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 uncle
looks after him. (Takes care)

• He
looks down upon his poor cousins. (Despises)

Look up the word in the dictionary. (Search for)

• The old man is
looking forward to the visit of his grandchildren. (Expecting with pleasure)

• I will
look into the matter. (Investigate)

• I
look on him as my son. (Regard)

• Some
look to legislation to hasten the progress of social reforms. (Rely on)

Look to your manners. (Be careful about)

• Prices of piece-goods are
looking up. (Rising)

• Things are
looking up. (Improving)

• His friends
look up to him. (Respect)

• He will not
look at your offer. (Will not consider)

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