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Dear Friends,

I want to improve the english knowledge of ESL people(I'm myself an ESL student). I too wanted to make it animatic. Hence, I decided to make it a GAME.

Game : Idioms Corner (One Idiom a day).

What To Do:

1) Post one idiom a day(along with its meaning and examples).
2) The last letter of the idiom will form the first letter of the next day's idiom.
3) ONLY ONE IDIOM MUST BE POSTED A DAY, since if we allow multiple idioms, it will be difficult for the english learners to learn them.
4) Once an Idiom is posted, others can GIVE MORE EXAMPLES for that day's idiom.

Meaning and Examples must be present.

Rules:

The posts containing new idioms must include all the following parts:

1)Idiom:
2)Meaning:
3)Examples:

To aid better understandability, lets impose some rules on the Subject textbox!

1) In case of posting new idiom the it should contain : "New Idiom".
2) In case of giving more examples it should contain : "More Examples : Idiom".
3) In case of any doubts or for discussion it should contain : "Discussion : Idiom".

Enjoy the Game!!! It's going to be raining Idioms.

Praveen.
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black sheep (of the family)

- a person who is a disgrace to a family or group

The man is the black sheep in his family and is the only member who has not made a success of his life.
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A wolf in sheep's clothing

- a wicked person who looks innocent
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see a man about a dog
Go (somewhere not specific) To leave.
Excuse me. I have to see a man about a dog.
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The idiom 'see a man about a dog' looks strange.
May I know the story behind it? ie. how did this idiom get its meaning?
dark horse

- a candidate little known to the general public

He was a dark horse in the race to be President until he gave some good speeches on TV.
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We don't really know where this comes from, Praveen. It was first recorded in a play in 1866 "The Flying Scud or a Four-legged Fortune" where it is used by one of the characters as an excuse to leave.
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Anyway it's strange to me.

Thanks Abbie and Anne.
I suppose it's strange to everybody, if we sit and think about it.
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