626 - It escapes me
A phrase about forgetting something
Tue, 21 Jun 2022
625 - Onboarding
Starting a new job means becoming familiar with new duties!
Mon, 13 Jun 2022
624 - Thereby hangs a tale
When there is more to say....
Mon, 06 Jun 2022
623 - The royal treatment
Are you ready to feel like a king or a queen?
Tue, 31 May 2022
622 - Tell me about it
Sometimes people say something that you can’t help but agree with. Learn a new phrase.
Tue, 24 May 2022
621 - Creatively bankrupt
Do you ever feel like your creativity just vanishes? Here's a phrase for that situation.
Tue, 17 May 2022
620 - As if
A phrase to use when someone says something that is ridiculous or blatantly untrue.
Tue, 10 May 2022
619 - Bad hair day
How are you looking today? Could you be having a bad hair day?
Wed, 04 May 2022
618 - 'Ish' - The English We Speak
Make the English you speak sound more natural
Tue, 03 May 2022
617 - Promises, promises
Learn a new expression about not believing someone’s promises.
Tue, 19 Apr 2022
616 - Not see hide nor hair
Sometimes it’s impossible to find someone. Here's a phrase to use in this situation.
Tue, 12 Apr 2022
615 - A curate's egg
Learn an odd expression which means something is a little good but mainly bad
Tue, 05 Apr 2022
614 - That'll be the day
Learn a phrase about things that are unlikely to happen.
Tue, 29 Mar 2022
613 - Gathering dust
What’s gathering dust in your house?
Tue, 22 Mar 2022
612 - Easier said than done
Talking about doing things can be easy, but doing them can be a bit more complicated.
Tue, 15 Mar 2022
611 - The plot thickens
A phrase for when a situation becomes more mysterious.
Tue, 08 Mar 2022
610 - All at sea
Discover more about this nautical phrase in The English We Speak.
Tue, 01 Mar 2022
609 - Don't mind me
If you want tell someone to ignore what you’re doing, what can you say?
Tue, 22 Feb 2022
608 - Cramp my style
Who’s cramping your style?
Tue, 15 Feb 2022
607 - You couldn't make it up
Learn an expression for unbelievable events.
Tue, 08 Feb 2022
606 - Cool cat
Do you know someone who is really hip and trendy?
Tue, 01 Feb 2022
605 - There's nothing to it
Sometimes we do things that are simple. Learn an 'easy' phrase to describe this.
Tue, 25 Jan 2022
604 - As sick as a parrot
Learn a phrase about disappointment.
Tue, 18 Jan 2022
603 - Eke out
We have the perfect phrase to describe making the most of what you’ve got left.
Thu, 13 Jan 2022
602 - Say no more
Learn a phrase about understanding someone.
Tue, 04 Jan 2022
601 - Scrub up well
Learn a phrase about making a special effort to dress smartly.
Tue, 28 Dec 2021
600 - You shouldn't have
Learn a phrase to show surprise when receiving a gift
Tue, 21 Dec 2021
599 - Not looking too clever
If someone’s 'not looking too clever', are we doubting their intelligence?
Tue, 14 Dec 2021
598 - Not like the sound of something
Don't like what you hear? Say it with this expression!
Tue, 07 Dec 2021
597 - I'll give you that
Learn what to say when you agree with someone about some or all of what they said.
Tue, 30 Nov 2021
596 - Another string to your bow
Learn a phrase about having an additional skill.
Tue, 23 Nov 2021
595 - Clap back
When someone criticises something you’ve done, what do you do?
Tue, 16 Nov 2021
594 - Talk through your hat
Learn a phrase about talking nonsense.
Tue, 09 Nov 2021
593 - Quote ... unquote
An expression for when we want to repeat exactly what someone has said.
Tue, 02 Nov 2021
592 - Not a patch on something
Learn an expression for when something is far worse than something else.
Tue, 26 Oct 2021
591 - No cap
Do you know someone who always tells the truth?
Tue, 19 Oct 2021
590 - Moreish
An expression you can use to talk food you can't resist.
Tue, 12 Oct 2021
589 - A legend in one's lifetime
Do you know a famous living person? Here’s a phrase to describe them.
