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Idiom: Made a mistake #16 (permalink) Thu Aug 07, 2008 13:32 pm   Idiom: Made a mistake
 

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In my opinion. 'Do someone in' have meaning is make somebody hurt???

The expression 'do (someone) in' has several possible meanings. It can mean 'cause someone to become very tired or worn out':

- Working 12-hour shifts every day for the past two weeks has really done me in.

It can also mean 'murder' or 'ruin'.

You can find the phrasal verb 'do in' here, for example:
http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=do+in&r=66
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Idiom: Made a mistake #17 (permalink) Thu Aug 07, 2008 13:42 pm   Idiom: Made a mistake
 

Hi,

If it's 'do' you're interested in, you could read this where 'do' as a phrasal verb is used in a context rather than a list.

Or this.

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Idiom: Made a mistake #18 (permalink) Thu Aug 07, 2008 13:42 pm   Idiom: Made a mistake
 

You could also say that something 'does your head in' if you feel that something is getting on top you.

Listening to German radio stations for more than half an hour does my head in.

Reading Shakespeare does my head in.

Last night my neighbour's dog really did my head in when he just wouldn't stop barking.

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Idiom: Made a mistake #19 (permalink) Thu Aug 07, 2008 14:09 pm   Idiom: Made a mistake
 

Alan wrote:
If it's 'do' you're interested in, you could read this where 'do' as a phrasal verb is used in a context rather than a list.
Alex provided a very similar link earlier in this thread. ;)
lost_soul wrote:
Here is a story written by Alan: Make or Do? or "Doing Time"

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Idiom: Made a mistake #20 (permalink) Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:14 am   Idiom: Made a mistake
 

Hi Yankee,
I found the idiom "do a deal" in your post? Could I use "make a deal" instead?
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Idiom: Made a mistake #21 (permalink) Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:19 am   Idiom: Made a mistake
 

sorry
i can't understand

I only ......... one mistake in last night's test.

(a) made
(b) done
(c) did
(d) make

Test No. incompl/elem-1 "Speaking already", answer 7

I only made one mistake in last night's test.

Correct answer: (a) made

Your answer was: incorrect
I only did one mistake in last night's test.
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this sentence in simple past
and idiom is make a mistake
so, in past simple it must be made a mistake right?

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Idiom: Made a mistake #22 (permalink) Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:36 am   Idiom: Made a mistake
 

Right. But your spelling and punctuation are incorrect. You need to stick to basic rules.

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Idiom: Made a mistake #23 (permalink) Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:21 am   Idiom: Made a mistake
 

In Question No.7 Even i chose answer as (a) made, afer i click here for explanation in new tab it shows u chose (c) did, that means ,it shows "I only did one mistake in last night's test." like this, please rectify it
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Idiom: Made a mistake #24 (permalink) Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:39 am   Idiom: Made a mistake
 

Whate is the difference between did and made? where they are used?
Could you please explain me
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Idiom: Made a mistake #25 (permalink) Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:03 am   Idiom: Made a mistake
 

Brmanjula wrote:
Whate is the difference between did and made? where they are used?
Could you please explain me

Perhaps you would like to read this:

http://www.english-test.net/lessons/5/index.html

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Idiom: Made a mistake #26 (permalink) Sat Nov 27, 2010 23:15 pm   Idiom: Made a mistake
 

why is "made a mistake" in corect?
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Idiom: Made a mistake #27 (permalink) Sat Nov 27, 2010 23:31 pm   Idiom: Made a mistake
 

Hi Mehrdadt,

'Made a mistake' is not incorrect - it is the correct answer.
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Idiom: Made a mistake #28 (permalink) Sat Jan 15, 2011 0:35 am   Idiom: Made a mistake
 

Thank you very much all! I learned a lot about the differences between "do" and "make".
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Idiom: Made a mistake #29 (permalink) Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:58 pm   Idiom: Made a mistake
 

why is 'I did a mistake' is wrong ?
isn't it suggesting that a mistake was done in past.

is it possible to say 'I did a mistake' or is totally wrong?

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Idiom: Made a mistake #30 (permalink) Sat Jan 22, 2011 13:31 pm   Idiom: Made a mistake
 

Its totally wrong. You don't do mistakes, you make them.

However, you will hear many native English speakers say 'I did a mistake', so don't worry too much about it except in formal conditions like exams.
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