To sit around

to sit aroundTo sit around means to sit in a place doing nothing special.  Another common expression which means the same thing is: to hang around/about.

For example:

Question: What did you do at that weekend?

Answer:  Nothing special, I just sat around on Saturday, and on Sunday, I hung about with friends in a local café chatting about sport.

To be keen on (something or somebody)

David BeckhamTo be keen on something or someone is used when you want to say that you like something, someone, or doing something.

For example:

  1. I am keen on David Beckham.  Well, truth be told, I love him.
  2. I am keen on reading novels, listening to rap music, singing in the shower and watching football.

A Few Fries Short of a Happy Meal

Hommer Fries short of a happy mealA Few Fries Short of a Happy Meal

Although this is an idiom from the United States of America, I do love it.

You use this idiom to describe someone you think is a bit ‘stupid’ or ‘mental’.  In England, we use this idiom: To be a sandwich short of a picnic.

My first love at university was definitely ‘a few fries short of a happy meal’.  He used to take a plastic bag full of leaves to clubs because he thought that they needed a bit of entertainment.   All my mates thought I was ‘a sandwich short of a picnic’ because I used to help him collect the leaves.