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Check Daily to Learn some Popular British🇬🇧 and American🇺🇸 English Idioms,Slang & Phrases & Phrasal Verbs used in Real English Conversations.

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Slang of the Day 💥loot ☑️Meaning: stolen money or goods 〽️For example: 🔺After robbing the store, Billy stashed the loot in his girlfriend's apartment. 🔺Des reckons many corrupt politicians deposit their loot in Swiss bank accounts. ━━━━━━━━━━━ #Slang_of_the_day 📌 @Englishoftheday

August 21, 2017 04:53
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Slang of the Day 🏋️jock 🇺🇸American English ✅Meaning: an athlete, sportsman 〽️For example: ▪️Betty's new boyfriend is one of the jocks on the football team. ▪️In our high school, most of the guys are either jocks or geeks. ✨Origin: possibly short for "jockstrap" (an athletic support) 🎯Variety: This slang term is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too. ━━━━━━━━━━━ #Slang_of_the_day 📌 @Englishoftheday

August 22, 2017 08:22
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Idiom of the Day 💥" A red rag to a bull " Meaning: ☑️A deliberate provocation. 〽️For example: ▪️Telling Putin that he is macho as a response to being small in stature was like a red rag to a bull. 🔺Where did it originate?: Britain. An allusion to bullfighting, where the bull is provoked by a waved cloth. 🔺Where is it used?: Worldwide. ━━━━━━━━━━━ #Idiom_of_the_Day 🔰@Englishoftheday

August 22, 2017 08:26
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‍ Word of the Day 💥the evil eye /ði ˈiːvəl ˈaɪ/ noun Learner's definition of THE EVIL EYE ☑️: a look that is thought to be able to harm someone 🔺He gave her the evil eye. —---------------------------- #Word_of_the_day ✔️@Englishoftheday The men are giving each other the evil eye.

August 22, 2017 15:32
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Idiom of the Day 💥nip it in the bud ☑️Meaning: If you nip something in the bud, you stop a problem from becoming serious by dealing with it as soon as you notice it. 〽️For example: 🔺Alan has a serious weight problem. Now he wishes he'd nipped it in the bud by eating less and exercising more when he was first starting to put on weight. 🔺I was starting to drink too much alcohol, so I nipped it in the bud and stopped drinking altogether before it became a serious problem. 🎯Origin: This is a metaphorical idiom based on the fact that if you want to stop a plant from growing bigger, you can cut off the new leaf buds or flower buds, or "nip the buds". ━━━━━━━━━━━ #Idiom_of_the_Day 🔰@Englishoftheday

August 23, 2017 05:09
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Slang of the Day 💥rehab ☑️Meaning: place for treating addiction ❕For example: ▪️We really think it's time you went into rehab and dealt with your addiction. The longer you take drugs, the longer it takes to recover. ▪️When asked if she was going to rehab, Amy said, "No, no, no!" ✨Origin: short for "rehabilitation" ━━━━━━━━━━━ #Slang_of_the_day 📌 @Englishoftheday

August 24, 2017 04:42
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Idiom of the Day 💥x-factor ☑️Meaning: If someone has the x-factor, they have a certain charismatic appeal and magnetic quality. ❕For example: 🔺He's not a great singer but people can't take their eyes off him, so he must have the x-factor. 🔺You can't teach anyone the x-factor; they've either got it or they haven't. ━━━━━━━━━━━ #Idiom_of_the_Day 🔰@Englishoftheday

August 26, 2017 11:41
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Slang of the Day 💥quid ▫️British and Australian English ☑️Meaning: one pound sterling ❕For example: 🔺We paid him five hundred quid to fix the roof. 🔺I lost ten quid on that horse Ted said was gonna win for sure. ✨Variety: This slang term is typically used in British and Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too. ━━━━━━━━━━━ #Slang_of_the_day 📌 @Englishoftheday

August 26, 2017 20:31
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‍ Idiom of the Day 📚𝐘𝐎𝐔𝐑 𝐆𝐔𝐄𝐒𝐒 𝐈𝐒 𝐀𝐒 𝐆𝐎𝐎𝐃 𝐀𝐒 𝐌𝐈𝐍𝐄. 𝐌𝐄𝐀𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆: You can say "your guess is as good as mine" when you don't know the answer to a question. 𝐅𝐎𝐑 𝐄𝐗𝐀𝐌𝐏𝐋𝐄: ⭕️Tom: "Who's going to win the World Cup?" Jerry: "Your guess is as good as mine." ⭕️I asked Jenny when the new office would be ready and she said, "Your guess is as good as mine." ━━━━━━━━━━━ #Idiom_of_the_day 🆔 @Englishoftheday

August 27, 2017 07:32
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Slang of the Day 💥toff 🇬🇧British English ☑️Meaning: a wealthy, upper-class person ❕For example: 🔺If you want to see a lot of toffs drinking champagne and eating caviar, go to the Royal Meeting at Ascot Racecourse. 🔺Lisa's new boyfriend is a real toff. His family's incredibly rich, and his dad's the Duke of Errey. 🎯Variety: This is typically used in British English but may be used in other varieties of English too. ━━━━━━━━━━━ #Slang_of_the_day 📌 @Englishoftheday

August 27, 2017 16:44