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TIL English Idiom Collection

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Collected from various sources by U Kyaw Tun (UKT), M.S. (I.P.S.T., U.S.A.), and staff of TIL (Tun Institute of Learning, http://www.tuninst.net ) for staff and students of TIL Computing and Language Center, Yangon, Myanmar. Not for sale.

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zap zig when you should zag zilch zinger zip zip/zippo zipperhead zit zonked zoo zoom zoom in

 

zap

From Magnuson
zap
-- zonked Internet link to zap

zap -- heat in the microwave oven, nuke
I zapped my hotdog. It was ready in 30 seconds!

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zig when you should zag

From Magnuson
zig when you should zag --
move the wrong way, move left instead of right
I had an accident because I zigged when I should've zagged.

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zilch

From Magnuson
zilch --
zero, none, nothing, diddly-squat, nada, zip
"How much did you win?" "Zilch. Not a penny."

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zinger

From Magnuson
zinger --
strong statement, sarcastic words, get off a few good ones
Randi says kind things, except for the occasional zinger. Like today, she called Tom a beast.

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zip

From Magnuson
zip --
close, shut tight
Mom told me to zip my lips while the preacher is talking.

From Magnuson
zip --
go quickly, run
After we deliver the flowers we can zip over to the bank.

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zip/zippo

From Magnuson
zip/zippo --
nothing, zero, nada
The Smiths have paid nothing on their account - zippo.

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zipperhead

From Magnuson
zipperhead --
business person, administrator
What musicians hate is to have a zipperhead controlling the arts.

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zit

From Magnuson
zit --
pimple, blemish
I'm not going to the party because I have zits on my face.

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zonked

From Magnuson
zonked --
tired, exhausted, falling asleep
After playing soccer in the park, I needed a rest. I was zonked.

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zoo

From Magnuson
zoo
-- zoom in Internet link to zoo

zoo -- (See it's a zoo in there)

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zoom

From Magnuson
zoom --
the sound of fast-moving cars
Zoom go the cars on the autobahn! Zoom, zoom!

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zoom in

From Magnuson
zoom in --
move the camera closer, magnify the subject
Now zoom in for a photo of the baby. Get a close-up of her face.

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