The idiom ‘caught red-handed’ means you are caught doing something bad at the time you are doing it. It can be[…]Read more
Category: Idioms and phrases
Five English phrases for dinner parties
Do you like dinner parties? They can be fun, especially if they are also with people from other countries. They[…]Read more
What does ‘Hold your horses!’ mean?
If you hear ‘Hold your horses!’, it means the speaker wants you to wait, slow down, or be patient. It[…]Read more
What does ‘My English is rusty’ mean?
In this phrase, ‘rusty’ means a skill is not as good as it used to be. In other words, the[…]Read more
What are the best apps for learning vocabulary?
There are many apps that can help you learn vocabulary. Many of them are fun because you can learn new[…]Read more
What does ‘I’m dying for a coffee’ mean?
If someone says ‘I’m dying for a coffee,’ it doesn’t mean they will actually die to get a coffee. It[…]Read more
What does ‘I’m leaving for good!’ mean?
The word ‘good’ usually has a positive meaning, for example, high quality, favorable, enjoyable, kind, or correct. But in the[…]Read more
What does ‘It’s on my bucket list’ mean?
The idiom ‘bucket list’ means a list of things that you want to do before you die. So if somebody[…]Read more
Four phrases you need for casual conversations
Causal conversations can be difficult for language learners. One reason is they often use short phrases that you may not[…]Read more
What does ‘Do you get the picture?’ mean?
If someone asks you ‘Do you get the picture?’, they are checking if you understand something. So, here, ‘picture’ isn’t[…]Read more