Mon, 04 Oct 2021
588 - Live rent-free in one's head
What or who do you think about all the time?
Tue, 28 Sep 2021
587 - Now you're talking
Learn how to show that you like someone’s idea.
Tue, 21 Sep 2021
586 - Hits different
Here’s the expression you can use to talk about something special.
Tue, 14 Sep 2021
585 - Extra
Learn an expression to describe how exaggerated some people are.
Tue, 07 Sep 2021
584 - Zhuzh
Do you want to make something more interesting by changing it slightly?
Tue, 31 Aug 2021
583 - Lo and behold
Learn an expression to introduce a surprising part of a story.
Tue, 24 Aug 2021
582 - Bigwig
Here’s an expression to describe an important and powerful person.
Tue, 17 Aug 2021
581 - Cringe
A word for when you want to say that something is really embarrassing.
Tue, 10 Aug 2021
580 - It’s the … for me
Learn an expression to talk about why you love or hate something.
Thu, 05 Aug 2021
579 - Obvs
Some things are obvious but maybe this word isn’t. Listen to the programme.
Tue, 27 Jul 2021
578 - Down / Up for something
If there is something you are interested in doing now, we have an expression for you.
Tue, 20 Jul 2021
577 - Savage
Learn a new meaning of the word 'savage'.
Tue, 13 Jul 2021
576 - Lit
Learn an informal word to say something is amazing.
Tue, 06 Jul 2021
575 - Yikes!
Learn an informal word to express shock.
Tue, 29 Jun 2021
574 - YOLO
Do you live for the moment?
Tue, 22 Jun 2021
573 - Vibe
If you want to say something has a good aura, we have an expression you can use.
Tue, 15 Jun 2021
572 - Noob
Do you know what to call someone who’s new to something or very inexperienced?
Tue, 08 Jun 2021
571 - Adulting
Learn a word to describe behaving like an adult.
Tue, 01 Jun 2021
570 - Push back
Learn a phrase about delaying things.
Tue, 18 May 2021
569 - The CEO of
If you want to say you’re the best at something, you could use this expression!
Tue, 11 May 2021
568 - Zip it!
We all like to talk, but some people don’t know when to stop.
Tue, 04 May 2021
567 - Botch job
What do you call a job badly done?
Tue, 27 Apr 2021
566 - It slaps!
What do you think is absolutely amazing?
Tue, 20 Apr 2021
565 - Have a lot of plates spinning
A phrase about having a lot of things to do.
Tue, 13 Apr 2021
564 - Pizzazz
Do a lot of people remark on how glamorous you are?
Tue, 06 Apr 2021
563 - Oomph
A word to describe someone with charm and energy!
Tue, 30 Mar 2021
562 - Snap up
If you snap up something, you get it quickly or immediately and usually with enthusiasm.
Tue, 23 Mar 2021
561 - Nothingburger
Describing something insignificant
Tue, 16 Mar 2021
560 - Awesomesauce
Learn a new informal word to describe something amazing.
Tue, 09 Mar 2021
559 - Clout
Learn an expression about having influence.
Tue, 02 Mar 2021
558 - GOAT
'GOAT' is used to talk about things or people that we think are the best.
Tue, 23 Feb 2021
557 - Workation
'Workation' is a combination of the words 'work' and 'vacation'.
Tue, 16 Feb 2021
556 - Moonshot
Learn an expression used to describe an experimental project.
Tue, 09 Feb 2021
555 - Slap-bang
Learn a phrase to describe an exact position.
Tue, 02 Feb 2021
554 - Sadfishing
A word used when someone exaggerates their emotional problems to get attention.
Tue, 26 Jan 2021
553 - Mic drop
Roy and Feifei teach you a new English expression.
Tue, 19 Jan 2021
552 - Tone deaf
Learn when 'tone deaf' has nothing to do with music...
Tue, 12 Jan 2021
551 - 'A' game
Sometimes people need to be on top form and do their best work.
Tue, 05 Jan 2021
550 - Frontliner
We describe nurses and doctors who have been working on the frontline
Mon, 28 Dec 2020
549 - On fleek
From eyebrows to clothes, when they look good we like to say so.
Tue, 15 Dec 2020
548 - Contact tracing
Learn vocabulary related to the coronavirus pandemic.
