You will want to learn these expressions

You will want to learn these expressions

Binomials, or binomial expressions, are frequently used by native speakers of English. The word order of a binomial pair is usually fixed, and to use them in a different order would sound strange to a native speaker.
Here are some common binomials:

Word

1

back and forth

Going to and from a place.

He’s tired of going back and forth to the main office.

Word

2

give or take

More or less; plus or minus an amount or number.

I’ll be there at 9 a.m. give or take 5 minutes.

Word

3

loud and clear

Easy to understand.

The announcement was loud and clear; everyone understood.

Word

4

neat and tidy

With everything in good order.

I don’t know how you keep your apartment so neat and tidy while living with two roommates

Word

5

by and large

on the whole, generally speaking; overall

He can be difficult but by and large he’s a good kid.

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