A tree hugger is a colloquial expression often used to describe environmentalists in a negative way. However, despite the negative connotations of this idiom, everyone should be a tree hugger. So folks, put down your gadgets and go and hug a tree, plant a tree or prune a bush.
To 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.
I want a good job?
OK, but seriously, who wants to have a bad job?! So, with this in mind, what does it mean to have a good job? Have you ever considered what makes a good job? Is it more than just the salary and the holiday allowance?
From this list of key factors, how would you rate their level of importance? You might want to consider:
- Which three aspects are the most important for you, and why?
- Whether your thoughts have changed from when you were younger?
- Whether you think they will change when you are older?
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What are the best hangover cures? Well, this geezer has some interesting advice! I´m keen on number 6!
I am a bookworm. I was brought up surrounded by books, and I have always be keen on reading, touching and smelling books. Although my tastes have changed over the years, I still try to read as much as possible.
I´m usually given a book or two for Christmas. And, one disastrous year, under the family Christmas tree, there was a book on trout fishing for me. I thought, Santa, are you’re pulling my leg, did you not get my letter?
This year I have been a very good girl, and I would be over the moon and very grateful if you could give me a 1967 Aston Martin Volante. My brother, on the other hand, has been a very bad boy this year, and he deserves some maths homework or a pair of rubber gloves.
Lots of kisses to the little elf helpers.
P.S. I can´t stand red, so would you mind giving me a green or blue Volante?
Come on Ireland, you can qualify. Goals for Ireland!
The summer is here, and OMG, it´s boiling hot. It´s definitely the season to hang up your trainers, throw on your bikini, dust off your cool box and spend as much time as possible at the beach.
Ok, if you aren´t a beach bum, don´t worry, you can take advantage of the outdoor summer cinema festival.
In 2004 a Television Channel broadcast a story that informed the general public that a local water company had invented some ‘diet tap water’ and that anyone could get it if they phoned the company and asked for a special tap to be attached to their existing kitchen sink.
The news story also stated that it had tested this ‘diet water’ on one person and in 4 months they had lost 12 kilos.
I am ashamed to tell you that this April Fool was broadcast in my home county of Yorkshire and 10,000 people phoned the company to ask for the special tap with diet water.
TEN THOUSAND PEOPLE, TEN THOUSAND PEOPLE, NO, I am not pulling your leg, in Yorkshire we really are that stupid.
Have you had an April Fool played on you? If so, tell us what happened?
April Fool’s Day is a day when people play tricks and pranks on each other. In the UK it is celebrated on the 1st of April, in Spain, a similar event happens on the 28th of December.
Indeed, I thought Brexit was an April Fool, and I thought voting for Donald Trump was an April Fool. However, it seems that I am the fool!
To sit around means to sit in a place doing nothing special. Another common expression which means the same thing is: to hang around/about.
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.