Dog-Tired – One Point American Idiom Lesson

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What does DOG-TIRED mean? Here is a one-point lesson to help you learn this English! When you are dog-tired, you are very exhausted, physically and mentally. I am so dog-tired from working overtime. I am too dog-tired to go out tonight, so I’m not going to Jack’s party. How about you? When was the last time you were dog-tired? Leave …

Chew The Fat – One Point American Idiom Lesson

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What does CHEW THE FAT mean? Here is a one-point lesson to help you learn this English! CHEW THE FAT means to chat…you know, to have a casual conversation. We were chewing the fat last night at the bar. It was nice to chew the fat with you today. How about you? When was the last time you were chewing …

Call It A Day – One Point American Idiom Lesson

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What does Call It A Day mean? Here is a one-point lesson to help you learn this English! Call it a day means to finish doing some kind of work. After spending two hours working in the garden, I decided to call it a day. It’s 8:00pm. Let’s call it a day. How about you? What time did you call …

Deal With – One Point American Idiom Lesson

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DEAL WITH When you deal with something, you handle it or work on it. Deal with gives us the nuance that the thing we are handling or doing is difficult or unpleasant. Jen has a leak in her bathroom and she has been dealing with it all day. I have several reports I need to deal with today. How about …

To Be Fed Up – American Idiom Lesson

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to be FED UP (with) to be FED UP (with) When you are fed up, you are very annoyed or upset. We use fed up with when we mention the thing that we are very annoyed or upset about. You can be fed up with someone or fed up with our situation. My boss is a jerk! I am so …