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Today's Word/phrase:

to make your blood run cold

something makes you feel very afraid

  • I heard heavy breathing behind me and it made my blood run cold!

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make hay while the sun shines

to do things at the appropriate time, when the conditions are right

  • I don't think we should wait, make hay while the sun shines!

to make progress

move in a positive way towards your goal

  • Since starting IELTS Step by Step I really feel as though I am making progress with my scores!


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