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Monday the 16th of July, 2018
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THE DAILY VITAMIN IS ON HOLIDAY

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There will be no Daily Vitamins from July 16th to September 11th. We will begin again on September 12th.

Have a great summer!



Friday the 13th of July, 2018
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IDIOMS WITH WATER: ‘MUDDY THE WATERS’

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Welcome to our last lesson of the 2017-2018 academic year, everyone! I hope you enjoyed this year's Daily Vitamin lessons.

For our last lesson, we are looking at the expression TO MUDDY THE WATERS

Definition: to introduce an idea that will make a situation more complicated or confusing. 

Example 1: During the meeting, I didn't say anything about my issue with our short lunch breaks. I didn't want to muddy the waters

Example 2: This complicated new handbook just muddies the waters about several policies, like when we can or cannot take holidays.

Example 3: Our building has strict policies about what we can put on our balconies. They wrote a list of accepted balcony decorations to try and make things clear, but it just muddied the waters about what we can and can't use. 

We will resume the Daily Vitamin lessons in the second half of September. Until then, have a wonderful summer!

In the name of everyone who collaborates at Ziggurat Corporate Language School, I would like to thank you for your readership and your participation. We are so thankful to have you all as a part of our English-learning community. 

Take care and be well!



Thursday the 12th of July, 2018
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IDIOMS WITH WATER: ‘WATER SOMETHING DOWN’

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Hello readers! Welcome to day four of our lessons about idioms with the word WATER.

Today we are looking at the phrasal verb TO WATER SOMETHING DOWN

Definition: to dilute or weaken. It could be physical dilution (imagine adding water to wine) or a metaphoric dilution (see example 2 below).

Example 1: This coffee is strong. I need to water it down

Example 2: He watered down his speech because he didn’t want everyone in the company to know how serious the financial problems are. 

This phrasal verb is transitive and separable

That concludes today's lesson. Thank you for reading and have a great day!



Wednesday the 11th of July, 2018
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IDIOMS WITH WATER: ‘TO BLOW SOMEONE OUT OF THE WATER’

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Welcome back, everyone! I hope your week is going well. 

We are continuing our theme of idioms with the word WATER.

Today we are looking at the colloquial expression TO BLOW SOMEONE / SOMETHING OUT OF THE WATER

Definition 1: to defeat someone or ruin something.

Example 1: We blew the other team out of the water. The final score was 10-0!

Definition 2: to impress or excite someone.

Example 2: Your presentation blew me out of the water. What a great job you did. 

Example 3: Your daughter blew us out of the water with her violin solo. She's so talented!

That's it for today. Have a great day!



Tuesday the 10th of July, 2018
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IDIOMS WITH WATER: ‘TO BE LIKE OIL AND WATER’

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Happy Tuesday, Daily Vitamin readers (and listeners)!

This week we are looking at idioms with the word WATER.

Today's expression is: TO BE LIKE OIL AND WATER

Definition: incompatible; two things (or personalities) that do not mix. 

Example 1: Sam and his father are like oil and water. They don't get along. 

Example 2: My old boss and I were like oil and water. I didn't like that job. 

That's all for today. Thank you for reading (and listening) and have a great day!