Idioms and Phrases

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Here is the list of idioms with the keyword

In the following sentences the idioms are colored
blue and their meanings are given in the bracket.

• His folly has
brought about his ruin. (Caused)

• Idleness and luxury
bring forth poverty and want. (Cause)

• He
brought forward several cogent arguments in support of his scheme. (Adduced)

• That building
brings in a handsome amount every month (Yields as rent)

• Our teacher often tells us a story to
bring out the meaning of the lesson. (Show)

• The publishers have recently
brought out the cheap edition of their new dictionary. (Published)

• He found great difficulty in
bringing her round to his views. (Converting her)

• She
brought up the orphan as her own child. (Reared)

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