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While catching up on some films and shows, I noticed a few school idioms and decided to do something different this week. So here is a list of some common classroom-based idioms that you may hear, read or hopefully, even use. A for effort This comes from the A – F grading system meaning that at least you tried. The presentation was terrible but you get an A for effort. A schoolboy error Meaning that this was a very basic mistake down at an early stage of learning. The President mispronouncing “nuclear” was a schoolboy error. Apple polisher This is popular in Brazil with students although I’ve never heard it in my lifetime in the states. I heard you compliment the teacher on her new dress. As easy as ABC Michael Jackson made it famous with his brothers singing about a simple process. Learning the steps to speaking is as easy as ABC. Back to basics Means, as it sounds, going back to the beginning stages of learning and starting there. Be a bookworm Stephen is such a bookworm. Cheat sheet Crack a book

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