Blue Idioms

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Introduction Blue idioms are relatively common in English and, as is often the case with idioms, they usually have nothing to do with the colour blue. Although idioms are fun to use and can really make you appear more fluent, you have to be careful. Please be aware of the problems of using idioms incorrectly. … [Read more…]

Cat Idioms

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Introduction Cat idioms are quite common in English and, as is often the case with idioms, they usually have nothing to do with actual cats. As we shall see, the idiom meaning refers to a situation or emotion, expressed using cat metaphors. Please be aware of the pitfalls of using idioms incorrectly. This post will … [Read more…]

Hair Idioms

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Hair Idioms – Introduction Hair idioms are quite common in English and, as is often the case with idioms, they usually have nothing to do with actual hair. As we shall see, the idiom meaning refers to a situation or emotion, expressed using hair metaphors. Please be aware of the pitfalls of using idioms incorrectly. … [Read more…]

Summer Sayings and Idioms

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Introduction The weather is getting hot now I thought this would be a good time to talk about some suitable summer sayings and idioms. Strangely enough, although they involve summery terms, they don’t have very much to do with the weather. Don’t think that all summer sayings and idioms are all sunshine and positivity. Scroll … [Read more…]

Winter Sayings and Idioms

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Introduction The weather has taken a turn for the worse and I thought this would be a good time to talk about some suitable winter sayings and idioms. Strangely enough, although most of these involve wintery terms, very few are actually to do with the weather. The cold shoulder To give someone the cold shoulder … [Read more…]

Using English Idioms

Using English idioms – introduction English idioms are entertaining but can be somewhat difficult to use. Rather than go through specific idioms and explain their meaning and/or origin, this article will look at the ways of using English idioms and the potential dangers of incorrect usage. For those of you who prefer your content in … [Read more…]

Funny Hangover Sayings

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A Familiar Situation? Hangovers are horrible. No matter how much fun you had the night before, it never seems quite worth it in the morning (or whenever you wake up). They say that laughter is the best medicine, so maybe these funny hangover sayings and expressions might help cure your headache. For some strange reason, … [Read more…]

What Does Fingers Crossed Mean?

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What Does Fingers Crossed Mean? – Introduction This article answers the question “What does fingers crossed mean?” You might think you know the answer, but as well will see, there is more than one correct answer. The meaning depends on your location and/or language. Here is a video based on this post, for those of … [Read more…]