Tue, 08 Dec 2020
547 - Key worker
Someone who has become more important than ever during the coronavirus pandemic.
Tue, 01 Dec 2020
546 - Sharenting
Don't share too many photos of your children!
Tue, 24 Nov 2020
545 - Plastic footprint
It's similar to 'carbon footprint', but this focuses on your plastic usage.
Tue, 17 Nov 2020
544 - Spoiler alert!
A warning when we're going to reveal part of the story of a film, book or TV series.
Tue, 10 Nov 2020
543 - Listicle
Find out more about a portmanteau that combines the words 'list' and 'article'.
Mon, 02 Nov 2020
542 - Doomscrolling
Learn a word about the addiction to looking at depressing news on social media.
Tue, 27 Oct 2020
541 - Crowdsourcing
Learn a word that might be useful when you’re developing an idea and need help.
Tue, 20 Oct 2020
540 - One step at a time
When you’re trying something new, it’s best not to rush.
Tue, 13 Oct 2020
539 - Bog-standard
How do you describe something that is standard, ordinary and nothing special?
Tue, 06 Oct 2020
538 - A wake-up call
Learn this expression: it's a warning sign!
Tue, 29 Sep 2020
537 - Climate emergency
Find out more about this expression and learn things you can do to help the planet.
Tue, 22 Sep 2020
536 - Thirsty
A word for social media attention-seekers!
Tue, 15 Sep 2020
535 - Vanilla
Learn a word that can be used to describe something that is basic or bland.
Tue, 08 Sep 2020
534 - Roast
Learn the other meaning of the word 'roast'.
Tue, 01 Sep 2020
533 - Sticking point
A 'sticking point' is an issue or a problem in a negotiation that blocks an agreement.
Tue, 25 Aug 2020
532 - Flatten the curve
Learn language to talk about the coronavirus pandemic.
Tue, 18 Aug 2020
531 - Living in a bubble
Do you know someone who's a bit sheltered from the problems of the world?
Tue, 11 Aug 2020
530 - Cancelled
Learn the new meaning of the word 'cancelled'.
Tue, 04 Aug 2020
529 - New normal
Learn a new expression that describes our new way of life.
Tue, 28 Jul 2020
528 - Slippery slope
Learn how to describe a situation that is getting worse and might end in disaster.
Tue, 21 Jul 2020
527 - Throw shade
Learn an expression about criticism.
Tue, 14 Jul 2020
526 - Bite the bullet
Learn an English expression with bite!
Tue, 07 Jul 2020
525 - Blended working
A mix of home and office working has led to a new English expression.
Tue, 30 Jun 2020
524 - JOMO
Have you ever felt like turning off your phone and not doing something social?
Tue, 23 Jun 2020
523 - Furlough
Not a new word, but it’s more commonly used recently due to the coronavirus crisis.
Tue, 16 Jun 2020
522 - Spill the tea
Are you a gossip? You'll love this expression.
Tue, 09 Jun 2020
521 - Flexing
What word can you use to describe people who show off? Find out with Roy and Feifei.
Tue, 02 Jun 2020
520 - Salty
Why are people saying 'salty'? Find out with Feifei and Roy.
Tue, 26 May 2020
519 - Skeleton crew
An expression for when there aren't many people working.
Tue, 19 May 2020
518 - Lowkey
A word used to describe something you love doing, but are embarrassed to tell people.
Tue, 12 May 2020
517 - Live for something
Learn a phrase for things that excite you!
Tue, 05 May 2020
516 - Cabin fever
Some people suffer from this experience.Find out what it means.
Tue, 28 Apr 2020
515 - Bang on about something
Do you know someone who talks about something so much that it gets annoying?
Tue, 21 Apr 2020
514 - Fire
Everyone knows what fire is, don't they? Think again! Roy and Feifei teach a new meaning.
Tue, 14 Apr 2020
513 - Running on fumes
What can you say when you have no energy? Learn a new English expression!
Tue, 07 Apr 2020
512 - Sheeple
Follow the crowd and learn a new English expression!
Tue, 31 Mar 2020
511 - Hater
Learn a phrase to describe a negative attitude.
