School and education – English idioms and sayings

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To be the favourite pupil of the teacher.
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to be teacher's pet
My sister is a teacher's pet, she always gets the best marks.
The older you are the more set in your ways you become.
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You cannot teach an old dog new tricks
I tried to teach my grandfather sending e-mails, but you can't teach an old dog new tricks.
To learn something in such a way that you can say it from memory.
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to learn something by heart
I have to learn this poem by heart for my Polish classes.
Said when you hear or discover something which is surprising:
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You live and learn.
So he is a headhunter, I never knew. You live and learn.
A student who is ridiculed for studying excessively.
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swot
Everybody call me a swot, but I will have the last laugh when I get the Nobel prize.
To learn how to do a job.
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to learn the ropes
Before you start you have to learn the ropes.
Someone who does or says exactly the same as someone else.
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copycat
Stop wearing the same clothes as I do, don't be such a copycat!
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