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All Blog Posts Tagged 'idioms' (30)

Mishaikh's Writing challenge: Idioms on Countries

John, Markus and Linda planned an excursion to a place located at the outskirts of the city a month ago. Finally, the day came and all of them were excited about it. But out of the blue, they came to know that their driver took a French leave. After contemplating a while they came up with a solution that John and Markus would drive the car alternately. This way John could take rest while Markus is driving and vice versa.  It went on smoothly…


Added by SNR on November 3, 2018 at 20:00 — 29 Comments

Mishaikh's Writing Challenge: IDIOMS on Geography

Random thoughts with Geography Idioms. :))

People are often on cloud nine after digging deep to find an item on online shopping. You know why? Because they found the dirt cheap one at last. You'll be surprised to know that some rich people do that as well. They said, "we are down to earth". D

A down to earth…


Added by Onee-chan on October 22, 2018 at 7:30 — 11 Comments

Some Contribution to My New Challenge

My friends, I have written my story to demonsrate the use of idioms. It is a true story. Enjoy and learn!

Well, I often run myself into the ground overworking and taking to heart what isn’t worth a bean. But about 3 years ago I decided to reward myself and bought a very good expensive car I had always dreamt about. It was just an ordinary spring day I will never forget, it was already hot and rainy and I decided to get to work by my new car I was still running in. It was…


Added by Danny Clark on April 27, 2017 at 16:00 — 6 Comments

Writing Challenge: Back to Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

My dear friends, I couldn't decide what task to propose you. I wanted to post something both useful and interesting. But yesterday I saw a car accident on the highway. Fortunately, there happened nothing serious and it helped me come up with this idea.

Well, the idea is following. I will tell you some idioms and phrasal verbs with the verb TO RUN and will ask you to…


Added by Danny Clark on April 27, 2017 at 14:00 — 10 Comments

Phrases related to our eating habits

Hello dear friends, 

Since lots of members have been talking about food the last few days, I thought of sharing some phrases related to our eating habits. Hope you will find my post useful. 

Sarah always…


Added by Shoba on November 22, 2016 at 5:00 — 27 Comments

One more writing challenge: Back to Phrasal Verbs: OFF and UP

My friends! I have decided to post a series of blogs dedicated to the phrasal verbs. You see, most of the phrasal verbs are not idioms at all, they are just  combinations of a verb and an appropriate preposition. Today I will tell you about the phrasal verbs with OFF and UP. First of all, you should realize what these prepositions mean.

OFF means that we…


Added by Danny Clark on August 19, 2016 at 12:30 — 17 Comments

English Idioms - Trying to Remember!

My dear friends! One of our EC members, the Way to the Moon (hope, she is still on the Earth with us! Smile!), has just given me a great idea and I am about  to implement it right away! Sure, when you hear or read English, you should catch the general sense and all my previous blogs were about understanding English idioms. But it is another matter when you start speaking or…


Added by Danny Clark on March 31, 2016 at 15:00 — 23 Comments

English Idioms - Looking for Synonyms IV

My dear firiends! Here I am again with five other expressions for you to guess. Again, you should replace a phrasal verb with a single word (that is neither a phrasal verb nor an idiom) without googling or looking up your dictionaries. I think it will be my last blog about idioms and next time I will think up something different for you. I will be glad to hear…


Added by Danny Clark on March 29, 2016 at 11:00 — 36 Comments

English Idioms - Looking for Synonyms III

Hi, my friends! Here I am, your boring and strict teacher who wants to give you one more assignment. It will be as tricky as the rest but now, you all are supposed to be much more experienced in answering my tricky questions and using your logic and common sense. So, your task is the same as in the previous blog: you should find a single word that may be a…


Added by Danny Clark on March 26, 2016 at 16:30 — 57 Comments

English Idioms - Looking for Synonyms II

My dear friends and fatnastic students! As I see you like such a blog more than others, I decided to hold it over and to complicate your task. This time, you should find the right synonym, that is a single word.

For those who are new here, all the rules and conditions are here:




Added by Danny Clark on March 22, 2016 at 12:54 — 43 Comments

English Idioms - Looking for Synonyms

My dear friends and my genious students!  Today I am proposing you a little bit different challenge. I am posting the sentences containing idioms, phrasal verbs, etc. and I propose you to rewrite these sentences using the synonyms. The synonyms shouldn't be idioms. In the examples…


Added by Danny Clark on March 19, 2016 at 13:30 — 67 Comments

English Idioms and Proverbs IV

Hi, my friends! Here is a new challenge for you!

1. to throw someone a curve.

When I ran into the married man I knew stepping out with a young girl, I threw him a curve by asking about his wife.

2. to throw the book at.

After  a car crash one of the drivers was thrown the book at by a judge.

3. to pull one's weight.

Let's get…


Added by Danny Clark on March 16, 2016 at 12:30 — 46 Comments

English Idioms and Proverbs III - For Those Who Are Still Interested

Here are five other expressions for you to guess.

1. to hold over.

They are going to hold that movie over for another week and we will be able to see it next Friday.

2. to set forth.

The speaker set forth his arguments in a convincing manner.

The details of the agreement are set forth in the contract.

3. to take/ be taken in.



Added by Danny Clark on March 12, 2016 at 12:30 — 35 Comments

English Idioms and Proverbs II

Hi, my friends! This blog is a continuation of the previous with the same title. I was recommended to do it and I completely agree So, I am adding five more expressions for you to have something to think about! LOL!!!

1. to have it in for.

He expected to lose his job because the boss had had it in for him for a long time.

2. to take on.

We have to take on somebody to take care of our…


Added by Danny Clark on March 7, 2016 at 11:00 — 18 Comments

English Idioms and Proverbs - For Learners Only

My dear friends! I managed to get sick and to lose my voice a few days ago. So, if I can't teach either my students or my band, I decided to teach you some American and British sayings, idioms and proverbs. My idea is the following. First, I will post a few expressions with the examples asking you to explain what they mean. I'd like to say there are so many English idioms that you can't know them all! So, the idea of speaking/listening any foreign language well is to be able to understand…


Added by Danny Clark on February 29, 2016 at 13:00 — 37 Comments

How to Learn English with your Own Bitmoji Avatar

What does it mean if I am up to my eyeballs in work?

How do you know what the meaning of these letters are?…


Added by Jennifer on October 30, 2015 at 1:59 — No Comments

Learn and Improve English with Instagram

Hi! Have you connected with me yet? You can improve your vocabulary, learn new idioms/phrasal verbs, review grammar, practice listening comprehension skills, and even speaking! Learn how and connect with me today @JenESL760


Happy Studying! 

Added by Jennifer on June 22, 2015 at 17:35 — 1 Comment

Every cloud has a silver lining - IDIOM OF THE DAY


Every bad situation has a positive side to it.…


Added by MARY on March 15, 2015 at 16:00 — 2 Comments


Hi everyone! It’s my first blog and it’s going to be about ‘’BOREDOM’’. It is expected that when you’ve read this blog you’d have learnt some new vocabulary, phrasal verbs and related idioms. So lets give it a go.

Boredom is the feeling you have, when you’re tired and sick of something, when you’re not enjoying anything, and you feel bad everything about. This feeling mostly comes when one is having…


Added by ayesha on January 9, 2015 at 10:10 — 8 Comments

American idioms

Hi friends

I have shared following idioms from 101 American idioms. Make a sentences with each of them

Break the ice…


Added by Mani on January 8, 2015 at 12:00 — 4 Comments

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