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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Shop 'til you drop

Idiom: Shop 'til you drop

An advertisement for a department store:

Next Friday Next Friday, for one day only, our annual 50% OFF SALE will begin. 
All items in the store will be an unbelievable HALF PRICE! 
So come in next Friday and shop 'til you drop!

Meaning: To buy as much as you can or shop until you can't shop anymore.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

To talk shop

Idiom: To talk shop 

Read the following e-mail and try to guess the meaning of the idiom in bold:

Hi George,

How have you been?
I just wanted to thank you for giving me advice regarding my new job at LS. I know it was your brother's wedding party, and you probably didn't want to talk about work there, but all the advice you gave me was very helpful! I would never talk shop at my brother's wedding! You rock!

Thanks again!


Meaning: To talk about someone's job or business matters on a social setting.