Viewing entries tagged with 'phrases'
Posted in in English Language by Brandie on 26 Apr 2017
The literal meaning of this phrase is just as it seems: the rain showers we receive in the month of April will help beautiful flowers to bloom in the month of May.
Posted in in English Language by Patrick on 07 Mar 2017
Car and Travel Idioms - part 2. In this video, Patrick discusses expressions "put on the brakes", "asleep at the wheel", "speed bump", and "ride shotgun".
Posted in in English Language by Kathy on 13 Feb 2017
Happy Valentine's Day! What does it mean if someone says that "Cupid has shot his arrow right through your heart?" You’re in love, or I’m falling really hard. It doesn’t mean that I’m falling on the ground.
Posted in in English Language by Patrick on 17 Jan 2017
In this video, Patrick discusses some of his favorite expressions including "down the road", "hit the road", "pull over", and his favorite, "backseat driver". SOLEX College invites you to study English in the USA!
Posted in in English Language by Cristina on 05 Jan 2017
Sometimes we all try to do something that is too big or too complicated for us to do, i.e. we try to bite off more than we can chew. It has nothing to do with food, it can relate to anything we want to do.
Posted in in English Language by Bonnie on 09 Aug 2016
We love idioms in the United States. These are common expressions used, but often newcomers don’t understand what they mean. So, let’s look at some idioms that we use daily in our busy and not even, so busy lives.
Posted in in English Language by Cristina on 05 Aug 2016
This idiom has nothing to do with pain. If your arm is twisted, it means that someone is doing a good job of persuading you to do something you might not have wanted to do.
Posted in in English Language by Patrick & Anna on 10 Jun 2016
In this video, Patrick discusses a different use for the word, "old", and explains the idiom, "chip off the old block".
Posted in in English Language by Cristina on 08 Jun 2016
Many years ago native American and Canadian tribes were at war. When the war was over, they literally had to BURY a war axe to mark the end of hostilities.
Posted in in English Language on 17 May 2016
If, for example, you have an important test coming up and someone says, “Fingers crossed!” then that person is wishing you good luck on your test, which is very positive thing. On the other hand, if someone promised to do something and then broke that promise, they could say that they had their fingers crossed — meaning they never intended to keep the promise in the first place.