Wednesday, 29 September 2010

double idioms (2)

Let him stew in his own 'juice!
The headword under which the idiom is to be found is underlined. The main stress is on juice. The dictionary in which you can find such stress patterns is the Oxford Advanced Learner's  Dictionary (= OALD). OALD 6, OALD 7 and OALD 8 all display the stress marks. No stress mark is give for this idiom in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd editions. I do not have the other editions at hand to check the respective entries. I checked OALD 5 and 6 in the meantime: The stress mark is there. I couldn't get got hold of the 4th edition in the interim. Stress is marked

Here are some more idioms for you to mark for stress:
  1. to do/perform/stage a disappearing/vanishing act.
  2. to get one's act together.
  3. a hard/tough act to follow.

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