The English We Speak

The English We Speak

Por BBC
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Not a patch on something

Learn an expression for when something is far worse than something else.

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No cap

Do you know someone who always tells the truth?

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Moreish

An expression you can use to talk food you can't resist.

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A legend in one's lifetime

Do you know a famous living person? Here’s a phrase to describe them.

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Live rent-free in one's head

What or who do you think about all the time?

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Now you're talking

Learn how to show that you like someone’s idea.

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Hits different

Here’s the expression you can use to talk about something special.

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Extra

Learn an expression to describe how exaggerated some people are.

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Zhuzh

Do you want to make something more interesting by changing it slightly?

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Lo and behold

Learn an expression to introduce a surprising part of a story.

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Bigwig

Here’s an expression to describe an important and powerful person.

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Cringe

A word for when you want to say that something is really embarrassing.

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It’s the … for me

Learn an expression to talk about why you love or hate something.

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Obvs

Some things are obvious but maybe this word isn’t. Listen to the programme.

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Down / Up for something

If there is something you are interested in doing now, we have an expression for you.

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Savage

Learn a new meaning of the word 'savage'.

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Lit

Learn an informal word to say something is amazing.

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Yikes!

Learn an informal word to express shock.

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Yolo

Do you live for the moment?

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Vibe

If you want to say something has a good aura, we have an expression you can use.

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