The English We Speak

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

Yes and no Sept. 13, 2022
Not all answers in life are 'yes' or 'no'. Learn why with this phrase.
Eat your words Sept. 13, 2022
Learn a phrase about being wrong.
Bug someone Sept. 13, 2022
Sometimes people or things just annoy you. Learn a phrase about this.
Willy-nilly Aug. 23, 2022
Learn an informal expression about doing things without planning.
Willy-nilly Aug. 22, 2022
A random phrase
Gnarly Aug. 16, 2022
Do you find something disgusting? Use this word to describe it.
Smash it Aug. 9, 2022
Learn a phrase to give encouragement
A doddle Aug. 2, 2022
Is this phrase easy to learn?
It’s now or never July 26, 2022
Learn how to use ‘it’s now or never’
Happy days July 19, 2022
Learn a phrase to use when you hear good news.
Double down July 12, 2022
Learn a phrase about extra effort.
Game face July 5, 2022
Learn an expression about determination.
Bitten by the bug June 28, 2022
Learn a phrase about becoming interested and excited in doing something.
It escapes me June 21, 2022
A phrase about forgetting something
Onboarding June 13, 2022
Starting a new job means becoming familiar with new duties!
Thereby hangs a tale June 6, 2022
When there is more to say....
The royal treatment May 31, 2022
Are you ready to feel like a king or a queen?
Tell me about it May 24, 2022
Sometimes people say something that you can’t help but agree with. Learn a new phrase.
Creatively bankrupt May 17, 2022
Do you ever feel like your creativity just vanishes? Here's a phrase for that situation.
As if May 10, 2022
A phrase to use when someone says something that is ridiculous or blatantly untrue.