Idioms starting with ‘DON’T’

How many times have you heard these ‘don’t’ expressions on TV or on the Internet and you couldn’t understand their meaning? Here is the chance to learn about them. Don't get me wrong – don’t misunderstand me. Ex: Don’t get me wrong. I’d love to help you but I’m busy. Don't give me that (line)! … Continue reading Idioms starting with ‘DON’T’

20 Collocations with the Verb ‘Give’

Here are some natural collocations with the verb 'give': Give sb a chance – allow someone to do or be something.Ex: The manager decided to give him a chance and promote him. Give the impression - opinion you have about someone.Ex: Sheila gives the impression that she cares about her work. Give your opinion – … Continue reading 20 Collocations with the Verb ‘Give’

Expressions with ‘High’

In this lesson, you will learn expressions with the adjective 'high' applicable in everyday situations. Be/get on your high horse - to show that you feel superior in a bad way.Although he doesn't know much about cooking, he always gets on his high horse and complains about chef's incompetence. High and dry - to leave … Continue reading Expressions with ‘High’

24 Expressions with the Verb ‘Hold’ + 6 Phrasal Verbs

If you decide to wait before you take action, it means that you're holding your fire. If you watched the football match last night, you could see that the local team held the lead to the very end of the game. They definitely held all the aces (cards). If you're able to hold down a … Continue reading 24 Expressions with the Verb ‘Hold’ + 6 Phrasal Verbs

8 ‘Cat’ Idioms

If you love cats as much as I do, 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/when your boss is away.Ex: They shouldn’t be so loud, but the teacher left the classroom, and when … Continue reading 8 ‘Cat’ Idioms

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”