The English We Speak

Every week, we look at a different everyday English phrase or piece of slang in this fun three-minute programme. From BBC World Service

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02pc9zn

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To pull the wool over someone's eyes


Here's a phrase about preventing someone from discovering something.


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Take the rough with the smooth


Learn an expression about experiencing bad things to enable you to enjoy good things.


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Hard-nosed


What is a hard-nosed person like? Find out in this episode of The English We Speak.


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To have a soft spot


How do you feel if you really like something or someone? This phrase might help you.


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To make a song and dance (about something)


If things don't go your way, how can singing and dancing help?


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Giant killer


Here's a phrase to describe the success of a small team.


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 2019-02-12  3m
 
 

A shock to the system


A sudden and unpleasant change can come as a shock. Learn a phrase to describe this.


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 2019-02-05  2m
 
 

From pillar to post


Moving from place to place can be chaotic. Learn a phrase to describe the situation


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 2019-01-29  2m
 
 

Small talk


Here's a phrase that describes making informal conversation about not much.


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 2019-01-22  2m
 
 

A bright spark


Here's a clever expression that can describe someone doing something stupid.


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 2019-01-15  2m