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Boxing Idioms!

Let’s learn some useful idioms!

Throw your hat into the ring

To tell people that you want to be involved in something

Seven different employees threw their hat into the ring to organize the office party

Come out swinging

To react to or begin something quickly and aggressively

The prime minister came out swinging in his first speech of the year

Have someone in your corner

To have someone who is supporting you and giving you encouragement

I’m glad I had my colleagues in my corner when my boss was shouting at me


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Host and founder of Thinking in English, Tom is committed to providing quality and interesting content to all English learners. Previously a research student at a top Japanese university and with a background in English teaching, political research, and Asian languages, Tom is now working fulltime on bettering Thinking in English!

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