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2021.01.22 15:43

Idiom of the Day:

“The whole nine yards”

This expression means

that you are fulfilling a task or duty to the fullest completion. You are not leaving any details out, and are working hard to ensure that success is the only option. The origin of this idiom comes from fighter pilots in WW2 who fired all of their bullets at a single target. The bullets were connected to chains nine yards long. Most Americans now would believe this idiom is about football or sewing.

“I turned in the job application, completed a personality questionnaire, wrote a resume’ and a cover letter, and prepared answers for the job interview. I did the whole nine yards.”
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  • Jalil Eh. 2021.01.22 15:55

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    a similar idiom, we Persians say is the HAFT KHANE ROOSTAM.
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.22 16:22

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    @Caitlyn very nice! Your voice is very clear, and I can understand you well. I know you are probably nervous which is why you sometimes pause and hesitate. With practice you will speak more confidently and faster.
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.22 16:24

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    @Abdullatif not bad! Keep practicing. I think your pronunciation is good. Your accent is strong, but with time you can speak more like a native speaker.
  • Caitlyn 2021.01.22 16:25

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    @Scott Cecil Allen wow!Thank you so much!!
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.22 16:26

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    @Yvonne very nice! You sound very skilled. I do want to make one correction: “ resume’ “
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.22 16:27

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    @Jalil Eh. Very cool! I like learning stuff like this!
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.22 16:31

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    @Emad excellent.
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.22 16:33

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    @Naomi
  • Emad 2021.01.22 16:38

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    @Scott Cecil Allen thanks! 😊
  • Naomi 2021.01.22 16:38

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    @Scott Cecil Allen thank you,I will remember them and do more speaking practices
  • Jalil Eh. 2021.01.22 17:00

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    @Scott Cecil Allen 🙏My pleasure in Farsi, KHAHESH MIKONAM
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.22 17:11

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    @Borabora
  • Umar Farooq 2021.01.22 17:20

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    Thank you sir !
  • Umar Farooq 2021.01.22 17:23

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    We learn these idioms and enrich our vocabulary. It's another step for learning a language.
  • Umar Farooq 2021.01.22 17:23

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    Am I right sir?
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.22 17:32

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    @Umar Farooq idioms are common ways of expressing complicated matters in simple ways. For Americans, our English has an emphasis on efficiency. We want to be able to say more using less time. Idioms are a way of doing this.
  • Umar Farooq 2021.01.22 17:34

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    @Scott Cecil Allen Thank you for this explanation sir.
  • RoSeMaRy 2021.01.22 18:06

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    Thank you so much
  • ilham sanfour 2021.01.22 20:23

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    Borabora.l like your reading.
  • Wei Zou 2021.01.22 21:49

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    Could you give me some suggestions to my reading? Thanks
  • Dudu 2021.01.22 22:36

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    👻
  • Borabora 2021.01.23 00:23

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    @Scott Cecil Allen Thank you for ur encouraging! 😊
  • rose 2021.01.23 01:24

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    Thank you for your sharing. It's really nice
  • Ibuki 2021.01.23 01:35

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    Hello Scott, I’m Ibuki. Nice to meet you. Thank you for your helpful posts. I am sorry to ask you, but if you don’t mind, would you check my voice clip I sent to you earlier and give me your comments or advice?
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.23 03:15

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    @Ibuki
  • Ibuki 2021.01.23 10:39

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    @Scott Cecil Allen Thank you Scott! I really appreciate that you gave me such a pleasant comment! I have listened your voice message for many times.
  • Jack 2021.01.24 10:17

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    There are two idioms similar this in China,全力以赴,背水一战
  • issa 2021.01.25 02:52

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    Hi there! Thank you so much for providing such a great learning material. This is the first time posting my reading here, so I'd be very happy if I could have my first feedback!
  • Emad 2021.01.25 06:30

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    @issa very good!
  • Emad 2021.01.25 06:31

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    @Mirana very good!
  • Emad 2021.01.25 06:34

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    @Richard Um very good!
  • Emad 2021.01.25 06:35

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    @アンジー Angie good! Keep practicing 😊👍🏻
  • Emad 2021.01.25 06:36

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    @Season very good!
  • Season 2021.01.25 06:44

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    @Emad thank you
  • Mirana 2021.01.25 06:45

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    @Emad Thank you😄
  • Emad 2021.01.25 07:42

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    @Mona great!
  • Emad 2021.01.25 07:45

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    @Float pomelo very good!!👍🏻
  • Emad 2021.01.25 07:46

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    @Dilara great! 😊👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
  • Emad 2021.01.25 07:47

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    @qais good!
  • Emad 2021.01.25 07:48

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    @NguyenThu Trang good!
  • Emad 2021.01.25 07:49

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    @Selina very good!
  • Mona 2021.01.25 09:16

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    @Emad Thank you. Are you the assistant of Scott now? I often listen to your recording👍
  • issa 2021.01.25 15:48

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    @Emad thanks!
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.25 16:28

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    @Mona I ask for his help when he can. But it is no obligation. I sometimes receive 200-300 posts, comments, or messages asking me for help - just in one day! I am so overwhelmed. So he has been kind in helping when I do not have time.
  • Mona 2021.01.26 03:26

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    @Scott Cecil Allen Thank you so much for doing this. It takes a lot of energy and efforts. I can’t thank you enough for doing so. If my pronunciation will be as good as Emad, I’ll try to help too.
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.26 05:58

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    @Mona I appreciate you offering to help so much. I wish I could do more for this community, but I am only one person. I try my best.
  • Mona 2021.01.26 06:03

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    @Scott Cecil Allen 💐😊
  • Lana 𓆝 2021.02.04 15:57

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    Not sure if I said it right about the WW2😳
  • Waffa Ibraheam 2021.02.06 16:07

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    @ok_sanaali10

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