Google
English-Test.net
Find penpals and make new friends today!
 
routine; protocol; course of action; subroutine; sequence of instructions (Computers)
slice
trustee
procedure
stage
full quiz correct answer
 
Username
Password
 Remember me? 
Search   Album   FAQ   Memberlist   Profile   Private messages   Register   Log in 

What does this idiom mean: 'she simply throws cold water on it'?



 
ESL Forum | English Teacher Explanations (ESL Tests)
What does "wound" mean? | What does this idiom mean: spend money like water?
listening exercises
Message
Author
What does this idiom mean: 'she simply throws cold water on it'? #1 (permalink) Sat Jun 09, 2007 10:33 am   What does this idiom mean: 'she simply throws cold water on it'?
 

English Idioms and Expressions, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #9 "Water Expressions", question 3

That's always the trouble if she doesn't like it, she simply throws cold water on it.

(a) washes it completely
(b) discourages it completely
(c) cleans it completely
(d) drowns it completely

English Idioms and Expressions, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #9 "Water Expressions", answer 3

That's always the trouble if she doesn't like it, she discourages it completely.

Correct answer: (b) discourages it completely
_________________________

What does this idiom mean: 'she simply throws cold water on it'?

Dummy
Dummy
Guest





What does this idiom mean: 'she simply throws cold water on it'? #2 (permalink) Sat Jun 09, 2007 10:45 am   What does this idiom mean: 'she simply throws cold water on it'?
 

Hi,

What does it mean?

It means that if she doesn't like it, she says it is no good.

Alan
_________________
English as a Second Language
You can read my ESL story Present Simple
Alan
Co-founder
Alan Townend

Joined: 27 Sep 2003
Posts: 17284
Location: UK

Do you know how to use the relative pronoun?English grammar exercises — improve your English knowledge and vocabulary skillsAre you a native speaker of English? Then you should read this!Here is all you want to know about English! Click to subscribe to free email English course
What does this idiom mean: 'she simply throws cold water on it'? #3 (permalink) Sat Jun 09, 2007 10:45 am   What does this idiom mean: 'she simply throws cold water on it'?
 

First, you cant say "what it means?"
you should say what does it mean?

Second, apparently to throw cold water on something means to discourage it completely.

[Edit] Hi, Alan. Sorry, you happened to post your message while I was posting mine :)
Lost_Soul
I'm a Communicator ;-)


Joined: 15 Sep 2006
Posts: 1861
Location: South Park, Colorado, USA

Display posts from previous:   
What does "wound" mean? | What does this idiom mean: spend money like water?
ESL Forum | English Teacher Explanations (ESL Tests) All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Page 1 of 1
Latest topics on English Forums
How do you pronounce "askew"?What does "stumble" mean?What does "quit" mean?What does "give up" mean? Is it a phrasal verb?What does this phrase mean: 'carried on regardless'?What is the difference between "dead" and "dying"?What is the difference between "smitten" and "smote"?What is the difference between "bend" and "turn"?Who makes most decisions in a democracy?What is a 'cardboard character'?meaning of "make ends meet"Why not "over there"?The tense isn't the past tense, is it?

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Get FREE English course via e-mail