Idioms & expressions

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

Please Advise – meaning and use

Please Advise – meaning and use

It’s generally advisable to avoid using “please advise” unless it’s entirely appropriate. Let’s find out how to use “please advise” correctly.

Valentina Dordevic
Valentina Dordevic
English
Halloween is coming: Here are some Halloween words to practise

Halloween is coming: Here are some Halloween words to practise

To be prepared for any form of Halloween, to understand the correct Halloween terms, we have prepared a list for you.

Andre Kern
Andre Kern
English
How do I use the phrase “Touch base” correctly?

How do I use the phrase “Touch base” correctly?

The idiom “touch base” is largely used in the business world. It is a form of expression to tell a person that you would like to make an appointment, aim for a meeting, or arrange a time to meet.

Milena Lazova
Milena Lazova
English
Where does “hold my beer” come from and what’s the meaning of it?

Where does “hold my beer” come from and what’s the meaning of it?

Until the phrase “Hold my beer” became a meme on the internet, it was a characteristic expression in English jokes or used as a statement for silly ideas.

Andre Kern
Andre Kern
English
Indubitably – What does it mean and how to use It?

Indubitably – What does it mean and how to use It?

“Indubitably” means being so certain about something impossible to doubt or question.

Milena Lazova
Milena Lazova
English
Passivity vs. passiveness: is there a difference?

Passivity vs. passiveness: is there a difference?

In order to understand when to use passivity and when passiveness, you first need to know the meaning of “passive”.

Valentina Dordevic
Valentina Dordevic
English
Amongst vs. Among: The Difference

Amongst vs. Among: The Difference

“Among” is usually used in the US (American English), whereas “amongst” is commonly used in Britain (British English).

Geoffrey Mutie
Geoffrey Mutie
English
How to decide whether to use toward or towards?

How to decide whether to use toward or towards?

“Toward” is a word dating back to Old English, where it was a portmanteau of to and -weard, a suffix indicating direction. It existed thus in the developing English language for centuries.

Cecilia Gigliotti
Cecilia Gigliotti
English
Cecilia Gigliotti

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Geoffrey Mutie

My name is Geoffrey! I am constantly looking for new ways to improve my writing skills and my interpersonal skills, which in my opinion help a person be professional.

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.