Vamos aprender mais uma expressão idiomática em Inglês.
nip (sth) in the bud > to stop a bad situation from becoming worse by taking action at an early stage of its development.
Tradução: cortar o mal pela raiz, cortar pela raiz.
Pratique com as sentenças e o áudio logo abaixo:
- Many serious illnesses can be nipped in the bud if they are detected early enough.
- It’s important to nip this kind of bullying in the bud.
- We need to nip this bad behaviour in the bud.
- Why don’t we nip the issue in the bud before it starts affecting the entire squad?
- The whole idea was nipped in the bud.
- By arresting all the leaders, they nipped the rebellion in the bud.
- It is important to recognize jealousy as soon as possible and to nip it in the bud before it gets out of hand.
- This problem needs to be nipped in the bud before it is too late.
- I think that the government’s new proposal should be quickly nipped in the bud.
- It’s important to nip this problem in the bud.
- The idea is to nip minor school problems in the bud.
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