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29 06, 2015

Put all your Eggs in One Basket- Egg Idioms

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We conclude our series on American idioms featuring the word "egg" today with the idiom, "put all your eggs in one basket." Similar to "kill the goose that laid the golden egg" this phrase is normally used in a financial context, a scenario where all of one's resources have been put in a single place. [...]

11 06, 2015

Face the Music-Music Related Idioms

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Imagine for a moment you are sitting in your cubicle at work and you overhear a conversation: should your company should continue to sell to the same consumer base, thus ensuring a marginal profit, or try to go after a different demographic. Due to the inherent risk and weight of this decision, expressions such as [...]

26 05, 2015

Accents in Movies: The Tim Monich Way

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What Accent is That? Do you usually notice when an actor or actress is using an accent for their character in a movie? An actor's poor attempt at adopting a particular accent can also ruin otherwise good movies by making their character's dialogue difficult or impossible to understand. Depending on the number of accents present, [...]

14 05, 2015

American Sniper and Bradley Cooper’s Accent

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American Sniper The Clint Eastwood directed film American Sniper was given a worldwide release on January 16, 2015, and--as of this writing--has generated $247 million at the American box office. American Sniper, the biographical war film is based on the experiences of the late US Navy Seal Chris Kyle, who is regarded as the most [...]

26 03, 2015

Nautical Idioms Part 3

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Nautical Idioms and Accent Reduction Tips These nautical idioms are plain sailing your journey of improving your English skills!   Nautical Idioms 1 – To the bitter end Definition: To persist with something until you can put forth no further effort. Also used as a way of declaring one's commitment to a relationship Example: If [...]

23 03, 2015

Nautical Idioms Part 2

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Nautical Idioms and Accent Reduction Tips Shiver me timbers! Who knew that knowing these American Idioms can help out your English skills in the work place and community?  Nautical Idioms 1 – High and Dry Definition: Describes a state of abandonment or feeling left behind in a conversation due to the lack of knowledge about [...]

19 03, 2015

Nautical Idioms Part 1

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Nautical Idioms and Accent Reduction Tips Ahoy! Take a look at these nautical idioms to help improve your American Idiom skills.   Nautical Idioms 1 – Chock-a-block Definition: Used in reference to a meeting area or living space that is so small and compact people have little room to moving about, leading to feelings of [...]

23 02, 2015

Sand Idioms

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Sand Idioms and Accent Reduction Many of our clients at Accent Pros, who come in for accent reduction sessions, have advanced degrees and have excellent command of the English language. Given the evolving state of the English language; however, they may not understand informal slang and phrases that are regularly used in the workplace, and [...]

16 02, 2015

“Play” Idioms

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Accent Reduction Tips Many of our clients at Accent Pros, who come in for accent reduction sessions, have advanced degrees and have excellent command of the English language. Given the evolving state of the English language; however, they may not understand informal slang and phrases that are regularly used in the workplace, and on various [...]

12 02, 2015

Accent Reduction: “Walking” Idioms

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Accent Reduction Tips Many of our clients at Accent Pros, who come in for accent reduction sessions, have advanced degrees and have excellent command of the English language. Given the evolving state of the English language; however, they may not understand informal slang and phrases that are regularly used in the workplace, and on various [...]

8 01, 2015

English Accent Training: British Slang

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English Accent Training: How Slang Terms Can Define Individual Speech One of the reasons our long running idioms series has proven to be so popular  is that it helps bridge the gap between the formal English often emphasized in the initial stages of English accent training and specialized slang of the business world. Every profession [...]

29 12, 2014

Accent Reduction: “Up” Idioms

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Accent Reduction Tips Many of our clients at Accent Pros, who come in for accent reduction sessions, have advanced degrees and have excellent command of the English language. Given the evolving state of the English language; however, they may not understand informal slang and phrases that are regularly used in the workplace, and on various [...]

10 12, 2014

Accent Reduction: Body Idioms

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Accent Reduction Tips Many of our clients at Accent Pros, who come in for accent reduction sessions, have advanced degrees and have excellent command of the English language. Given the evolving state of the English language; however, they may not understand informal slang and phrases that are regularly used in the workplace, and on various [...]

3 12, 2014

Accent Reduction: Color Idioms Part 4

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Accent Reduction Tips Many of our clients at Accent Pros, who come in for accent reduction sessions, have advanced degrees and have excellent command of the English language. Given the evolving state of the English language; however, they may not understand informal slang and phrases that are regularly used in the workplace, and on various [...]

3 12, 2014

Accent Reduction: “Turn” Idioms

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Accent Reduction Tips Many of our clients at Accent Pros, who come in for accent reduction sessions, have advanced degrees and have excellent command of the English language. Given the evolving state of the English language; however, they may not understand informal slang and phrases that are regularly used in the workplace, and on various [...]

3 12, 2014

Accent Reduction: “Whole” Idioms

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Accent Reduction Tips Many of our clients at Accent Pros, who come in for accent reduction sessions, have advanced degrees and have excellent command of the English language. Given the evolving state of the English language; however, they may not understand informal slang and phrases that are regularly used in the workplace, and on various [...]

2 12, 2014

Accent Reduction: Number Idioms

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Accent Reduction Tips Many of our clients at Accent Pros, who come in for accent reduction sessions, have advanced degrees and have excellent command of the English language. Given the evolving state of the English language; however, they may not understand informal slang and phrases that are regularly used in the workplace, and on various [...]

2 12, 2014

Accent Reduction: “Under” Idioms

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Accent Reduction Tips Many of our clients at Accent Pros, who come in for accent reduction sessions, have advanced degrees and have excellent command of the English language. Given the evolving state of the English language; however, they may not understand informal slang and phrases that are regularly used in the workplace, and on various [...]

24 11, 2014

Accent Reduction: Appearance Idioms

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Accent Reduction Tips Many of our clients at Accent Pros, who come in for accent reduction sessions, have advanced degrees and have excellent command of the English language. Given the evolving state of the English language; however, they may not understand informal slang and phrases that are regularly used in the workplace, and on various [...]

3 11, 2014

Accent Reduction: Death Idioms

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Accent Reduction Tips Many of our clients at Accent Pros, who come in for accent reduction sessions, have advanced degrees and have excellent command of the English language. Given the evolving state of the English language; however, they may not understand informal slang and phrases that are regularly used in the workplace, and on various [...]