Etymology: Idioms #2

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Etymology: Idioms #2
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2013-12-10 19:59:06
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etymology idioms
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First semester etymology idioms.
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  1. something that shows potential or looks promising in the beginning but fails to last
    A FLASH IN THE PAN
  2. to put yourself in a tough position in order to support someone
    TO GO OUT ON A LIMB
  3. when a player gets 3 goals
    HAT TRICK
  4. when you already have it good and get something on top of what you already have
    THE ICING ON THE CAKE
  5. a quick and automatic response
    A KNEE JERK REACTION
  6. on the menu with each dish
    A LA CARTE
  7. a good appetite
    BON APPETITE
  8. have a good trip
    BON VOYAGE
  9. that's life or such is life
    CEST LA VIE
  10. originally a blow by which one commands or mortally wounds
    COUP DE GRACE
  11. the best of the best
    CREME DE LA CREME
  12. the feeling you have seen or experienced it before
    DEJA VU
  13. of the day
    DU JOUR
  14. a social blunder
    FAUX PAS
  15. a dangerously attractive woman
    FEMME FATAL
  16. respond if you please
    RSVP
  17. please
    SI VOUS PLAIT
  18. after
    POST
  19. before, in front
    PRE
  20. forward, in front of
    PRO

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