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, ...
Have you ever lost your way in a new place or learn something the hard way? Here are 21 everyday expressions with “way” you may find useful.
Here are some word combinations with the noun "money" that often go together
Whether you're going to the seaside, lakes or mountains, or have some other plans, I'm sure it'll be useful to look at these holiday collocations:
Enrich your vocabulary with these 5 interesting expressions with the noun "story". There may be similar expressions in your language,
In order to learn the language properly, we need to know expressions such as collocations, phrasal verbs, idiomatic expressions, etc. Here is a great way for you to improve and enrich your vocabulary. Meet the verb “meet”!
Collocations are natural expressions and as such they are essential when learning a language. Here are some typical collocations with the word 'age': For ages - for a long time Ex: It took us ages to get out of the traffic! Look (one's) age - appear as old as you are. Ex: You don't look … Continue reading Collocations with ‘Age’
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.
When you learn a language, you should try to memorize collocations, phrasal verbs, idioms and other important phrases and expressions, because they make the essence of a language. In that sense, here are 20+ natural expressions using the verb “give”
In this lesson, you'll find 24 Expressions with the Verb 'Hold' + 6 Phrasal Verbs
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.