idioms

Gauntlet

Gauntlet My students and I often discus articles related to their industries or general business topics. Often, interesting or unusual vocabulary pops up and this is one of those. It’s an expression many native speakers use, though not every day.  Gauntlet A gauntlet is a big glove with a long,  loose wrist. These days, if …

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Valentine’s Day Idioms

Valentine’s Day Idioms Valentine’s Day is the holiday of love. It’s an international holiday celebrated on February 14th in most countries. People celebrate the holiday differently throughout the world but wherever you celebrate, do it with someone special.  Common English Idioms About Love 1. a crush = the person you like Ex: My crush doesn’t …

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Mother’s Day Idioms

Mother’s Day Idioms A face only a mother could love. Happy Mother’s Day!  There are lots of idioms in English related to to Mothers. So, let’s celebrate a mother of a great holiday with some sweet idioms related to moms around the world!   Study the idioms below and try using them in your next conversations. …

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Literally and Figuratively

Literally and Figuratively Figuratively Figurative expressions mean something special. The words and meaning don’t always match. “Spill the tea” means “gossip”.  Literally Literal expressions mean what they say. I really did spill my tea.  Compare the literal and figurative expressions below. Literal: The actor literally died on stage. He had a heart attack.  Figurative: The actor died …

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Thanksgiving Idioms

Thanksgiving Idioms Thanksgiving is a traditional American holiday that celebrates family and the harvest. It’s celebrated on the third Thursday of every November. If you have friends or business partners in the US, there’s a good chance they celebrate this holiday.  Instructions Practice the idioms below and use them in your next conversations. Good news! …

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Halloween Idioms

Halloween Idioms Practice the idioms below and use them in your next conversations. They’re creepy and they’re spooky, mysterious, and cooky, but they’re not just for Halloween. These great idioms are perfect for any time. Remember, if idioms are too hard to use easily now, it’s still great to understand them when you hear them.  …

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Four English Idioms 2

Four Idioms 2 Instructions Read the idioms below. Do you understand the example sentences? Check the meaning and then use them when you speak.  Idiom Meaning Idiom ballpark figure – How much is this going to cost? Can you give me a ballpark figure?  – Ballpark figure, this will probably cost around two hundred thousand …

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Four English Idioms

Four Idioms Instructions Read the idioms below. Do you understand the example sentences? Check the meaning and then use them when you speak.  Idiom Meaning Idiom Ahead of the pack – Our last campaign helped us get ahead of the pack. Our sales are better than any other company.  – It’s not easy to stay …

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