Today we will review three new idioms. “A” for effort, Crank out something, and Have it down to a science. Review the definitions below and then look at the 3 example sentences for each idiom. After reviewing the information, try to make your own examples for each idiom.
|"A" for effort||"Acknowledgement for having tried to do something, even if it was not successful"|
|Crank out something||"To produce something continually, like a machine"|
|Have it down to a science||"Said when you are able to manage doing something very well."|
“A” FOR EFFORT
|1||The plan didn’t work, but I’ll give you an A for effort.|
|2||Your presentation was not the best, but I will give you an A for effort.|
|3||The cupcakes didn’t turn out like he planned, but I give him an A for effort.|
CRANK OUT SOMETHING
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HAVE IT DOWN TO A SCIENCE
|1||We have memorizing vocabulary down to a science.|
|2||They have the new dance moves down to a science.|
|3||She has swimming down to a science.|