Tue, 17 Mar 2020
510 - Talk shop
If you have to talk about work even when you’re not doing it, this is the phrase for you!
Tue, 10 Mar 2020
509 - Snackable
Learn an expression to describe short online content that you can snack on!
Tue, 03 Mar 2020
508 - A memory like a sieve
Are you forgetful? This expression is for you!
Tue, 25 Feb 2020
507 - Nomophobia
Got a fear of not using your mobile phone? Here's how to describe your condition.
Tue, 18 Feb 2020
506 - Peacocking
Rob and Feifei explain the true meaning of this animal-related phrase.
Tue, 11 Feb 2020
505 - Kick into the long grass
If you want to delay doing something, where do you kick it?! We have the answer here.
Tue, 04 Feb 2020
504 - Rat race
The Year of the Rat is here – so Neil has decided to dedicate his life to work.
Tue, 28 Jan 2020
503 - Microworker
What's a 'microworker'? May be you are one!
Tue, 21 Jan 2020
502 - Serial returner
Learn a phrase about exchanging clothes.
Tue, 14 Jan 2020
501 - Talk the talk
Neil can talk the talk, but does he know what he's talking about?
Tue, 07 Jan 2020
500 - Out with the old, in with the new
As 2020 approaches, learn a phrase to describe what you can do at this time of year.
Mon, 30 Dec 2019
499 - The more the merrier
It’s Christmas and time to party. Learn a phrase that means more people equals more fun!
Mon, 23 Dec 2019
498 - Take one for the team
Are you the kind of person who makes sacrifices for others?
Tue, 17 Dec 2019
497 - Mind your Ps and Qs
Learn an English expression about being polite.
Tue, 10 Dec 2019
496 - Dad dancing
Swing those arms, shake those hips! Is this the latest dance trend?
Tue, 03 Dec 2019
495 - Big data
‘Big data’ is a hot term these days, but do you know what it means? Learn here.
Tue, 26 Nov 2019
494 - Punch above your weight
It sounds violent, but this phrase might surprise you!
Tue, 19 Nov 2019
493 - Social media influencer
You know all about social media, but ... what is a social media influencer? Learn here.
Tue, 12 Nov 2019
492 - Goldilocks
A fairy tale with a new meaning
Tue, 05 Nov 2019
491 - Ghosting
Is someone ignoring all of your calls and messages? Maybe you are being ghosted!
Tue, 29 Oct 2019
490 - Slow TV
Learn about the TV trend that urges you to relax, slow down and chill out.
Tue, 22 Oct 2019
489 - Tiger mother
Trying to help your kids succeed in life? These mothers have a strong idea of what to do!
Tue, 15 Oct 2019
488 - Buzzkill
A phrase for when something spoils your fun.
Tue, 08 Oct 2019
487 - Buyer's remorse
Have you ever regretted an expensive purchase? This is the phrase for you!
Tue, 01 Oct 2019
486 - Freecycle
When you don't want to sell, freecycle! Learn what it means.
Tue, 24 Sep 2019
485 - Carbon footprint
Love to travel but worried about the environment? Here's a phrase for you to use.
Tue, 17 Sep 2019
484 - To cough up
When is a cough not a cough? We teach you a money-related phrase.
Tue, 10 Sep 2019
483 - Brain fade
We teach you a phrase that's worth remembering!
Tue, 03 Sep 2019
482 - Fib
We won’t teach you to lie, but you will learn how to use the word ‘fib’.
Tue, 27 Aug 2019
481 - Hot under the collar
Cool off and learn this phrase with us.
Tue, 20 Aug 2019
480 - Eat your heart out
Learn a humorous phrase about being the best!
Tue, 13 Aug 2019
479 - Across
When is 'across' not a preposition?
Tue, 06 Aug 2019
478 - Fat chance
Learn an expression about likelihood.
Tue, 30 Jul 2019
477 - Milk it
A phrase about taking advantage of a situation to gain sympathy or respect
Tue, 23 Jul 2019
476 - To cherry-pick
We’ve picked the best phrase for you to learn!
Tue, 16 Jul 2019
475 - To fight tooth and nail
Learn a phrase about working hard to get just what you want.
Tue, 09 Jul 2019
474 - It's a small world
Learn an expression about coincidences.
