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Episode 169-Transcript and Idiom Notes
Thursday, 9 August 2018
An Idiom a Day…Top 20 Countdown
Episode 132| a no-no
From the theme …Worth Repeating
This episode originally aired on 12 June 2018
Location, location, location, a common phrase used with real estate, is an epizeuxis. An epizeuxis is the repetition of a word or phrase
Epizeuxis used in political speeches can inspire, encourage and motivate. The primary function of an epizeuxis is to appeal to the audience emotionally and help draw the focus to a particular thought, idea or emotion through repetition -pretty good, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty good.
Hello and welcome to episode 132…of… An Idiom a Day
I’m Gina Johnson and the idiom of the day …is… a no-no
Repetition is the mother of learning, the father of action, which means it is the architect of accomplishment. ~Zig Ziglar
a no-no … if you say something is a no-no, you think something is undesirable or unacceptable…something that people are not supposed to do because it is not proper, safe, or fashionable
Drunk driving is not safe.
Here is the same sentence using the idiom… a no-no
Drunk driving is a no-no.
Here are a few more sentences using the idiom … a no-no
Coming to work late is a big no-no.
Driving without a seatbelt is a definite no-no.
Everyone knows that talking on your phone during dinner is a no-no.
CAN I ASK YOU A QUESTION?
What will you absolutely not do in front of another person?
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informal | used in relaxed situations with family or friends or people you know
no-nos | PLURAL
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