Mosquitos are most prevalent during summer months. Mosquitos have been on earth for more than 30 million years.
DID YOU KNOW…
The word mosquito is Spanish and Portuguese for little fly.
Hello and welcome to episode 146…of… An Idiom a Day
I’m Gina Johnson and the idiom of the day …is… go up in flames
If you’re not barefoot, then you are overdressed.
go up in flames … means …to fail…. something that suddenly comes to an end
I watched my business fail during the recession.
Here is the same sentence using the idiom… go up in flames
I watched my business go up in flames during the recession.
Here are a few more sentences using the idiom … go up in flames
My project went up in flames when my boss quit.
We want to protect our investments from going up in flames.
Our vacation plans will go up in flames if I can’t find an Airbnb.
CAN I ASK YOU A QUESTION?
What is the longest project you’ve ever worked on?
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Thank you for listening and the next idiom is… keep your cool