Monkeys Go Bananas Over Unequal Pay – Learn Idioms That Express Anger

Posted on November 27, 2012 by Q-Admin in ,

Earlier this year, an interesting and highly entertaining video was published on You Tube which proved beyond doubt that even within the the animal world, unequal pay is a controversial issue. In this blog post, we thought we’d share the video with you and at the same time give you some great English idioms for…

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You Can’t Teach An Old Dog New Tricks – Idiom (Or Proverb?)

Posted on November 22, 2012 by Q-Admin in

‘You can’t teach an old dog new tricks’ means that it is very difficult, if not impossible, to change the way a person does something when they have been doing it the same way for many years. In other words, you can’t change someone’s long-established ways, especially as people grow older. The expression can relate…

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Idiom – Blue Eyed Boy

Posted on September 14, 2012 by Q-Admin in ,

The idiom, blue eyed boy or blue eyed girl, refers to a someone who is liked, admired and often favoured by someone in authority. It is an expression more often used in Britain and Australia than in American English, and is often used with a derogatory or envious tone of voice and/or feelings of resent….

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Idiom Of The Day – Cough Up

Posted on July 10, 2012 by Q-Admin in

  If you cough up, you are doing one of two things: You are either getting something out of your body by coughing or vomiting, or you are handing over or relinquishing something, often money and usually with some sense of reluctance.   Examples Sentences Using Cough Up I wouldn’t go to that new restaurant if…

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Idiom Of The Day – Beat Around The Bush

Posted on July 8, 2012 by Q-Admin in

The idiom, beat around the bush, or as is more commonly said in the UK, beat about the bush, figuratively means to avoid saying what you really want to or should be saying. Somebody who is beating around the bush is not being clear or direct in what they are saying and they are making it difficult to…

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