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Magoosh Comics: Fun With Idioms, Part 2

In my last post on idioms, we looked at the idioms “dream on,” “eager beaver,” “easy does it,” “keep your chin up,” “let sleeping dogs lie,” “other fish in the sea,” and “until hell freezes over.”

Now, get ready for some more fun, playful idioms, presented in a comic strip and followed by an activity.

The idioms:

  • have a bone to pick
  • jerk
  • someone’s made his or her own bed, let them sleep in it
  • two-faced
  • white lie


The Magoosh Comic:

Note: In the last comic, Mike was heartbroken over his ex-girlfriend Anna. Anna’s best friend Jenny was there to reluctantly comfort him, but got angry when Mike tried to get her to go out with him. And now, the drama continues…



The activity:

Try to guess the meaning of the underlined idioms, based on the context in the comic. Then check your guesses by looking up the meanings of the idioms. Look up “have a bone to pick” here, and go here for “jerk.” “Someone’s made…,” “two-faced,” and “white lie” can be looked up in Dennis Oliver’s idiom dictionary. Find them in alphabetical order, based on the first letter of each idiom.



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