.

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5/9/2018
D). RUN OUT

RUN OUT is used to say that we have finished something. We no longer have any.


I have run out of soap.
I have run out of biscuits.
I haven€t run out of tea bags. I have a lot left.
Have you run out of green wool?

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4/9/2018
Try as I _________, I could not open the door.

C). MIGHT

€Try as I might€ used for saying that someone is making a very great effort but still cannot do something.

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