Live And Breathe Something – Idiom Of The Day For IELTS

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Live And Breathe Something – Idiom Of The Day For IELTS

Definition: to be very enthusiastic about a particular activity and spend all the time you can doing it or talking about it


  • Liam has been living and breathing football since he was six. He has joined a football academy for young talents with an ambition to become a professional athlete.
  • Jimmy has won the first prize in the Piano International Competition this year, which came as no surprise for any of us because he has lived and breathed music since forever.

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What do you usually do in your spare time?

If you ask anyone of my friends or family, I’m pretty sure they will call me a bookworm since I have my nose in a book everywhere I go. I’m by no means a nerd, but an avid reader, I believe. I have been living and breathing books since I was seven and my reading collection has significantly increased in quality and quantity, ranging from historical autobiographies to contemporary literature.

  • Bookworm (n): a person who likes reading very much
  • Have nose in a book (idiom): to be reading a book; to read books all the time
  • By no means: not at all
  • Avid (a): very enthusiastic about something (often a hobby)
  • Significantly (adv): in a way that is large or important enough to have an effect on something or to be noticed
  • Autobiography (n): the story of a person’s life, written by that person; this type of writing
  • Contemporary (a): belonging to the present time
  • Come as no surprise: will not be surprising [for someone] to learn [something]

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