AMERICAN IDIOMS N

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AMERICAN IDIOMS N
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  1. None of Someone's Business
    Example: When my boyfriend asked me how much I had paid for his birthday present, I told him it was none of his business.
  2. neck and neck:
    Very close (almost even), as in a race. "The two candidates were running neck and neck a month before the election."
  3. neck of the woods:
    Area. Part of a country. ex. "What's happening in your neck of the woods?"
  4. (To) need a hand:
    To need help.
  5. Neither here nor there:
    Not relevant. ex. All of a sudden he started talking about his car - a topic which was neither here nor there.
  6. Nest egg:
    Saved money.
  7. Never mind:
    Don't worry about it. ex. "Did you pick up my photos? Never mind, I'll do it myself tomorrow."
  8. (To) nip something in the bud:
    To end something at an early stage.
  9. No laughing matter:
    A very serious matter. ex. "Hey, why are you smiling? This is no laughing matter!"
  10. No picnic:
    Not easy. Very difficult and problematic. ex. "Let me tell you, driving in that snowstorm was no picnic."
  11. No rush:
    You don't have to hurry. ex. "Do you want this done by this evening? No, there's no rush - you can finish it tomorrow."
  12. No skin off my nose:
    I don't care because it doesn't affect me.
  13. No sweat:
    No problem.
  14. No wonder:
    It's not surprising. ex. "He only slept for two hours last night? No wonder he's so tired."
  15. (To) not be born yesterday:
    To be experienced, knowledgeable. ex. "Of course I know that trick! I wasn't born yesterday."
  16. Not in the least?:
    Not at all. ex. "Were you surprised that he failed the FCE? Not in the least."
  17. Not likely:
    Probably will not happen. ex. "You think George will learn a lesson from this? Not likely."
  18. Not much of:
    Pretty bad. ex. "He's not much of a cook, but at least he tries."
  19. Now and then:
    Occasionally.

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