By Ian Stuart-Hamilton
This revised and accelerated version provides over three hundred new expressions that support free up the which means of daily expressions. either informative and exciting, the e-book addresses an immense point of social verbal exchange for individuals with Asperger Syndrome, who use direct, certain language and 'take issues literally'. This dictionary goals to dispel any confusion that arises from the misinterpretation of language. It presents motives of over 5000 idiomatic expressions and an invaluable consultant to their politeness point. each one expression is followed by means of a transparent rationalization of its that means and whilst and the way it would be used. The expressions are taken from British and American English, with a few Australian expressions incorporated in addition. even supposing the publication is essentially meant for individuals with Asperger Syndrome, it will likely be beneficial for somebody who unearths difficulties realizing idiomatic and colloquial English. an important source and an informative learn, this dictionary will help in a variety of occasions.
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The phrase ‘it won’t people can be satisfied with very basic break the bank’ means that a person can things and have few intellectually stimuafford to buy it. It is sometimes used to lating interests. * Bread is buttered See know which side the Break the ice Use an ice breaker. bread is buttered. * the waters. g. * Break their neck Means the same as break Break a leg The phrase actually means their back. ‘good luck’. The phrase was originally used amongst actors, where it is often Breast beating Means the same as chest beating.
1) or *** (2) Blue yonder See wide blue yonder. Blow them away Impress them. Note that Bluff See call their bluff. because of blow them’s definition (2), there is the potential for a double entendre Blushes See spare their blushes. * Board See above board, across the board, back to the drawing board, bring on board, come on board, go by the board, on board, on the * unlikely to offend; ** may offend; *** will always offend BOOM BOOM! / 39 drawing board, sweep the board and take on board. * Boat See float the boat, in the same boat, push the Bollocks (1) Testicles.
Its name is derived from the fact that pilots called it the ‘black box’ (using defi- Blaze See blaze a trail and like blazes. * Black look An expression of disgust or Blaze a way Means the same as blaze a trail. * Bleed dry Make very weak. * larger phrase such as ‘a black mark against their name’ or ‘a black mark Bleed white Means the same as bleed dry. against someone’. It means that a person is noted for having done something that Bleeding hell Means the same as bloody hell. * Black market The trade in illegal or stolen Bleeding obvious Very obvious.
An Asperger Dictionary of Everyday Expressions by Ian Stuart-Hamilton