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Idioms 13 11/29/10-12/3/10 Dime a dozen • Def: abundant; cheap and common • Ex: Reality TV shows are a dime a dozen. Draw the line • Def: to set a limit at something • Ex: I don’t mind if you talk during class, but I draw the line at swearing. Drop a bombshell • Def: to announce shocking or startling news • Ex: The teacher dropped a bombshell when she told us she was quitting tomorrow. Drop in (on someone) • Def: to pay someone a casual visit, usually as a surprise • Ex: I can’t stay for dinner. I just dropped in for a minute to say hello. Do a double take • Def: to react with surprise; to have to look twice to make sure that you saw something correctly • Ex: The nurse did a double take when she saw that the man had six toes.
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