Between 1883 and 1929, a total of 2509 library were built around the world thanks to the generosity of the patron saint of libraries -Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie was a Scottish-American philanthropist, industrialists, and business magnate
The Harvard University Library, in Cambridge Massachusetts, is considered to be the largest strict academic library in the world although the Danish Royal Library, in Copenhagen Denmark—a combined national and academic library—has a larger collection.
Book Recommendation– I Love Mathematics by Adam Up
Hello and welcome to episode 87…of… An Idiom a Day
I’m Gina Johnson and the idiom of the day …is… hit the books
A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library. ~Shelby Foote
hit the books …is to study or begin studying intensely
He began studying intensely last night.
Here is the same sentence using the idiom… hit the books
He hit the books last night.
Here are a few more sentences using the idiom … hit the books
Instead of going to the movies I am going to stay home and hit the books.
I suggest you hit the books, if you want to pass this exam.
I saw all my friends in the library on Saturday morning hitting the books.
CAN I ASK YOU A QUESTION?
What were the last three books you read?
An Idiom a Day is sponsored by Native Tongue English. NTE is an online resource for ESL students, teachers, and tutors who study, live and work abroad. For today’s podcast transcript, idiom notes and links visit Native Tongue English. That’s www–dot–NAT–IVE–TON–GUE–dash– ENG–LISH– dot– com
If you like the podcast, leave a review or comment. If you love the podcast, tell a friend.
Thank you for listening and the next idiom is… take the words out of someone’s mouth
Remember…Learn Something New Every Day
informal | idioms used with family and friends in a relaxed situation