Idiom Lesson “Call it a day” From Happy English NY!

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Sometimes you’ll work hard on a project, and even though it’s not finished, you are finished working on it for the day. You plan to continue working another time. In this case, you can “call it a day.” How do we use this idiom? First of all, please use all four words exactly like this: “call it a day.” The …

Idiom Lesson “Three sheets to the wind” From Happy English New York!

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After a few cocktails, or beers, you may be three sheets to the wind. Have you heard this idiom? Three sheets to the wind means drunk. This idiom comes from the olden days of sailing. The word “sheet” on a sailboat refers to the ropes that are used to hold and adjust the sails. If the “sheets” on the boat …

Idiom Lesson “Chew The Fat” From Happy English New York!

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English Idiom: There are all kinds of conversations from very serious to very light. When you have a light, friendly chat with someone, you can say that you are chewing the fat with them. In terms of structure, “chew the fat” is used as a verb:  – We used to meet at the coffee shop and chew the fat for …

English slang lesson “bonehead” From Happy English New York!

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English Slang on Saturday: Bonehead is a word (noun) we use to describe a person who is particularly stupid, foolish, or unthinking. -Brad is such a bonehead. He always parks his car in front of my driveway. -What a bonehead! Why are you walking your dog where the sign says “no dogs?” We can also use bonehead as an adjective …

Idiom Lesson “For the birds” From Happy English New York!

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English Idiom: For the birds. If something is “for the birds, then it is uninteresting, dull, or stupid. The structure is [something] is for the birds. – That movie was for the birds, don’t bother seeing it. – Yeah, I read that book. It was for the birds. – The carnival had an attraction called “The Snake-man,” but it was …