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Learn Natural English: Idioms and Metaphors.

The English language is full of metaphors and similes. This podcast will look at a different, commonly-used idiom or metaphor each episode. Each season will have an overall theme for the idioms and metaphors, starting with animal metaphors. Subsequent seasons will look at sports, body, weather, disaster, and war metaphors and idioms.

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Episodes

5.2 Erupt
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5.1 Political earthquake
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Windfall
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Under the Weather
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A rain check
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Storm Out
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3.7 Stormy
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3.6 A perfect storm
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3.5 Gloomy
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3.4 Dawn
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3.3 Clouded judgement
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4.2 Bright
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4.1 A breath of fresh air
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Two left feet
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Red-handed
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Pull someone’s leg
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Knucklehead
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3.10 Hot head
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3.9 Heart of Gold
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3.8 Hairy
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3.7 Golden tongue
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3.6 Guts
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3.5 Cool Head
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3.4 Cold Feet
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3.3 Broken Heart
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3.2 Big mouth
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3.1 Big head
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2.16 Throw in the towel
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2.15 Take the wind out of someone’s sails
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2.14 Slam Dunk
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2.12 Rookie
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2.11 Play ball
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2.10 Pitch an idea
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2.9 Own Goal
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Knockout
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Kick Off
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2.6 Hurdle
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2.5 A false start
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2.4 Curveball
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2.3 Big Hit
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Season 2.2 The ball’s in <someone’s> court
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Season 2: Sports idioms - Ballpark
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A snake in the grass
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A black sheep
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Pig
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Flock
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Foxy/a fox
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A fish out of water
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A catch
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As slippery as an eel
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Dinosaur
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Chicken
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Catty
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Raining cats and dogs
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Put the cat among the pigeons
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To sing like a canary / to rat
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Bullheaded
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Early bird and Night owl
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