PEACE expressions

Bring about peace - to cause peace to happen.The most efficient way to bring about peace in the country is to negotiate. Hold/keep one's peace - unwilling to talk about something.Many people had witnessed the crime but held their peace. Peace and quiet - free from disturbance.We moved to the country for some peace and … Continue reading PEACE expressions

10 Expressions with "Mind"

Bear/keep in mind - remember, don't forget.Ex: Keep in mind that I'm not helping you any longer. From now on, you're on your own! Be in two minds - unable to decide.Ex: I'm in two minds about the job offer. Be open-minded - willing to consider different ideas.Ex: You can talk to me about anything. … Continue reading 10 Expressions with "Mind"

Collocations with the word “room”

Bright / dark / comfortable / cosy / spacious / tiny / big / small room I love my bright and spacious room. Tidy / untidy / clean / stuffy / cold / warm room It's a cold / warm room. A single / twin / double / triple room When they got married, Brian … Continue reading Collocations with the word “room”

Expressions with “change”

Big / significant / considerable / revolutionary / drastic / important / major, radical change Mobile phones have undergone a revolutionary change in the past decade. Complete / systematic / minor / long-term / short-term / sudden / gradual / seasonal change Gradual changes will bring more stability to the company. Climate change The effects … Continue reading Expressions with “change”

Expressions with “Keep”

’Keep’ is one of the most common verbs in English, and it forms lots of phrasal verbs, collocations and idioms. Here are some of them to help you express yourselves more naturally: Keep up the good work! Our dog buried my wallet somewhere around here. Keep on digging! If you want to sell more, you … Continue reading Expressions with “Keep”

Expressions with ‘Live’

Here are five expressive idioms with the verb 'live': Live and breathe something – be devoted to a particular activity. I lived and breathed sport while I was a child. Live to tell the tale – survive something dangerous and be able to tell the others about it. Some people survive cancer and live to … Continue reading Expressions with ‘Live’

Expressions with ‘SAVE’

Here are some common English expressions which could be useful in many different situations: Save a bundle – save a lot of money. Ex: I saved a bundle by buying things on sales. Save one’s breath – it’s no use talking to someone if they’re not listening. Ex: Save your breath! They can’t hear you … Continue reading Expressions with ‘SAVE’

“Cat” Idioms

If you fancy cats then you might be interested in learning these ‘CAT’ idioms: When the cat’s away, the mice will play – to describe what happens when the teacher leaves the classroom. Ex: They shouldn’t be so loud, but the teacher left the classroom, and when the cat’s away, the mice will play. Put … Continue reading “Cat” Idioms

Binomials

There are many phrases in English that use two words connected with 'and'. For example wine and dine, home and hosed. These expressions are known as binomials. In these phrases the word order is usually fixed; we always say 'wine and dine', we never say 'dine and wine'. Home and hosed – safe and successful. … Continue reading Binomials

Expressions with ‘Touch’

Get in touch (with someone) - to initiate contact with someone. Ex: I’ve been trying to get in touch with you all morning. Where have you been? Lose one’s touch – lose an ability to do something as well as we used to. Ex: It seems like Jane’s lost her touch with skiing. Magic touch … Continue reading Expressions with ‘Touch’