live (from) hand to mouth (a hand-to-mouth existence) Live with only just enough money to eat and nothing for extras.
TLC (Tender Loving Care) Considerate and kindly care of someone or something that needs it.
at large (Especially of a criminal or dangerous animal) Free, escaped or not yet captured.
a hat trick Three successes of the same kind in a limited period, especially in cricket, football, rugby, baseball and ice hockey.
Do you know the missing verbs? Try without any help, and then choose from the list below if you get stuck! Remember you might need to change the verb form to fit the sentence, e.g. past simple. 1) The Rubik’s Cube puzzle really ________ ON in the 1970s. (became popular) 2) I don’t think the […]
Do you know the meaning of these common slang words and expressions? Try googling them! Then check the answers below. 1) A quid 2) A brolly 3) A bloke 4) A nap/to have a nap 5) legless (adjective) 6) skint (adjective) 7) the bee’s knees 8) to have a natter 9) chuffed (adjective) 10) A […]
hear something on the grapevine Hear some news (often gossip) from someone who heard it from somebody else.
be on a hiding to nothing Try to do something when it is impossible for you to succeed.
‘have (or ‘get’) the munchies’ (Informal, British English) have a sudden desire to eat something
‘MONEY makes the world go round’, as we say in English….or is it ‘the root of all evil’? Whatever you think, it’s important to know some of the key words related to money and finance. Can you complete the words below? 1) My salary goes directly into my c_____t account every month. 2) Most people […]