Binomials Made by Bindas O. B. The English teacher of the Lyceum named after Lomonosov Yoshkar-Ola
Binomials There are many phrases in English that use two words connected with 'and'. For example, peace and quiet, fish and chips. These expressions are known as binomials. In these phrases the word order is usually fixed; we say 'peace and quiet', we don't say 'quiet and peace'.
Binomial pairs joined by ‘and’ neat and tidy definition: clean, organised, tidy – not messy or untidy (also clean and tidy) example: Her house is always very neat and tidy: there’s never anything out of place.
Binomial pairs joined by ‘and’ sick and tired definition: annoyed or frustrated with something / someone and at the point of getting angry or losing your patience example: I’m sick and tired of our neighbours making such a noise – I’m gonna call the police.
Binomial pairs joined by ‘and’ short and sweet definition: when something is very quick and to-the-point; of minimum length and no longer than it needs to be example: His speech was short and sweet – he just said what he needed to say and he was very quick about it.
Binomial pairs joined by ‘and’ wine and dine definition: wine and dine someone – entertain someone with a good quality meal example: The bosses of the advertising agency always wine and dine their top clients.
Binomial pairs joined by ‘and’ up and down definition: moving between the same two points repeatedly example: We drove up and down the same street ten times looking for the restaurant.
Binomial pairs joined by ‘and’ odds and ends definition: various items of different types, usually small, often of little value and importance example: There’s nothing important in those cupboards, just a few odds and ends.
Binomial pairs joined by ‘and’ skin and bone definition: to be very thin; to look underfed example: That dog’s all skin and bone. I don’t think anyone every feeds it.
Binomial pairs joined by ‘and’ loud and clear definition: very clear and very easy to understand examples: You don’t have to shout – I can hear you loud and clear. The two pilots could hear each other loud and clear.
Binomial pairs joined by ‘or’ make or break definition: the result will be either success or failure, nothing between example: The next match is make or break for us. If we lose we’ll have no chance of winning the league.
Binomial pairs joined by ‘or’ take it or leave it definition: (of a negotiation) your last offer: you are not going to negotiation further or allow the other person to negotiate example: Eight hundred dollars is my final offer for your car – take it or leave it!
Binomial pairs joined by ‘or’ more or less definition: approximately; almost examples: The repairs to the car will take a week, more or less. Just give me another minute – I’ve more or less finished.
Rhyming binomial pairs hustle and bustle definition: a lot of noisy activity caused by people, usually in cities example: There’s always lots of hustle and bustle at the market on Wednesdays.
Rhyming binomial pairs wear and tear definition: the decrease in value and/or quality of something because of its age and a lot of use example: The wear and tear on his knees means he can no longer play football at the top level. I paid 3000 euros for my car but because of wear and tear I sold it for just 1500 a year later.
Rhyming binomial pairs willy-nilly definition: haphazardly, randomly, and without much planning and organisation; without order example: The product sold badly because the salesmen travelled to customers will-nilly without any strategy or plan.
Binomial pairs joined by other words back to front definition: when the back of something faces the front, and vice-versa example: You’ve got your t-shirt on back to front! Take it off and turn it around.
Binomial pairs joined by other words step by step definition: to do something methodically, one step at a time example: Follow the course and step by step you will learn how to create modern and attractive web pages.