One for the books is an American idiom.  An idiom is a commonly used word, group of words, or phrase that has a figurative meaning that is not easily deduced from its literal definition. Often using descriptive imagery...
Are you trying so hard to make a good impression at work? Do you wish that you knew the right professional words and phrases to use in English? There are certain things to say to help you to...
Have a look at this sentence: This movie is very boring. Now have a look at this one: This book is boring me. What do you think boring and boring have in common? You probably recognize boring in the first sentence. It is an...
It can be a real pain trying to coordinate something with a group of people. Unfortunately, trying to get them all together to pick a time to meet or a method of doing things is tough.It seems that...
Do you remember when you reached the top of that majestic mountain, when you got to the end of the book that changed your life, when you graduated from school, the day you met your true love, when...
Nick Perkins is an Emmy award-winning translator, accomplished editor, EFL consultant, and a skilled and engaging teacher trainer. He has many years of experience working as a teacher all around the world. Across two articles, Nick gives us...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tccD7XnhXPw There are lots of idioms related to the word “size” in English. Size means, of course, how big or small something is. In this video, I explain the different ways of using the following four popular idioms: To size (someone/something)...
Feel passionately about something and want to share it? Write an essay! Disagree with a popular opinion and wish to convince others to join you? Write an essay! Need to write something because the college you dream of...
Non compos mentis is a borrowed phrase or loan phrase. Borrowed phrases or loan phrases are terms that have been taken from other languages and used as English phrases. Borrowed phrases or loan phrases enter the English language...
Have you ever seen somebody get a standing ovation? Have you ever received a round of applause for something positive that you did? You may have noticed that talking about applause and clapping is a big thing in...
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