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Idioms & expressions

Add new idioms and expressions to your vocabulary. Learn how to use them in real-life situations.

7 Useful and Cool English Words You Probably Don’t Know

7 Useful and Cool English Words You Probably Don’t Know

Rambunctious—adjectiveSynonyms: Noisy, unruly, disorderly, energetic, unrestrained Imagine: Kids who have just eaten a lot of sugar. They have too much energy, they are running around, shouting, and acting crazy. Examples:She was tired after spending all afternoon with a classroom of rambunctious preschoolers. Once the puppies reached about 6

Anming Alexander
Anming Alexander
English
The Meaning and Use of “No Good Deed Goes Unpunished”

The Meaning and Use of “No Good Deed Goes Unpunished”

The utility of good deeds has been a trending topic for millennia. People have been expressing their opinions about it for as long as we can trace the history of human thought, worldview, and moral codes.

Valentina Dordevic
Valentina Dordevic
English
Meaning of the Phrase “To Wit,” Its Origin, Synonyms, and Antonyms

Meaning of the Phrase “To Wit,” Its Origin, Synonyms, and Antonyms

“To wit” is a phrase meaning, namely, that is to say. It is an adverb used when you are about to state or give a description of something more precisely.

Kimberly Ann Potts
Kimberly Ann Potts
English
What does “Demeanor” mean?

What does “Demeanor” mean?

Demeanor refers to a person’s overall appearance, attitude, and behavior. It reflects the personal style, but it can also unveil the person’s emotional state and much more.

Valentina Dordevic
Valentina Dordevic
English
“Make due” or “Make do”—Which is the correct form?

“Make due” or “Make do”—Which is the correct form?

Make do is the standard form of the idiom that means “to manage to live without things that you would like to have or with things of a worse quality than you would like” (Cambridge Dictionary).

Valentina Dordevic
Valentina Dordevic
English
Big-Ups: Meaning, Usage, Synonyms, and Examples

Big-Ups: Meaning, Usage, Synonyms, and Examples

To be more precise, big ups, or big-ups, is an idiom that’s considered a bit dated. Learning its origins will help you understand it and remember it more easily.

Valentina Dordevic
Valentina Dordevic
English
What does the expression “You’ve got another think coming” mean?

What does the expression “You’ve got another think coming” mean?

If someone’s got another think coming, it means they’re wrong about something.

Valentina Dordevic
Valentina Dordevic
English
When to use “Leery” or “Wary,” and what’s the difference between them?

When to use “Leery” or “Wary,” and what’s the difference between them?

Leery is an adjective used to show that someone or something is cautious or wary of another person or thing.

Beth Taylor
Beth Taylor
English
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