Linguivocal

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More idioms

Posted by shashi on February 23, 2006

 4.get/lay your hands on smt
To succeed in obtaining something 
as a kid I read anything I could lay my hands on.
If you ever get your hands on a copy, I’d love to have a look.
5.By and large
generally or mostly 
The films they show are, by and large, American imports
6.loose ends
the last few details that need to be finished or explained in order for something to be complete 
The job’s nearly done. I’m just tying up one or two loose ends at the moment.
7.get the hang of sth
to learn how to do something, especially if it is not obvious or simple:
“I’ve never used a word processor before.” “Don’t worry – you’ll soon get the hang of it.”

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