Are you superstitious? 🙂 Do you ever touch wood when you don't want something bad to happen to you? As a matter of fact, this custom originates from the distant past when people believed that fairies, ghosts and spirits lived in trees. Can you believe it? 🙂 In today's lesson, we will be learning some expressions with "touch".
Here are some expressions with the word "big" to make you sound smarter: big brother, big decision, big deal, ...
The verb "imagine" means to form mental pictures or ideas in your head. It is widely used in the English language to build various phrases and expressions. Here are some commonly used ones
Here are some useful expressions about success to help you on your English learning journey
Here are some everyday expressions with "way" I'm sure you'll adopt easily
Here are some 'heart' expressions which could be useful in case you want to have a better understanding and sound more natural in English: Wear your heart on your sleeve - make your feelings obvious. Ex: You shouldn't be wearing your heart on your sleeve at work. By heart - memorize. Ex: Polly learned the … Continue reading “Heart” Expressions
Enrich your vocabulary with these 5 interesting expressions with the noun "story". There may be similar expressions in your language,
How many times have you heard these ‘don’t’ expressions on TV or on the Internet and you couldn’t understand their meaning? Here is the chance to learn more about them.
Here are some natural collocations with the verb 'give': Give sb a chance – allow someone to do or be something.Ex: The manager decided to give him a chance and promote him. Give the impression - opinion you have about someone.Ex: Sheila gives the impression that she cares about her work. Give your opinion – … Continue reading 20 Collocations with the Verb ‘Give’
In this lesson, you can learn expressions with the adjective 'high' applicable in everyday situations and add them to your vocabulary.
If you decide to wait before you take action, it means that you're holding your fire. If you watched the football match last night, you could see that the local team held the lead to the very end of the game. They definitely held all the aces (cards). If you're able to hold down a … Continue reading 24 Expressions with the Verb ‘Hold’ + 6 Phrasal Verbs
If you love cats as much as I do, then you might be interested in learning these ‘CAT’ idioms: When the cat’s away, the mice will play – to describe what happens when the teacher leaves the classroom/when your boss is away.Ex: They shouldn’t be so loud, but the teacher left the classroom, and when … Continue reading 8 ‘Cat’ Idioms
Bring about peace - to cause peace to happen.The most efficient way to bring about peace in the country is to negotiate. Hold/keep one's peace - unwilling to talk about something.Many people had witnessed the crime but held their peace. Peace and quiet - free from disturbance.We moved to the country for some peace and … Continue reading PEACE expressions
Here are 10 expressions with "mind" you must know
Here are 28+ commonly used expressions with "change" you might use to make your English sound more natural. I'm sure you'll like some of them as well as use them frequently.
"Keep" is one of the most common verbs in English, and it forms lots of phrasal verbs, collocations and idioms. Here are some of them to help you express yourselves more naturally
Here are five expressive idioms with the verb 'live': Live and breathe something – be devoted to a particular activity. I lived and breathed sport while I was a child. Live to tell the tale – survive something dangerous and be able to tell the others about it. Some people survive cancer and live to … Continue reading Expressions with ‘Live’
Here are some common English expressions which could be useful in many different situations: Save a bundle – save a lot of money.Ex: I saved a bundle by buying things on sales. Save one’s breath – it’s no use talking to someone if they’re not listening.Ex: Save your breath! They can’t hear you because of … Continue reading Expressions with ‘SAVE’
There are many phrases in English that use two words connected with 'and'. For example wine and dine, home and hosed. These expressions are known as binomials. In these phrases the word order is usually fixed; we always say 'wine and dine', we never say 'dine and wine'. Home and hosed – safe and successful. … Continue reading Binomials
Earn a fortune - to earn a lot of money He made a fortune on the stock market. Tighten your belt - to reduce the amount of money that you normally spend. We’ve had to tighten our belts since my wife lost her job. Chicken feed - an amount of money that is too small … Continue reading Idioms about Money
Gloves are off A situation which includes a serious dispute or even fight in order to achieve something. Ex: I have been a friendly person so far, but now the gloves are off! Below the belt If something is below the belt, then we are talking about unacceptable behavior. Ex: He told her that she … Continue reading Expressions using ’clothes’
Wish you good luck with these 'luck' expressions: Twist of fate A change in a sequence of events. By a twist of fate, they met again in New York. A stroke of good luck Something good that happens when you least expect it. I opened the book on exactly the same page by a stroke … Continue reading ‘Luck’ expressions
The English language has a very developed phraseology. Idioms make a great part of it. Here are 8 idioms using animals which are impossible to be understood unless you know their meaning.