The English We Speak

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The English We Speak

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Bite your tongue

What does ‘bite your tongue’ mean?

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Win hands down

An easy phrase for an easy win!

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Fever pitch

The men’s football World Cup is coming, and excitement has reached fever pitch!

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Get your act together

A phrase about good organisation.

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Dog's dinner

Learn this phrase to describe a complete mess.

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Feast your eyes

Sometimes you can be amazed at what you see. Learn an expression for these moments.

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Put the brakes on

Learn a phrase about stopping or slowing down an activity.

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Second-guess

If you don't know what's going to happen next, you have to guess.

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Ins and outs

Learn about a new expression and why Feifei gets a shock!

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Yes and no

Not all answers in life are 'yes' or 'no'. Learn why with this phrase.

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Eat your words

Learn a phrase about being wrong.

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Bug someone

Sometimes people or things just annoy you. Learn a phrase about this.

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Willy-nilly

Learn an informal expression about doing things without planning.

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Gnarly

Do you find something disgusting? Use this word to describe it.

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Smash it

Learn a phrase to give encouragement

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A doddle

Is this phrase easy to learn?

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It’s now or never

Learn how to use ‘it’s now or never’

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Happy days

Learn a phrase to use when you hear good news.

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