Tag Archives: Expressions

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Play it be ear

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To take a rain check

can i take a rain chackTo take a rain check is an informal expression which means you can not accept an invitation but you intend to do so at a later date.

For example, last week I was invited out for dinner but because I was working I asked if I could take a rain check.

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Expressions with hit

A workaholic

A workaholic is a person who works compulsively. While the term generally implies that the person enjoys their work, it can also alternately imply that they simply feel compelled to do it

I can’t stand cooking. I can’t bear washing up

I can't bear cookingLots of people take up cookery classes, and, it is said that cooking helps people chill out.  However, I say, cooking is a pain in the ass – it’s an evil necessity, and I personally, can’t stand it, what I mean is, I dislike it intensely.

In fact,  4 years ago, someone showed me how to make lasagna and despite the fact that I’m smiling, I felt stressed, and completely out of my comfort zone. Everyone has their likes and dislikes, for instance, I’m very keen on eating, but I can’t stand cooking, chopping, boiling, frying, baking, squeezing, grating, mixing or washing up.

How about you? What are your pet hates?

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English – Spanish expressions. Yep, everything is lost in translation!

Festive drinking

For many people, the festive season usually means more drinking, more eating, more dancing, and less sleeping.  With this in mind, which of the following expressions mean that you have drunk a little more than is socially acceptable?

 

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To make an ass of yourself

Formal expressions and phrases

It is widely accepted that using formal expressions and phrases, in both written and oral contexts, is a little more difficult than using informal expressions and phrases.  Wouldn´t you agree? However, as the well-known saying goes: ”Practise makes perfect!” So, with this in mind, why not try a few exercises from the Flo-Joe website.

Are you a culture vulture?

culture vultureA culture vulture is a type of person who is keen on city breaks, visiting museums and art galleries, reading about history and culture and generally getting to know information about how other people lived, live and will live. So, are you a culture vulture?