Tag: expressions

45 Does the English language have a word explaining a song in your head that you can't stop singing? 2018-08-23T12:10:56.507

38 What does "Nailed it" mean? 2016-06-27T06:30:19.150

29 Is "She is under the shower" a proper English sentence? 2016-02-04T16:50:27.613

28 Was it impolite for me to say "That's alright" when someone ran into me? Are there any better expessions? 2017-03-07T17:14:47.633

27 Difference between "in time" and "on time" 2013-08-31T17:22:20.147

27 Why is it correct to say "me busy."? 2020-04-05T22:19:56.620

26 Meaning of "8 going on 48" 2016-01-06T09:16:50.593

26 Is 'no more' used to mean 'dead' in English? 2016-06-16T04:31:53.437

26 Why do native speakers use the present continuous tense when talking about people in a picture? Why not the past continuous tense? 2020-06-01T03:47:04.273

23 If something seems too good to be true, it probably is (not?) 2018-06-09T15:56:31.030

22 English equivalent of "garam" (warming) food? 2015-03-20T14:47:01.363

22 Phrases that express "afraid of wife" in English 2015-04-29T04:00:31.190

22 "I immediately got her with child"? 2017-10-08T18:26:51.547

17 Is "Can I help you" a suitable expression for offering help to a stranger? 2013-01-29T13:52:37.453

17 "Hope this help" or "Hope this helps"? 2015-02-18T13:26:36.893

17 What does "Stands the wind in that quarter" mean? 2016-07-17T09:11:40.720

16 How is “any more than” used to compare two different situations? 2013-04-12T11:52:13.517

16 Contrary of "As its/their name indicates" 2014-07-22T01:58:32.997

16 What's a professional synonym for "would love to"? 2016-05-11T12:59:37.543

16 Is the expression "very worth" proper English, and if not, what are some alternatives? 2020-06-03T04:30:18.980

15 When can you respond with "affirmative"? 2016-08-08T06:20:29.200

14 An appropriate term for an overly by-the-rules person 2015-05-16T21:11:22.690

13 "As a child" vs. "When I was a child" 2013-03-10T12:22:56.740

13 How to decline a help offer politely 2014-11-05T18:02:28.777

13 What does "beat free" (or "can't beat free") mean? 2014-11-08T21:54:44.160

13 Some of you will have met me before vs Some of you met me before 2016-08-16T06:34:55.720

13 "Here you are & Here you go" 2016-11-19T17:43:36.157

13 What's the meaning "be from money"? 2018-08-08T08:36:43.373

12 Why can't I use "Neither" and "Nor" in this sentence...? 2013-03-29T07:39:11.950

12 Have a nice travel? 2015-12-09T15:05:20.403

12 What's the meaning of "farmer by trade"? 2016-12-21T22:06:39.073

11 What is the equivalent expression for this Italian phrase? 2013-02-16T16:03:43.597

11 What does "gas and alcohol don't mix" mean? 2013-02-18T13:41:29.653

11 What does "stop whacking off" mean? 2016-03-08T04:19:34.097

11 What are "industrial chops"? 2019-02-27T18:27:01.947

11 What is the meaning of "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"? 2020-08-23T19:16:35.260

10 Does the saying "speaking English like a Spanish cow" exist in English? 2013-02-15T10:38:05.987

10 "Take advantage of" and "make the most of": What is the difference? 2015-02-05T19:17:41.200

10 'recently' with present perfect and past 2015-04-11T04:43:31.630

10 Is "thirty past seven" acceptable? 2016-09-16T13:27:41.977

10 An expression for comparing things accurately in English 2017-07-14T13:55:14.473

10 A person lacking money who shows off a lot 2019-05-15T14:48:01.563

9 When do you use this expression 'I am not a fan of ' 2015-11-26T04:50:39.667

9 A situation where your friend or your neighbor offend you, that you wish to have no more interaction with them 2018-07-18T10:42:29.457

