Learn the idiom to throw someone/something for a loop, and test yourself with a quiz!
Idioms that use the word money or cash. Give you a run for your money, right on the money, put your money where your mouth is, money talks bullshit walks, cash cow, cold hard cash.
In today’s conversation, which is part four of four, my British friend Michael and I wrap up our lengthy conversation about the pros and cons of dogs, dog ownership, and dog owners. Warning: some of the vocabulary we deal with in this episode is a bit vulgar, so if you are sensitive or easily offended I suggest you stop listening now.
Learn about the idiom “to have itchy palms” and more on the topic of superstions.
Lori gives you a quick and easy way to find the meaning of idioms that aren’t in your dictionary.
In this episode, Lori answers a listener’s question about the meaning of the idiom “to kick oneself.”
Lori and her English friend Michael talk about the irresistible attraction power of dogs and puppies, and how you can exploit this if you’re in the market for a romantic partner.
To wing it is an idiom that means to improvise, to do something without proper preparation or time to rehearse. People often talk about winging it when they have to do something difficult that they didn’t have time to prepare — like a make speech or give a presentation. They might say something like “Sorry if I seem a bit disorganized, I’m totally winging it.” You tell people that you’re winging it, that you’re improvising, so that they won’t expect too much from you, or so that they will be more forgiving if you make a mistake.
Lori explains the meaning of the phrasal verb “to deal with”
Lori explains the phrasal verb “to keep track (of something)”
Lori explains the idiom “to screw up”, which is slang for “to make a mistake”
Lori explains the English idiom “to make a killing.”