Archive | June 14, 2017

P2 – Tất tần tật “Binomials pair” trong tiếng Anh

Tiếp tục với “Binomials pair” trong tiếng Anh chúng ta sẽ tìm hiểu thêm Binomials pair bạn vận dụng trong tiếng Anh giao tiếp nhé!

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2. Binomials joined by or

make or break

definition: the result will be either success or failure, nothing between
example: The next match is make or break for us. If we lose we’ll have no chance of winning the league.

take it or leave it

definition: (of a negotiation) your last offer: you are not going to negotiation further or allow the other person to negotiate
example: Eight hundred dollars is my final offer for your car – take it or leave it!

sooner or later

definition: that something will definitely happen, although it is not known when
examples: We’re all going to die sooner or later.
If you lie, people will find you out sooner or later.

more or less

definition: approximately; almost
examples: The repairs to the car will take a week, more or less.
Just give me another minute – I’ve more or less finished.

3. Alliteration

Some binomials are based on alliteration, i.e. the two words begin with the same sound:

part and parcel

definition: that something is always an essential part of something and is never missing from it
examples: Long hours of training and a lot of travelling are part and parcel of being a professional footballer.
For some old people loneliness is part and parcel of everyday life.

safe and sound

definition: not in danger and not injured in any way
examples: The missing boy returned to his family safe and sound.
The soldier—thought to be dead—was found safe and sound in the forest.

rules and regulations

definition: laws, rules, legislation
examples: The rules and regulations in prisons are very strict.
There are different rules and regulations for commercial vehicles than for ordinary passenger cars.

live and learn

definition: to learn from the experiences that life gives us (often you live and learn), said when you hear or discover something which is surprising
example: You mean I can get a discount because I’m under 26? Well, you live and learn – I never knew that!


4. Rhyming binomials

Other binomials have two words with a rhyming sound:

hustle and bustle

definition: a lot of noisy activity caused by people, usually in cities
example: There’s always lots of hustle and bustle at the market on Wednesdays.

wear and tear

definition: the decrease in value and/or quality of something because of its age and a lot of use
example: The wear and tear on his knees means he can no longer play football at the top level.
I paid 3000 euros for my car but because of wear and tear I sold it for just 1500 a year later.


definition: haphazardly, randomly, and without much planning and organisation; without order
example: The product sold badly because the salesmen travelled to customers will-nilly without any strategy or plan.
She’s so untidy – when she gets undressed she simply throws her clothes around the room willy-nilly.

5. Binomial pairs joined by other words

back to front

definition: when the back of something faces the front, and vice-versa
example: You’ve got your t-shirt on back to front! Take it off and turn it around.

step by step

definition: to do something methodically, one step at a time
example: Follow the course and step by step you will learn how to create modern and attractive web pages.