English Idiom “Rip-off” from Happy English NY

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Today we are going to look at the idiom rip-off, which can be used as a noun or a verb. This  expression means stealing or cheating. We often use rip-off when we feel we have been overcharged for something. In this case, we say that something is/was a rip-off:      -They charge $9 for a beer at the baseball stadium. What …

English Idiom Lesson “Like” From Happy English NY

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In this English idiom lesson, we are going to look at the word like. I am sure you know how to use like as a verb meaning fondness or enjoyment. For example, I like pizza! But the word like has some very interesting uses in colloquial, everyday SPOKEN English. Here are a few examples of how like is used these …

English Idiom Lesson “Hook up” From Happy English NY

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Today we’re going to look at getting hooked up!  Hook up is an interesting expression with a few different uses and meanings. The most common use and meaning is “to meet” or “get together:”     -Let’s hook up after work and go for a drink.     -Tom hooked up with a bunch of guys who play baseball on the weekends. You …