Tue, 02 Jul 2019
473 - Vanish into thin air
Learn an expression about disappearing
Tue, 25 Jun 2019
472 - Get the short straw
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
471 - Soft skills
These are job skills needed to deal with the public, and very much in demand.
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
469 - Clever clogs
Will wearing new shoes make Feifei more intelligent? Join her and Rob in this programme.
Tue, 28 May 2019
468 - Couch surfing
Looking for a sofa to sleep on? Learn a phrase to describe your actions.
Tue, 21 May 2019
467 - Like riding a bike
Learn an English expression about skills we never forget.
Tue, 14 May 2019
466 - On fire
Can you be on fire without any flames?
Tue, 07 May 2019
464 - Dead
If something is 'dead good' is that a positive or negative thing?
Tue, 23 Apr 2019
463 - Give someone the runaround
A phrase about being unhelpful.
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
462 - Laughing all the way to the bank
When can going to the bank be funny? We've got a phrase that will leave you laughing.
Tue, 09 Apr 2019
461 - The joke is on you
Find out more about a seriously funny English phrase.
Tue, 02 Apr 2019
460 - Keep a lid on it
Learn the right English phrase about having to put a stop to something.
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
459 - To pull the wool over someone's eyes
Here's a phrase about preventing someone from discovering something.
Tue, 19 Mar 2019
458 - Take the rough with the smooth
Learn an expression about experiencing bad things to enable you to enjoy good things.
Tue, 12 Mar 2019
457 - Hard-nosed
What is a hard-nosed person like? Find out in this episode of The English We Speak.
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
456 - To have a soft spot
How do you feel if you really like something or someone? This phrase might help you.
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
455 - To make a song and dance (about something)
If things don't go your way, how can singing and dancing help?
Tue, 19 Feb 2019
454 - Giant killer
Here's a phrase to describe the success of a small team.
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
453 - A shock to the system
A sudden and unpleasant change can come as a shock. Learn a phrase to describe this.
Tue, 05 Feb 2019
452 - From pillar to post
Moving from place to place can be chaotic. Learn a phrase to describe the situation
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
451 - Small talk
Here's a phrase that describes making informal conversation about not much.
Tue, 22 Jan 2019
450 - A bright spark
Here's a clever expression that can describe someone doing something stupid.
Tue, 15 Jan 2019
449 - To be all downhill
Rob's done all his work! Find out here if it's all downhill until the weekend for him.
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
448 - Fireworks
Learn a New Year-related expression
Tue, 01 Jan 2019
447 - To have all your Christmases come at once
An expression for when you have good fortune
Fri, 28 Dec 2018
446 - It's the thought that counts
Learn a polite thing to say when you receive a bad present.
Tue, 18 Dec 2018
445 - Digital detox
Learn this very modern expression.
Tue, 11 Dec 2018
444 - It leaves a bad taste in your mouth
How can a tasty meal leave a bad taste?
Tue, 04 Dec 2018
443 - Pea-souper
Is it a meal or a type of weather?
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
442 - Throw in the towel
Learn a phrase about giving up.
Tue, 20 Nov 2018
441 - A walk in the park
Is walking in the park easy? It can be if you learn this phrase!
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
440 - Dumbphone
Learn a new name for old tech
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
439 - No fear
Are you ready for Halloween?
Tue, 30 Oct 2018
438 - Something to chew on
Feifei gives Neil something to chew on
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
437 - Waffle on
Not all waffling is good!
Tue, 16 Oct 2018
436 - Skew-whiff
Describe something that isn't straight.
Tue, 09 Oct 2018
435 - Play a blinder
Tue, 02 Oct 2018
434 - Miffed
Has someone annoyed you? Use this word.
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
432 - Humblebrag
Brag if you must - just don’t humblebrag! Find out what that means with Rob and Feifei.
Tue, 18 Sep 2018
431 - Out of your depth
A phrase for when you're struggling to do something.
Tue, 11 Sep 2018
430 - At the drop of a hat
What would Rob do at the drop of a hat? Find out more about this expression
Tue, 28 Feb 2017
429 - Mardy
Tue, 04 Sep 2018
426 - Curry favour
Learn a spicy expression.
