One In A Blue Moon – American Idiom Lesson

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Once in a Blue Moon. The moon is usually white, so a blue moon is very rare. The idiom “once in a blue moon” means rarely; not very often and we use to talk about frequency. I go bowling once in a blue moon. He’s really busy, so we can only hang out once in a blue moon. How about …

Hit The Spot – American Idiom Lesson

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Hit The Spot When something hits the spot it is very refreshing. On a cool day like today a cup of hot cocoa really hits the spot. I was hungry, and this slice of pizza hits the spot. Have you had anything recently that hit the spot? If you know anyone who might be interested in this English language point, …

Right Off The Bat – American Idiom Lesson

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Right off the bat. Right off the bat means from the very beginning. When you like something or someone right off the bat, it means you liked that thing or that person the first time you saw it or met them. I knew right off the bat I was going to like teaching English. Lori and Nick fell in love …

Keep It Up – American Idiom Lesson

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Keep It Up Keep it up means to continue. You’re doing a great job with the piano. You should really keep it up. I’m starting to make progress studying Japanese writing. I’m going to keep it up. Have you recently tried to do something or learn something new? Are you going to try to keep it up? If you know …

Make Sense – American Idiom Lesson

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To Make Sense When something makes sense you can understand it. The phrase “it makes sense” means “I can understand it.” I understand the teacher. It makes sense. You are throwing away that bottle? Not recycling it? That doesn’t make sense! Watch this lesson video and let me know…does it make sense? If you know anyone who might be interested …

To Be In The Same Boat – American Idiom Lesson

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To Be In The Same Boat When you are in the same boat with someone else it means that you are in the same situation as them, and, that situation is not a good thing. The boss was angry with all of the sales people, so we are all in the same boat. You can’t find a nice girlfriend either? …

Run Out Of – American Idiom Lesson

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Run Out (Of) When you run out of something, you have used all of that thing. Remember, run is an irregular verb, run…ran…run. I ran out of milk, so I can’t have cereal for breakfast. I hope I don’t run out of coffee. The printer ran out of toner! Have you run out of anything recently? If you know anyone …

Make Your Mouth Water – American English Idiom Lesson

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To Make Your Mouth Water When something makes your mouth water it makes you feel very hungry. The smell from the bakery near my office makes my mouth water. This apple pie is making my mouth water. Just thinking about pizza makes my mouth water! What makes your mouth water? If you know anyone who might be interested in this …