List of Idioms - 23

List of Idioms

Idiom 1: Explain away
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'explain away' 
Meaning of the Idiom: to explain something so that it is no longer a problem

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: He has a habit of explaining away all his mistakes. 
Incorrect Usage: He has a habit of explaining on all his mistakes.

Idiom 2: Expose to
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'expose to'

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: Do not expose your face to sunlight when you apply bleach.
Incorrect Usage: Do not expose your face in sunlight when you apply bleach.

Idiom 3: Fail on
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'fail on'
Meaning of the Idiom: to give someone an unsatisfactory grade on an assignment or test

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Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: The history teacher failed Anuj on test.
Incorrect Usage: The history teacher failed Anuj of test.

Idiom 4: Fail in
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'fail in'
Meaning of the Idiom: to have not earned passing or satisfactory grades in some school subject

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: Ricky failed in math.
Incorrect Usage: Ricky failed on math.

Idiom 5: Fascinated by
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'fascinated by'
Meaning of the Idiom: To hold the interest of someone

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: Johnny was fascinated by his new secretary.
Incorrect Usage: Johnny was fascinated with his new secretary.

Make sure you revise these articles every now and then so that you do not forget what you learn. Frequent use of idioms expands your word power and will surely help to grow your vocabulary database exponentially.

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