AMERICAN IDIOMS I

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AMERICAN IDIOMS I
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2013-02-10 17:09:34
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  1. If worst comes to worst:
    If things get really bad. ex. "If worst comes to worst, we can always fire him."
  2. Ill-at-ease:
    Uncomfortable. ex. "She seemed to be ill-at-ease talking to the doctor about her problems".
  3. In bad taste:
    Rude. Vulgar. Obscene. ex. "John's jokes are always in bad taste."
  4. In broad daylight:
    Publicly visible in the daytime. ex. "This city is very dangerous. You can get robbed in broad daylight."
  5. In good shape/ condition:
    Physically and functionally sound and sturdy. "Shape" is generally used more for people. ex. "The car is in good condition. Bill is in good shape."
  6. In mint condition:
    In perfect condition (not used for people).
  7. In no mood to do something:
    To not feel like doing something. To not want to do something. ex. "I'm in no mood to cook dinner tonight."
  8. In season:
    Currently available for selling (often said of fresh fruit and vegetables). ex. "Tomatoes are very cheap now because they're in season."
  9. In stock:
    Available for purchase, as in goods in a store. ex. "Do you have any more of these books in stock? No, I'm sorry we don't."
  10. In the air:
    Everywhere. All around.
  11. In the long run:
    Over a long period of time. Ultimately. ex. "He smokes a lot now, and I'm afraid that in the long run it will cost him his health."
  12. In the same boat:
    In the same situation (usually negative).
  13. In and out:
    Coming in and going out often. ex. "She's been in and out all day."
  14. In with:
    Friendly with. Friends with. ex. "At high school he was in with the wrong crowd. That's why he always got in trouble."
  15. In advance:
    Ahead of time.

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