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As Good As New Revisited Revisited

We’re recycling our latest Idiom of the Week, As Good As New, yet again – this time in a classic song by Abba:

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As Good As New Revisited

Here are some fun images for you from the internet using our latest Idiom of the Week – just click on any image for a larger view:

 

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Idiom of the Week: As Good As New

Meaning: Describing an old or used thing that looks good and works well, maybe because of cleaning or repairs.

Examples:

I shined my shoes and now they look as good as new.

I went to visit him in the hospital after his surgery, and when I asked him how he felt, he answered, “As good as new.”

My car runs as good as new after I brought it to the mechanic.

 

Pop Quiz:

If something is as good as new, it’s…

A.  New.

B.  Not new.

C.  Not good.

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Jump on the Bandwagon Again

Here are some fun tidbits from the world wide web using our latest Idiom of the Week – just click on any of them for a larger view:

 

 

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Idiom of the Week: Jump on the Bandwagon

Meaning: To do what everyone else is doing.

Examples:

I finally jumped on the bandwagon and bought a smart phone.

All his friends were getting married, so he decided to jump on the bandwagon and get married too.

You’re always jumping on the bandwagon! You just want to be a part of everything that’s popular at the moment!

 

Pop Quiz:

Which is not an example of jumping on the bandwagon?

A.  Buying some shoes that are in fashion.

B.  Joining Facebook because all your friends are on it.

C.  Moving to another city because you know a lot of people who moved there.

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Fly-by-Night Revisited

Here are some tidbits from Google Images using our latest Idiom of the Week – just click on any of them for a larger view:

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Idiom of the Week: Fly-by-Night

Meaning: Untrustworthy or undependable; usually used to describe businesses or salespeople.

Examples:

There are many fly-by-night providers of goods on the internet, so buying products online only from reputable websites is probably a good idea.

A fly-by-night salesman at the market yesterday sold me a flawed product that doesn’t even work.​

My uncle lost his savings by getting involved with a fly-by-night investment company.

 

Pop Quiz:

What should you do if someone calls a company fly-by-night?

A.  Avoid this company.

B.  Try to do business with this company.

C.  Apply for a job with this company.

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