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Idioms Letter C

Today in the Fun Easy English classroom you are going to learn some idioms beginning with the letter C.
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Idioms: American English Idioms - Letter C

Today learn 10 idioms beginning with the letter C.
Idiom Definition Usage
call a spade a spade speak bluntly I think that you should call a spade a spade.
call it quits finish She wants to call it quits and go home.
call of nature need to go to the toilet He is answering the call of nature.
call off cancel They had to call off the game because of rain.
call on visit She was planning to call on her friend when she got into town.
call on request participation of The teacher likes to call on students sitting in the back.
call the shots make the decisions The new boss likes to call the shots.
captain of industry top corporation officer The company president is a captain of industry.
carry over delay The store decided to carry over the sale until next week.
carry over transfer They had to carry over the budget deficit to next year.
From YOUR Teacher: Call Off

This idiom is used often in America especially when talking about sporting events. If a game is supposed to be played but it is raining like crazy then the announcer will typically say the following:

The game was called off due to rain.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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