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!Mira que luna! Look at that moon! Resources for learning English

!Mira que luna! Look at that moon! Resources for learning English
Fernando Olivera: El rapto.- TEXT FROM THE NOVEL The goldfinch by Donna Tartt (...) One night we were in San Antonio, and I was having a bit of a melt-down, wanting my own room, you know, my dog, my own bed, and Daddy lifted me up on the fairgrounds and told me to look at the moon. When "you feel homesick", he said, just look up. Because the moon is the same wherever you go". So after he died, and I had to go to Aunt Bess -I mean, even now, in the city, when I see a full moon, it's like he's telling me not to look back or feel sad about things, that home is wherever I am. She kissed me on the nose. Or where you are, puppy. The center of my earth is you". The goldfinch Donna Tartt 4441 English edition

Saturday, July 18, 2015

A skeleton in the capboard

Idiom of the Day

a skeleton in the cupboard | closet

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Meaning: If you have a skeleton in the cupboard, or in the closet, you have a secret in your past which could damage you if it became known.
For example:
  • Before we give you the job, we need to know if you have any skeletons in the cupboard which the press could find out about. Things like a criminal record or drug or alcohol problems in the past.
  • Politicians can't afford to have any skeletons in the closet these days. Their enemies are sure to find them.
Note: "A skeleton in the cupboard" is used in British and Australian English while "a skeleton in the closet" is used in American English. The meaning is the same for both.

Quick Quiz:
The newspaper revealed a skeleton in his cupboard when they did a story on

 a. his failure to get into his high school football team

 b. his arrest for selling illegal drugs in university

 c. his sister's divorce from her first husband. 
Answer: b

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