Chapter 4

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Class 10
English
Solutions
2. Here are a few more idiomatic expressions that occur in the text. Try to use them in sentences of your own. (i)caught my eye (ii)he’d had enough (iii)laugh ourselves silly (iv)can’t bring myself to

Question:

III. Idioms

Idioms are groups of words with a fixed order, and a particular meaning, different from the meanings of each of their words put together. (Phrasal verbs can also be idioms; they are said to be ‘idiomatic’ when their meaning is unpredictable.) For example, do you know what it means to ‘meet one’s match’ in English? It means to meet someone who is as good as oneself, or even better, in some skill or quality. Do you know what it means to ‘let the cat out of the bag’? Can you guess?

Here are a few more idiomatic expressions that occur in the text. Try to use them in sentences of your own.

(i)caught my eye

(ii)he’d had enough

(iii)laugh ourselves silly

(iv)can’t bring myself to

Answer:

(i) Caught my eye – While I was in the market, a beautiful purse had caught my eye.

(ii) He’d had enough – The teacher said that they’d had enough and he wanted all the notebooks by Wednesday.

(iii) Laugh ourselves silly – He laughed ourselves silly on his stupid jokes.

(iv) Can’t bring myself to – I can’t bring myself to terms with this tragedy.

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