Idioms Lesson 02 A

1. a case of mistaken identity
      They talked to me as though I were my twin sister. It was clearly a case of mistaken identity.

2. a change of habit
      Unless you show a change of habit, you will fail.

a chief executive officer (CEO)
      The CEO is the Chief Executive Officer, the head of the company.

4. a combined total
      They added the subtotals of the two sections to arrive at the combined total.

5. a crucial component
       Studying is a crucial component in academic success. A student cannot succeed without studying.

6. a day off /a week off /a month off / time off
      She wanted a week off, but her boss only gave her three days off.

7. a dirty trick/dirty tricks
      He played a dirty trick and deceived them.
a fat cat
      Some say that rich, privileged people are fat cats.

8. a flat out lie /a flat out guess
      She meant to deceive them, but they caught her, accusing her of a flat-out lie.
      He didn't win the count-the-pennies contest through skill, he just made a flat-outguess.

9. a habitual liar
      Why believe her? She's just a habitual liar. She lies as a habit, a lot of the time, about many things.

Homework: write a simple definition of the vocabulary we learned today.

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