List of Idioms - 15

List of Idioms
Idiom 1: Sit through
Meaning of the Idiom: Stay till the end of something dull
Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: We were bored and wanted to leave halfway through, but we sat through the match.
Incorrect Usage: We were bored and wanted to leave halfway through, but we sat throughout the match.

Idiom 2: Sit in for

Meaning of the Idiom: Take on someone's responsibilities while they are absent
Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: His assistant is sitting in for him while he is away.
Incorrect Usage: His assistant is sitting for him while he is away.

Idiom 3: Sit out

Meaning of the Idiom: Not take part
Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: He had to sit the game out because he was ill.
Incorrect Usage: He had to sit the game about because he was ill.
Idiom 4: Take something apart
Meaning of the Idiom: Separate something into parts
Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: The engineer is taking apart the mobile so that he can fix it.
Incorrect Usage: The engineer is taking apart of the mobile so that he can fix it.
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Idiom 5: Take Something down
Meaning of the Idiom: Separate a structure into parts
Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: After the show was over, the workers took down the big stage.
Incorrect Usage: After the show was over, the workers took down into the big stage.

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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