Tue, 28 Aug 2018
422 - Take the biscuit
A sweet phrase for irritating behaviour.
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
420 - Step on it
Do you need someone to go faster? Use this informal phrase.
Tue, 14 Aug 2018
417 - Ping
When does the word 'ping' not make a sound? Find out in this programme.
Tue, 07 Aug 2018
412 - Crunch time
When the time comes to make an important decision, what do you say?
Tue, 31 Jul 2018
410 - Have a pop
Learn a phrase about having a go at something
Tue, 24 Jul 2018
407 - A necessary evil
Can you accept something you don't like?
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
405 - If the cap fits
Learn an expression about accepting criticism
Tue, 10 Jul 2018
403 - Close, but no cigar
Why is Neil trying to smoke a cigar in the studio? Learn an English expression about almost succeeding
Tue, 27 Sep 2016
401 - My bad
Learn a phrase about accepting blame
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
399 - To have a good nose (for something)
Rob and Feifei sniff out a new phrase to learn
Tue, 26 Jun 2018
396 - Friends in High Places
Learn a phrase about important people
Tue, 19 Jun 2018
392 - Catch-22
Learn an expression for a no-win situation.
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
389 - Let the dust settle
Learn a phrase about allowing a situation to become calm again
Tue, 05 Jun 2018
388 - Nothing to shout about
Learn a phrase about not saying much
Tue, 29 May 2018
387 - Let sleeping dogs lie
Tue, 22 May 2018
386 - Bleed someone dry
An expression for a financial injury
Tue, 15 May 2018
385 - Small change
A phrase for trivial things
Tue, 08 May 2018
384 - That'll teach you
Learn from what you've done
Tue, 01 May 2018
383 - An old hand
Someone who's skilled and experienced
Tue, 24 Apr 2018
382 - Out of the loop
Learn a phrase about missing out.
Tue, 17 Apr 2018
381 - Rub it in
Learn an expression about enjoying someone's misfortunes.
Tue, 10 Apr 2018
380 - Smombie
Are you a smartphone zombie?
Tue, 03 Apr 2018
379 - Freegan
Are you someone who only eats food that has been wasted or thrown away? Learn a word that describes what you are
Tue, 27 Mar 2018
378 - Barking up the wrong tree
Have you ever made the wrong assumption? Here's a dog-related phrase to describe your actions
Tue, 20 Mar 2018
377 - Cloud cuckoo land
Can you make the impossible possible? This phrase implies you can't but what's it got to do with a cuckoo?
Tue, 13 Mar 2018
376 - A taste of your own medicine
Tue, 06 Mar 2018
375 - Happy-go-lucky
Relaxed about the future? Here's a phrase that might describe your character
Tue, 27 Feb 2018
374 - Whizz-kid
Young, clever and successful: find out a phrase that describes someone like this
Tue, 20 Feb 2018
373 - The best of both worlds
Can you enjoy the advantages of two different situations at the same time? You can if you use this phrase
Tue, 13 Feb 2018
372 - Bone idle
Are you taking it easy or just being lazy? Here's a phrase to describe your condition
Tue, 06 Feb 2018
371 - To cut a long story short
Have you got a story to tell? Here's a phrase about just telling the important bits
Tue, 30 Jan 2018
370 - A thing
Beards have been 'a thing' for a while. Is it now time to shave them off?
Mon, 29 Jan 2018
369 - Just the ticket
Rob and Feifei help teach a phrase to describe something you really want or need
Tue, 23 Jan 2018
368 - Do a runner
Is it time to go? Here's a phrase about avoiding a tricky situation
Tue, 09 Jan 2018
366 - All that jazz
We love slang, idioms, phrases and all that jazz! Learn a new phrase with us
Tue, 26 Dec 2017
365 - Not gonna lie
A phrase to use when you're being brutally honest
Mon, 18 Dec 2017
364 - Up your game
Don't know which one to use? You need to up your emoji game
Tue, 12 Dec 2017
363 - To shout it from the rooftops
Have you heard the good news? This programme has something to shout about!
