Installing Windows and Doors
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to bite off more than (one) can chew – to try to do something that is too big or difficult for one to actually do or finish * Erick tried to go to school full-time and work 30 hours per week, but he bit off more than he could chew.
do-it-yourself project – a project that one does alone, without hiring professionals, especially when referring to work done on or around one’s home * Painting and landscaping can be do-it-yourself projects, but if anything’s wrong with your home’s electricity, it’s a good idea to hire professional electricians.
to install – to put something in or onto something else so that it can be used * When did you install the new water heater?
to learn as (one) goes – to learn through experience; to learn by doing; to do something without instruction, teaching oneself things as one needs to know them * This is the first time we’ve changed the oil in a car, but we’ll learn as we go.
double-paned – with two pieces of glass very close to each other, but with a small amount of air in between, providing better protection from the weather and noise than a single-paned window * After they installed double-paned windows, their heating bills were a lot lower.
to slide – to move smoothly and gently in one direction, rubbing against something else * He slid his hands over the table Jan had just finished making, feeling its smoothness.
frame – a square or rectangular shape that goes around something else, such as a picture frame * Sheila bought a frame so that she could hang her diploma on the wall.
screen – a piece of wire or plastic netting with very small holes, hung behind a door or window so that the door or window can be left open to let in fresh air, but not let insects come inside * These screens do a great job of keeping flies out of the house.