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English idioms - 07-27-2011, 10:44 AM

Hi.
I would like to practice English idioms.
So I will write more than five sentences using the idiom for the day.
Any correction or advice will be appreciated.
Am I using the idiom properly?
Thank you.

No.1 cut a deal
No.2 add insult to injury
No.3 hang on
No.4 make a big deal
No.5 work out


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Today's idiom is cut a deal.

A scene from the movie Batman (1989). Jack stole Carl's woman. So Carl is trying to kill him. After surviving Carl's death trap, Jack goes to Carl to kill him.

If I remember it correctly, the scene was something like this.

Jack;You set me up for a woman. A woman!
Carl; Jack!......Maybe we can cut a deal.
(Carl is preparing the gun facing his back to Jack.)
Jack; Don't bother!

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Last year the company cut several deals with suppliers. (from a textbook)

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My wife and I have cut a deal to divorce after 20 years marriage life.

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Toyota and Nissan cut a deal to merge, in order to survive the winter season of the automobile industry.

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I'll never cut a deal with anyone.
=I don't bargain.
=I don't compromise.

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Last edited by Supperman : 08-03-2011 at 08:45 AM.
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