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Phrase of the week!
Throw the baby out with the bath-water
Meaning:
Lose the good parts as well as the bad parts of something when you are trying to make it better.
Example:
A - Well, I think we need to redecorate the whole house.
B - Let’s not throw the baby out with the bath-water. Some of the rooms look pretty good to me.

Phrase of the week!
Verb + (all) agog
Meaning:
To be excited and to really want to know or to see more.
Example:
A: Are you going to the second part of the talk tonight?
B: Too right! We’re all agog to hear about the next bit of his walk across Africa.

Phrase of the week!
Be as thick as thieves

Meaning:
Be very good friends and share secrets

Example:
A - Rosie and Emma always seem to be whispering together.
B - Oh yes; they’re thick as thieves, those two.

Phrase of the week!
Use a sledgehammer to crack a nut

Meaning:
Use much more force than is necessary

Example:
A:Three years in prison for stealing £100!
B:Talk about using a sledgehammer to crack a nut!

Phrase of the week!
Put your heads together

Meaning:
When two or more people co-operate in order to plan something.

Example:
A: Any progress with the house extension?
B: Well, we’ve put our heads together and we think we’ve come up with something that will work without costing too much.

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Highlights of our social programme this week include a Latin and Ballroom dance class on Tuesday evening in the main hall, a talk on the Role of the Royal Family in Britain on Wednesday evening, a trip to Canterbury on Friday afternoon and a chance to visit Cambridge on Saturday.

See our social programme for more details:

http://www.hilderstone.ac.uk/download/socialprogramme.pdf 

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Our Director of Studies, Lee Shutler has posted an article on the IALC blog. For Lee's 20 tips for students taking a language exam test, please click the link below!

http://blog.ialc.org/20-tips-for-students-taking-a-language-exam-test/#more-1154

Phrase of the week!
Scrimp and save
Meaning:
Live cheaply, spend as little, and save as much money as possible
Example:
A: You’re taking the whole family to Disney World!
B: Yeah – we’ve been scrimping and saving for a year now. I can’t wait to see the kids’ faces!

We're excited to announce the launch of our new website. Take a look, we hope you like it! http://www.hilderstone.ac.uk 

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