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Idiom of the week – Turn off

Posted by englishlessons on March 5, 2014


to offend*


They want to be careful not to turn off consumers with their new advertising campaign.

The change in programming turned off the network’s older audience.


Note that “turn off” is a phrasal verb. Phrasal verbs are included on the TOEFL® test as they are so frequent in English. Look for the the “TOEFL® phrasal verbs” graphic which highlights the phrasal verbs in the Idioms in English programs.

*This phrasal verb also means to shut off the power. Programs:

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