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.

• The Higher court
set aside the degree of the lower court. (Annulled)

• He immediately
set about organizing the department. (Took steps towards)

• He
set off New York early this morning. (Started)

• The frame
sets off the picture. (Enhances the beauty in contrast)

• He has
set up as a banker. (Started a business)

• I was obliged to
set him down. (Snub him)

• You may
set down his loss to me. (Charge)

• Who
set you on to do it? (Instigated you)

• These seats are
set apart for ladies. (Reserved)

• In his speech on prohibition, he
set forth his views on length. (Explained)

• The robbers
set upon the defenseless travelers. (Attacked)

• Winter, in England,
sets in about December. (Begins)

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