Entertainment – English idioms and sayings

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class clown
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A pupil who frequently makes jokes or pokes fun.
Every class has its class clown who makes jokes all the time.

to make a clown of yourself
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To make yourself appear foolish or stupid.
I shouldn't have worn this costume, I made a clown of myself.

to be in the limelight
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To be the centre of attention.
She would do anything to be in the limelight.

museum piece
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Something that is very old-fashioned and should no longer be used.
This is not a computer, it's a museum piece.

dog and pony show
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A show or other event that has been organized in order to get people's support or to persuade them to buy something.
Every supermarket organizes a lot of dog and pony shows.

the show must go on
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Something that we say which means that an event or activity must continue even if there are problems or difficulties.
I don't like my work, but the show must go on, I have to earn my living.

to run the show
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To be in charge of an organization or an activity.
It is a huge project, I wouldn't like to be the one who runs the show, there's a lot of responsibility.

show stopper
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An event that provokes such a strong reaction that it stops whatever's happening.
His joke was a real show stopper, everybody just stared at him.

to sing your heart out
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To sing with vigour or intensity.
No matter that she sang out of tune, she really sang her heart out.

star-studded
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With lots of famous people.
Every TV programme has its own star-studded event.

to steal the show
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To win the greatest praise and to be better than anyone else.
Jenny always steals the show, wherever she goes.

to bring the house down
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To make everybody laugh.
This comedy just brought the house down.

to be laughed out of court
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To make a fool of oneself.
I was laughed out of court when I asked who Lady Gaga was.

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Comments:

Riffat wrote: 2010-09-30 23:03:02
Very nice work & helpful too.

ayaz kolachi wrote: 2010-10-15 13:58:21
those who feel rundown with english must go over this stuff to pull off succees whenevere they are drawn into a discussion.

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