AMERICAN IDIOMS U

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pyck
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AMERICAN IDIOMS U
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2013-02-10 17:05:13
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AMERICAN IDIOMS
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  1. Under construction:
    Being built or repaired. ex. "This road has been under construction for six months."
  2. Under fire:
    Being attacked. ex. "The soldiers came under fire when they approached the city."
  3. Under the table:
    Illegally. ex. "Many illegal immigrants try to find work under the table."
  4. Under the weather:
    Sick. Ill. ex. "I'm feeling a bit under the weather today."
  5. Up and about:
    Recovered from an illness. ex. "Hey it's nice to see you up and about. You must feel a lot better."
  6. Up for grabs
    Available for anyone to try to get. ex. "The Swedish telecom market is still up for grabs."
  7. Up in the air:
    Uncertain. ex. "His future at this company is up in the air."
  8. Uptight:
    Conservative, nervous, nit-picky. "Stop being so uptight, relax a bit!"
  9. Up to it:
    Capable of, fit for. ex. "Do you feel up to playing a game of tennis?"
  10. Up to one's neck in something:
    Very much involved in something. To have a lot of something. ex. "I can't go out tonight. I'm up to my neck in work."
  11. Up to par:
    Meeting normal standards.
  12. (To) use every trick in the book:
    To use every method possible.

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