“A” For Effort // Crank Out Something // Have It Down To A Science

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.

 

IDIOMMEANING
"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

#EXAMPLES
1The plan didn’t work, but I’ll give you an A for effort.
2Your presentation was not the best, but I will give you an A for effort.
3The 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

#EXAMPLES
1We have memorizing vocabulary down to a science.
2They have the new dance moves down to a science.
3She has swimming down to a science.

 

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