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English of the Day
2019-05-19 

Idiom of the Day. ๐Ÿ“šyellow streak. โœ๐ŸพMeaning:

If someone has a yellow streak, they can sometimes act in a cowardly way and not be very brave.
โ•For example:
๐Ÿ”บSome people say Jimmy's got a yellow streak a mile wide, but I've never seen anything in him except courage and bravery.
๐Ÿ”บMonty says he likes his yellow streak because it keeps him out of trouble. He never gets into fights or has accidents because he's so scared of getting hurt.
โž•Origin: Related to the fact that in European culture the colour yellow has traditionally been associated with cowardice or a lack of bravery. You can see this derivation in other words such as "yellow-bellied", or just "yellow", both of which mean cowardly.
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English of the Day
2019-05-17 

Slang of the Day. ๐Ÿ’ juice. โœ๐ŸพMeaning: energy, power. โ•For example:

๐Ÿ”บThese batteries have run out of juice. We'll have to get some new ones.
๐Ÿ”บRoger was running low on juice in the last few minutes, so Rafael overpowered him and won the game.
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English of the Day
2019-05-17 

Phrasal Verb of the Day. ๐Ÿ’ขdivide up. โœ๐ŸพMeaning:

If you divide something up, you separate it into smaller parts so that everyone gets a share.
โ•For example:
divide up sth
๐Ÿ”บWe'll divide up any profits we make at the end of each month.
divide sth up
๐Ÿ”บIf we divide the office space up into ten equal areas, we can create work stations for ten members of staff.
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English of the Day
2019-05-17 

Idiom of the Day. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธat loose ends. โœ๐ŸพMeaning:

If you're at loose ends, you feel restless and unsettled because you don't have anything to do.
โ•For example:
๐Ÿ”บHank's been at loose ends since he lost his job, so I hope he finds another one soon.
๐Ÿ”บWe tried limiting the time Jimmy could play computer games, but he gets restless and moody whenever he's at loose ends, so we let him play.
โž•Note: This is similar to the British idiom "at a loose end", though "at loose ends" seems to indicate a state of unhappy restlessness that results from having nothing to do. The British idiom simply means having nothing to do.
๐Ÿ’ขVariety: This idiom is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
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English of the Day
2019-05-16 

Slang of the Day. ๐Ÿ’ indie. โœ๐ŸพMeaning: rock music not released by major music labels

โ•For example:
๐Ÿ”บThe indie scene began back in the late 70's and early 80's with bands like Joy Division and The Slits.
๐Ÿ”บSteve reckons the best indie band of all time is Radiohead.
โž•Origin: short for "independent"
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English of the Day
2019-05-16 

Saying of the Day. ๐Ÿ‚He who sups with the devil should have a long spoon

โœ๐ŸพPossible interpretation:
If you eat with the devil, you need a (very) long spoon so that you can keep your distance. If you mix with bad people, you should be careful not to be influenced by them. A warning not to get too close when dealing with evil people.
โž•Note: sup (verb) = eat supper ("supper" is an evening meal) | the devil (noun) = (in Jewish and Christian belief) the chief evil spirit; Satan | spoon (noun) = an implement consisting of a small, shallow bowl on a long handle, used for eating | The phrase "to sup with a long spoon" (or similar) is often used alone, with no reference to the devil.
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English of the Day
2019-05-16 

Idiom of the Day. ๐Ÿ“šIt's written all over your face. โœ๐ŸพMeaning:

If you say "it's written all over your face", you're saying that the expression on someone's face is showing their true feelings or thoughts.
โ•For example:
๐Ÿ”บI knew my son had stolen the money. The guilt was written all over his face.
๐Ÿ”บI can tell something amazing has happened. It's written all over your face. Tell me what it is!
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English of the Day
2019-05-15 

Phrasal Verb of the Day. ๐Ÿ’ขread up on. โœ๐ŸพMeaning:

If you read up on something, you read books about it, or find articles and information on the internet about it.
โ•For example:
read up on
๐Ÿ”บDid you read up on the history of Angkor Wat before going to see it?
read up on
๐Ÿ”บBefore doing business in China, I'm going to read up on Chinese customs and on the local business scene.
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English of the Day
2019-05-15 

Slang of the Day. ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บantsy๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ. โœ๐ŸพMeaning: restless, impatient, unsettled

โ•For example:
๐Ÿ”บWhile he waited for the guy to get back with the dope, Greg was feeling antsy. He kept rubbing his hands and he couldn't sit still.
๐Ÿ”บMany of the students were getting antsy as the exams got nearer.
๐Ÿ“ŒVariety: This slang term is typically used in American and Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
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English of the Day
2019-05-15 

Idiom of the Day. ๐Ÿ“š(your) heart goes out to (someone). โœ๐ŸพMeaning:

If your heart goes out to someone, you feel great sympathy for them.
โ•For example:
๐Ÿ”บWe're so sorry to hear of your loss, and our hearts go out to you in this difficult time.
๐Ÿ”บMy heart went out to Kerry when I heard that her dog had died. I know how much she loved him.
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