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

Improve Your English With These 10 Brilliant British Sayings and Phrases

Improve Your English With These 10 Brilliant British Sayings and Phrases

Every language surely has some phrases that often don’t translate well, and the British tongue has some absolute corkers.

Ronny Okumu
Ronny Okumu
English
What is the Boogeyman in Different Cultures Across the Globe?

What is the Boogeyman in Different Cultures Across the Globe?

The Boogeyman is a mythical creature from folklore around the world, used by authority figures as a threat to scare naughty children.

Beth Taylor
Beth Taylor
Language Learning
Finding Another Way to Say “Good Luck”

Finding Another Way to Say “Good Luck”

Let’s take a look at various contexts and ways to say good luck to different people in your life.

Valentina Dordevic
Valentina Dordevic
English
Top 15 Scary Words, Creepy Phrases, and Horror Expressions to Use this Halloween

Top 15 Scary Words, Creepy Phrases, and Horror Expressions to Use this Halloween

Halloween calls for specific verbiage. Some of those words you already know and use. In addition to them, here are some less-known—but equally scary—words to enrich your Halloween vocabulary.

Valentina Dordevic
Valentina Dordevic
English
The Meaning and Difference Between “Sincerely Yours” and “Yours Sincerely”

The Meaning and Difference Between “Sincerely Yours” and “Yours Sincerely”

Signing off a letter with “sincerely yours” or “yours sincerely” implies that the contents of the letter are genuine and that you are a trustworthy correspondent.

Beth Taylor
Beth Taylor
English
Red Herring Fallacy—Meaning and Use

Red Herring Fallacy—Meaning and Use

The red herring fallacy is a logical fallacy that allows irrelevant facts to form our opinions about something.

Valentina Dordevic
Valentina Dordevic
English
12 Common Idioms about Learning with Examples

12 Common Idioms about Learning with Examples

Although we’ve found hundreds of school idioms and idioms for learning in general, we’ve selected the 12 most commonly used nowadays.

Milena Lazova
Milena Lazova
English
The Meaning of the Phrase “Moot Point”

The Meaning of the Phrase “Moot Point”

In American English, a moot point is a completely unrelated issue to the main subject of discussion. In British English, on the other hand, a moot point is simply a debatable issue.

Valentina Dordevic
Valentina Dordevic
English
Milena Lazova

I'm an ESL teacher with over 7 years of experience in providing original content. I really like writing educational articles which may help others learn some aspects of English.

Valentina Dordevic

Hello! My name is Valentina. Book digesting is my specialty. I transform book ideas into easy-to-follow summaries, articles, study guides, reviews, essays, analyses, slides, or e-books.

Beth Taylor

Hello! My name is Beth. I'm from France. I'm a French and English native speaker and I really like writing.