Tue, 05 Dec 2017
362 - To blow the cobwebs away
No spiders involved. It's time to get lively and learn a new English phrase
Tue, 28 Nov 2017
361 - A knees-up
Want to go to a party? This phrase might help you get an invitation
Tue, 21 Nov 2017
360 - To put someone on the map
Need directions to learn a new English phrase? Here's one about a map and being famous
Tue, 14 Nov 2017
359 - Down in the dumps
Feeling unhappy? Here's a phrase to describe your mood but don't take it too literally!
Tue, 07 Nov 2017
358 - Excuse me!
Rob keeps saying 'excuse me' but what does he really mean? You and Feifei are about to find out the many uses of this phrase
Tue, 31 Oct 2017
357 - A sting in the tail
Rob's become a bee keeper but there's something more unpleasant to this hobby than being stung. Find out how a sting in the tail doesn't just come from bees!
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
356 - So done with
Are you doing something very boring? We have just the phrase for you!
Tue, 17 Oct 2017
355 - lolz
You might know the slang expression ‘LOL’, but do you know about ‘lolz’?
Tue, 10 Oct 2017
354 - Have a go
Poor Neil gets a lot of criticism in the programme. Of course, it’s all to help you learn English!
Tue, 03 Oct 2017
353 - About
You know what ‘about’ means, right? But maybe not this extra meaning! Take another look with us
Tue, 26 Sep 2017
352 - Wing it
Learn an informal expression for when you have to improvise
Tue, 19 Sep 2017
351 - Pot luck
Not sure what to expect? Learn a phrase about hoping your choice will turn out ok
Tue, 12 Sep 2017
350 - It beats me
Why does Feifei keep hitting Rob? There could be some confusion about the meaning of today's authentic English phrase. Find out what Rob really means when he says 'it beats me'
Tue, 05 Sep 2017
349 - Jiggery-pokery
Tricks and dishonesty: Learn this phrase before it fools you!
Tue, 29 Aug 2017
348 - Left, right, and centre
If you do something left, right, and centre does that mean you do it everywhere? Rob's being doing just that but what's he been doing it with?
Tue, 22 Aug 2017
347 - Donkey's years
Why has Rob got a donkey in the studio?! It's probably got something with today's authentic English phrase which is about not doing something for a long time
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
346 - Give us a bell
What's that ringing sound? Is it someone giving you a bell? Find out what it all means
Tue, 08 Aug 2017
345 - Echo chamber
Tue, 01 Aug 2017
344 - Snowflake
Tue, 25 Jul 2017
343 - The heat is on
Learn an expression which you can use to say you're under pressure
Tue, 18 Jul 2017
342 - Wet weekend
When can a wet weekend be dry? Find out with another authentic English expression
Tue, 11 Jul 2017
341 - No picnic
Some things in life are hard work. Discover a phrase that describes these situations
Tue, 04 Jul 2017
340 - A busman's holiday
Going on holiday to do your job? What's it got to do with driving a bus?
Tue, 27 Jun 2017
339 - Fuddy-duddy
Old-fashioned and set in your ways? Could you be one of these people?
Tue, 20 Jun 2017
338 - No great shakes
Not impressed by something? Here's an expression that describes what you think
Tue, 13 Jun 2017
337 - Not a sausage
Nothing, absolutely nothing, nothing at all… Not even one little sausage!
Tue, 06 Jun 2017
336 - Long
Not everything in this life is fun. Learn a phrase to describe boring jobs!
Tue, 30 May 2017
335 - Not half
Love pizza? Feifei and Neil bring you a phrase to show how much you enjoy something
Tue, 23 May 2017
334 - All over the shop
Looked everywhere? Learn a phrase about shops that isn’t about shops!
Tue, 16 May 2017
333 - It comes with the territory
Some things have to be expected. Learn a phrase to describe this situation
Tue, 09 May 2017
332 - It won't wash
Heard something unconvincing? Maybe it's time to get out the washing powder!
Tue, 02 May 2017
331 - Jack-of-all-trades
Can you do lots of different things? This could be the phrase to describe you
Tue, 25 Apr 2017
330 - The coast is clear
Doing something you shouldn't? Here's a phrase about not being caught
Tue, 18 Apr 2017
329 - Pull a fast one
Make the English you speak sound more natural
Tue, 11 Apr 2017
328 - Suck it and see
Learn a phrase about having new experiences
Tue, 04 Apr 2017
327 - To cut your teeth
Starting out in a new profession? Here's an expression about gaining experience
Tue, 28 Mar 2017
326 - Shrinkflation
Getting less for your money? Could you be the victim of 'shrinkflation'?
