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December 25, 2018 02:00
Slang of the Day

🔰lame

✍🏾Meaning:
ba
d, weak, of poor quality

❕For example:

🔺W
e saw this really lame movie last night. It was so boring we couldn't wait for it to finish.

🔺Gerry didn't come to work again today. He had another lame excuse - this time about having a headache or whatever.

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December 23, 2018 08:28
Idiom of the Day

📚a knuckle sandwich
I
NFORMAL

🏾Meaning:
If you give someone a knuckle sandwich, you punch them.

❕For example:

🔺I
f you say that again you'll get a knuckle sandwich!

🔺Simon said he'd give me a knuckle sandwich if I wasn't careful, so I said "Come on then, let's go outside!"

☗Not
e: This is a humorous idiom usually used among friends when they're joking.
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December 22, 2018 08:57
Slang of the Day

🔰Q and A

✍🏾Meaning:
a question and answer session or exchange

❕For example:

🔺T
here'll be a Q and A session after the speech.

🔺The president sometimes gets into trouble in Q and A exchanges because he forgets names, dates and figures quite easily.

➽Ori
gin: from the initial letters of the words "question" and "answer"
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December 21, 2018 07:00
Idiom of the Day

📚now or never

✍🏾Meaning:
If you say it's now or never, you mean that something has to be done now or it can't be done at all.

❕For example:

🔺
The band is going to break up after this tour, so if you want to see them perform, it's now or never.

🔺It was my last day with the company, so it was now or never. I went up to Jenny and asked her out on a date.
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December 20, 2018 04:30
Slang of the Day

🇺🇸ice (1)

✍🏾Meaning:
d
iamonds; expensive jewellery

❕For example:

🔺On
Oscar night some of the women are dripping in ice, and so are some of the men.

🔺Jerome gave his girlfriend a glittering ice necklace for her birthday.

💢Vari
ety: This slang term is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
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December 20, 2018 03:05
Phrasal Verb of the Day

💢make into

✍🏾Meaning:
to change someone or something into someone or something different

❕For example:

be made into sth
🔺A
ll the Harry Potter books will be made into movies.

make sth/sb into sth
🔺Th
e Harry Potter movies will make the actor who plays Harry into a star.
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December 19, 2018 14:05
Slang of the Day

★flick
British and Australian English

✍🏾Meaning:
a movie

For example:

🔺
Have you seen the new Batman flick yet?

🔺Those Bollywood flicks are fun to watch, but they're pretty crazy.

💢No
te: Also "the flicks", meaning the movies, as in "Let's go to the flicks on Saturday night."

📌Variety: This slang term is typically used in British and Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
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December 19, 2018 02:30
Idiom of the Day

📚pick somebody's brains

✍🏾Meaning:
If you pick somebody's brains, you ask them for detailed information or ideas about something.

❕For example:

🔺T
he new guy Gavin was working for our main competitor before coming here, so the boss has been picking his brains to find out what they're doing over there.

🔺Would you mind having a look at our website? I'd love to pick your brains and get some new ideas for it.
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December 18, 2018 09:45
Slang of the Day

🔰nest egg

✍🏾Meaning:
money saved for the future or for retirement

For example:

🔺W
hen Jane retired, she had to live on the nest egg she'd saved in the bank.

🔺Most people use banks as a source of loans and credit rather than as a place to keep their nest egg.
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December 17, 2018 02:30
Idiom of the Day

📚earn your stripes

✍🏾Meaning:
If you earn your stripes, you do something to prove that you have the skills or ability for a particular job or rank.

❕For example:

🔺H
e earned his stripes in the department of foreign affairs before becoming one of our ambassadors.

🔺You'll need to earn your stripes as a travelling salesman before we can think about giving you more responsibility.

➽Ori
gin: Probably related to the fact in many organisations, including the armed forces, police forces, fire brigades, the boy scouts, etc., a person's rank is often shown by the number of stripes that are sewn onto the shoulder of their uniform.
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