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1 Defendi LA, 2010 Euphemisms and Idiomatic Expressions Larissa de Andrade Defendi 2010

2 Defendi LA, 2010 Introduction Motivation  Political correctness  My own curiosity Purpose  Activities Euphemisms Interac tion

3 Defendi LA, 2010 An Euphemism Avoidance Taboo Sensitive Personal Unpleasant Offensive

4 Defendi LA, 2010 Euphemisms 2) Her uncle _____ away last year. a) has gone b) travelled c) passed 1) We had to ____ our cat ____ as she was very ill. a) set down b) put down c) sleep off animal euthanasia died

5 Defendi LA, 2010 Humorous euphemisms for Death 1) He has gone to meet his maker. 2) I won't worry about money when I'm six feet under. 3) Last I heard about him, he is ________. Pushing up daisies

6 Defendi LA, ) When _________ you can argue about the inheritance. 5) I've heard that poor old Ernie has snuffed it. 6) Harold _________ last year. 7) So Joe has finally ________. I’m in my box popped the clogs Kicked the bucket

7 Defendi LA, ) Steve is _____ jobs at the moment. a) changing b) between c) changing 4) Is there a ______ nearby? a) public convenience b) ladie/gent c) restroom unemployedbathroom Euphemisms

8 Defendi LA, 2010 Humorous euphemisms for Bathroom 1) He is in the bog. 2) I would like to pay a visit to the smallest room of the house. 3) He has gone ________. To see a man about a dog

9 Defendi LA, 2010 Euphemisms 5) Have you heard that Katy has __________ ? is in the family way A bun in the oven

10 Defendi LA, 2010 Euphemisms 6) The newspaper said the president was ___ at the party. tired and emotional A bit worse for wear 7) The directors had _____ in the meeting. a full and frank discussion words

11 Defendi LA, 2010 Euphemisms 8) I'm afraid I can't come to the restaurant with you. I am ______ at the moment. 9) The boss is known for being _______. disadvantaged lying financially embarrassed economical with the truth disadvantaged

12 Defendi LA, 2010 Relationship and Feelings Puppy love Cupboard love To be lovey-dovey A love-rat LOVE Cupboard love

13 Defendi LA, 2010 Relationship and Feelings Puppy love Do not worry so much. It is just puppy love – you will grow out of it. Love between teenagers

14 Defendi LA, 2010 Relationship and Feelings A love-rat He has had affairs with three different women at the same time – he is a complete love-rat ! A man who betrays his girlfriend/wife

15 Defendi LA, 2010 Relationship and Feelings Cupboard love I think my cat loves me, but it is only cupboard love ! A love for someone because you are given food Love that you give in order to get something from someone.

16 Defendi LA, 2010 To be lovey-dovey Relationship and Feelings They are so lovey-dovey, always whispering to each other and looking into each other's eyes. To show everyone how much you are in love

17 Defendi LA, 2010 Relationship and Feelings 1) My friend _______ you! a) gets to b) fancies c) sticks on 2) She has always been the ________ of her father's eye. a) apple b) pupil c) cutie To find someone attractive to be loved by someone, normally an older relative

18 Defendi LA, 2010 Relationship and Feelings 3) We finally decided to _____________. a) follow the track alone b) call it a day c) follow another track 4) Once she moved out, it was clear their marriage was _____. a) on the rocks b) out of the track c) in the box agree that the relationship has ended in difficulty

19 Defendi LA, 2010 Relationship and Feelings 5) So when are you two getting _____________? tying the knot hitched

20 Defendi LA, 2010 Meetings A drink-up PARTIES A formal evening occasion where people dance A party where everyone wear a costume on a particular theme A ball A party in a pub, with colleagues or friends A fancy-dress party

21 Defendi LA, 2010 Relationship and Feelings 6) They were _______ when they learned they had won a cruise. a) over the moon b) in seventh heaven c) over the rainbow 7) He was______ when he realised he had thrown away his lottery ticket. a) as sick as a parrot b) down in the dumps c) feeling a little blue extremely happy very sad

22 Defendi LA, 2010 Relationship and Feelings 8) I just can't stand anymore. I am at _______ with all these bills and debts. at my wit’s end the end of my tether

23 Defendi LA, 2010 When you or someone is very angry... 1) You see ________. 2) You are ________. 3) You are off ________. red in black mood someone Christma’s card list

24 Defendi LA, 2010 Money Expressions 1) It costs _______ to buy all these Christmas presents. a) an arm and a leg b) the ocean c) the mountain 2) They had to ____ to get their son insured to drive. a) cut the pockets b) go under the table c) pay through the nose spend a great amount of money is very expensive

25 Defendi LA, ) They are________ on their anniversary this year. a) washing the mare b) splashing out c) playing the soap opera protagonist Money Expressions paying a lot for an important event

26 Defendi LA, 2010 Money Expressions From rags to riches But he had become Google’s CEO – obviously now he is loaded. His daughter will inherit everything. She is sitting _________. His family has always been as poor as _____. church mice on a goldmine

27 Defendi LA, 2010 Money Expressions She can’t stop shopping: money _____________. Now she is skint. burns a hole in her pocket People in such a situation are ____ lately. Luckily, she sells bunches of flowers she had grown herself. It is money _____________. for old rope ten a penny

28 Defendi LA, 2010 Money Expressions Why don't you buy her at least a small box of chocolates? You're such a scrooge !

29 Defendi LA, 2010 Wear your heart on your sleeve! I mean… Show other people how you are feeling!

30 Defendi LA, 2010


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