3 Expressions You Won’t Find in Your Texbooks

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Conversational English includes a lot of expressions you will usually not find in an English textbook.

Today I explain 3 common idioms in English:

  • To flake out/to be a flake
  • To call shotgun
  • To scoot over

For more vocabulary related to being a flake, see our Daily English 752 – Working with Unreliable People.

-Jeff

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