Babies & Children Idioms

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Step 2

Listen to the dialogue for better understanding and pronunciation.

Step 3

Read the following dialogue to see the idioms in context:

Tom:How is it going? How are you getting along at your new job?
Rachel:People are very nice and ready to help, I must say, but I am still a new kid on the block.
Tom:Right, but they are lucky to have you! I’ve heard your boss just handed in the new mall blueprints to the city planning and they got approved?
Rachel:Yeah, she was like a kid in a candy store that day!
Tom:With all the expertise, it must have been a child’s play for your team.
Rachel:They had some bumps along the way, but the design was pretty neat, so they didn’t want to throw the baby out with the bath water, you know.
Tom:Oh, well, a preview video on your website looks fantastic. I can’t wait to see this building in the heart of the city!
Rachel:A lot of work has been done already… I had some deadlines to meet last week, and I feel exhausted now.
Tom:You must be planning a relaxing weekend, then.
Rachel:Yes, I will probably sleep like a baby.

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