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Idioms for today: OPINIONS ON PEOPLE AND ACTIONS

1.) have a lot to answer for - to be the main caus of the problems

2.) something is not all it's cracked up to be - is not as good as people say it is

3.) someone/something has the edge over someone/something - is slightly better than

4.) leave a lot to be desired (always in simple tense forms) - is not as good as it should be/as we might expect

5.) have all the makings of - are likely to develop into

6.) on the big/expensive, etc. side - heavier than you want it to be

7.) a dead loss - completely useless

8.) rough and ready - crude and lacking sophistication

9.) throws the baby out with the bathwater - change things, but lose good things as well as bad

10.) gets/jumps/leaps on the bandwagon - get involved in something already very successful

11.) plays devil's advocate - pretend to be against an idea so that others discuss it

12.) drives someone to distraction - make someone very angry or very bored

13.) makes an exhibition of themselves - do things in public that make them look stupid

14.) does something under false pretences - tell lies about who they are or what they are doing

15.) never does anything by halves - always make a great effort and do thing very well

16.) is a laughing stock - are laughed at/ mocked be everyone

OPINIONS ON PEOPLE AND ACTIONS

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