English Idiom Lesson “Get with the Program” Happy English NY

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“Get with the program” or “get with it” has few possible meanings and uses. Let’s look at this popular English expression! The first meaning we will look at is “pay attention to what’s happening now” in the news or pop culture. If you know someone who is a little behind the times, they need to get with the program or …

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 …

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 …