9 What does the expression "right on the tip of my tongue" mean? 2019-05-10T07:57:16.823

9 I'll think of something / I'll make something up 2020-05-31T19:37:31.717

8 "What's up with him?" vs. "What's with him?" 2013-02-04T09:52:02.550

8 An adjective to describe a pregnant woman's swollen belly? 2014-12-31T20:17:02.077

8 Can I start a sentence with "By any chance"? 2015-06-06T21:58:54.817

8 Is "fugazi" an English word? 2015-06-13T19:25:13.183

8 What does an expression "there + a verb" mean? 2015-11-24T18:53:12.167

8 What do you call it when someone searches through your stuff? 2015-12-07T16:29:00.717

8 Explanation of "does there exist"? 2016-05-23T14:06:18.767

8 What is the proper way to ask someone if we still meeting tomorrow? 2016-06-02T21:48:11.320

8 Is there any expressions related to eyes which means extremely tired in English? 2016-09-21T11:56:55.730

8 I can't take you anywhere! 2017-05-19T18:41:33.397

8 When I decided to stop saying something 2018-01-22T16:43:48.363

7 Expression similar to "I went past some point" 2013-02-10T12:12:45.410

7 I hope you'll recover 2013-09-26T15:07:58.260

7 Difference and usage between "I dare say" and "dare I say it" 2014-04-09T16:11:14.893

7 In the long run or In the long term 2017-02-01T20:07:08.880

7 Omission of the subject for friendliness? 2017-11-25T23:12:18.083

7 Does a native speaker say "recharge oneself"? 2018-10-07T12:11:53.230

6 what to say when internet is very fast/slow? 2013-08-22T16:04:17.970

6 Don't take this (or that?) the wrong way 2014-05-11T16:09:11.770

6 How strong is the tone of like or dislike in the phrase "not too fond of"? 2014-10-24T07:34:22.843

6 To look "forced" 2014-11-20T16:33:06.127

6 Why do native speakers use "vent your anger" rather than "erase your anger"? 2014-12-03T08:20:51.157

6 The answer "I don't think so" to the question "How is he?" 2014-12-21T08:19:27.000

6 "What time is it" versus "what is the time" 2015-01-28T17:08:59.350

6 "So am I" or "So do I"? 2015-03-13T14:12:36.597

6 Why are lakes called "Lake Soandso" but seas are called "Soandso Sea"? 2015-03-21T20:20:51.437

6 Is 'swim in the soup ' a common expression for English native-speakers? 2015-12-09T04:20:06.277

6 It is better to~ vs It is better off~ 2016-03-14T02:02:19.350

6 What does 'thrown off his mojo' mean? 2017-04-01T13:13:04.023

6 Is it natural to write "You must read the book, as must your brother"? 2017-06-24T17:59:46.473

6 What's the most common way to say a nurse/doctor is giving you medical attention? 2017-07-10T14:10:55.503

6 Can I use "if any" in this sentence? 2018-12-12T13:09:48.160

6 Is it correct to say "I was mistaking it with something"? 2018-12-19T12:06:57.070

6 “in the meanwhile” vs. “in the meantime” 2020-04-22T19:43:22.323

5 What image lies behind the expression "Take a bow"? 2013-03-07T22:36:30.263

5 Using the "neither ... nor" construct for different group of objects 2013-03-26T07:51:59.980

5 "Please look straight. Do not turn your body to the side." 2013-10-22T16:06:35.860

5 The meaning of "still-beating" 2013-11-16T10:19:33.097

5 What does "crossroads friends" mean? 2014-03-30T10:03:28.840

5 Proverb request: too much of something makes its value decrease or disappear 2014-04-26T15:07:26.290

5 What does “quite a” (as in “He’s quite a guy”) mean, and when should one use it? 2014-08-03T14:38:35.763

5 I'm next to certain that 2014-08-10T20:08:19.717

5 Why does "will" go before a noun in this sentence? 2015-01-03T17:39:34.763

5 Why does he say, "Shame I can't say the same ..."? 2015-04-18T12:13:02.640

5 'these five years' vs. 'the last/past five years' 2015-07-01T09:13:49.753

5 The connotation of the expression "Jack of all trades, master of none" 2015-10-28T17:58:38.827

5 How to say "Let me take you for a ride" without indicating malice? 2015-11-24T07:46:45.130

5 “A cold cup of tea” VS “a cup of cold tea” 2015-12-16T05:34:21.487

5 "Giving the end" of sellotape 2016-01-09T12:32:55.423

5 How can you express when somebody makes a claim more solid? 2016-01-12T19:08:06.690

5 What is the meaning of 'playing hard to get'? 2016-01-27T15:51:20.973

5 What expression should I use in these situations? 2016-02-21T01:10:02.090

5 How do we ask someone to describe their personality? 2016-10-17T13:58:06.857