Tue, 21 Mar 2017
325 - La-la land
Is someone making unreasonable requests? Here's where they live
Tue, 14 Mar 2017
324 - A different kettle of fish
Fishing for a phrase? This could be the one for you
Tue, 07 Mar 2017
322 - Brass neck
What does being confident but rude have to do with your neck? Learn an expression that should not be taken literally
Tue, 21 Feb 2017
321 - Reinvent the wheel
Wasting time doing something that's been done before? There's a phrase to explain this
Tue, 14 Feb 2017
320 - Frenemy
Do you have a false friend? In The English We Speak we get to hear how one of Feifei's best friends isn't a friend at all and discover that there's a great word to describe them
Tue, 07 Feb 2017
319 - To be fair
Give both sides of the argument with this phrase
Tue, 31 Jan 2017
318 - On the box
Watching a ‘box’ can’t be very enjoyable, can it?
Tue, 24 Jan 2017
317 - Duck
Learn a phrase you can use that features our feathered friend
Tue, 17 Jan 2017
316 - Bottle
Use this phrase involving bottles when you’re too afraid to do something
Tue, 10 Jan 2017
315 - Got your number
Understanding someone's true intentions
Tue, 03 Jan 2017
313 - Clickbait
Learn a word that describes tempting online links
Tue, 20 Dec 2016
312 - Mash-up
Dan and Feifei are in the studio and Dan has been working on a new music track. Will it be good? Let's find out
Tue, 13 Dec 2016
311 - Air kiss
How do you kiss someone without kissing them? Neil and Feifei explain a word which describes a popular way of greeting and saying goodbye to friends
Tue, 06 Dec 2016
310 - Mansplaining
A word for when a man explains to a woman something in a way which suggests she's stupid.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016
309 - Rolling in it
Neil is rolling on the floor to teach a phrase connected to wealth. Feifei explains
Tue, 22 Nov 2016
308 - Photobomb
Feifei and Sian discuss a word to use when something unexpectedly appears in your photo.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016
307 - Cyberchondriac
Do you look up every symptom on the internet and then imagine you have a serious illness? Here's an expression to describe what you're doing
Tue, 08 Nov 2016
306 - To wash your dirty linen in public
Are you discussing your private life in public? Here's an expression to describe what you're doing
Tue, 01 Nov 2016
305 - Cat got your tongue?
There's a cat about and Feifei's not talking. Learn an expression that questions her quietness
Tue, 25 Oct 2016
304 - It takes two to tango
Neil's doing a partner dance on his own in the studio to help you learn English. Learn an expression which means two people need to accept the blame for a bad situation
Tue, 18 Oct 2016
303 - Knee-jerk reaction
Feifei kicks Neil in the face after he hits her knee with a hammer. It's all to teach you a useful English expression
Tue, 11 Oct 2016
302 - To have an axe to grind
An expression with three related but slightly different meanings connected to strong opinions
Tue, 04 Oct 2016
300 - Get somebody's goat
Neil's goat Fred is a bit smelly but useful for teaching an English expression. Feifei's not happy
Tue, 20 Sep 2016
299 - Bust a gut
Neil's wearing a vest in the studio to teach an expression about effort. Feifei's concerned he'll injure himself
Tue, 13 Sep 2016
298 - Old-school
Feifei has written a letter to her family. Find out why Sian finds this old-school
Tue, 06 Sep 2016
297 - Shedloads
Sian has received lots of emails! Learn another way to say 'lots'
Tue, 30 Aug 2016
296 - Hangry
Sian is irritable today because she skipped breakfast! Learn an adjective to describe people who feel angry when they get hungry
Tue, 23 Aug 2016
295 - To pull something out of the hat
What can you pull out of a hat? Learn an expression that describes doing something that saves the day
Tue, 16 Aug 2016
293 - Off the hook
Are you obliged to do something you can't or don't want to? We teach you what to say
Thu, 04 Aug 2016