Fun Easy English Classroom December 22


Learn American
English idioms
letter Y
Idioms Letter Y

Today in the classroom you are going to learn some idioms beginning with the letter Y.
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Idioms: American English Idioms - Letter Y

Today learn idioms beginning with the letter Y.
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Idiom Definition Usage
year-round the entire year without closing The supermarket is now open year-round.
yellow-bellied cowardly He is a yellow-bellied person.
YELLOW {HAVE A YELLOW STREAK} cowardly 1. Peter isn’t brave enough to stand up and fight. He’s yellow.

2. I bought this big dog for protection from burglars, but he’s a coward. He has a yellow streak a mile long.
YELLOW JOURNALISM journalism that is exaggerated or unnecessarily sensational 1. Some of the newspapers that are for sale at the checkout counter of the supermarket have headlines that are sensational as well as untrue. They are an example of yellow journalism.

2. Some newspaper reporters resort to yellow journalism to sell more copies of their newspapers. They unnecessarily report the shocking details of events such as murders just to get headlines that catch the eye.
you bet Of course You bet I am angry with you.
you bet your boots Of course You bet your boots I am angry with you.
you bet your life Of course You bet your life I am angry with you.
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From YOUR Teacher: Yellow

This idiom is used to indicate someone who is a coward or someone who is afraid of something. The following video is a movie clip from Back to the Future 3. They use the idioms "yellow" and "yellow belly" in this scene.
Video: Back to the Future 3 "Nobody Calls Me Yellow"
Back to the Future 3 is a 1990 American science fiction comedy Western film. This is the scene "Nobody Calls Me Yellow" which shows usage of a couple of idioms.
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