English Expressions

8a8bc6ad anonymous 2016-06-09 15:07
It's not my line : I won't dare to do it
57a1ed25 anonymous 2016-06-23 19:41
take off : get divorced (This sounds so new I wonder if it is yet to be used commonly.)
ffffce0e anonymous 2016-09-09 16:50
A Beninese insisted that people avoid the passive voice in daily conversation in English, but I strongly doubt what he said. At least, Americans say things like, "I was given a gift." And it cannot be replaced by "I received a gift."
dfccb89e anonymous 2016-10-12 21:21

That must be Beninese English.
8bee93a3 anonymous 2016-12-02 23:38
scare the hell out of ~ : scare ~ extremely
21f18cf2 anonymous 2016-12-09 11:15
a big dog : an important person
2672aa0b anonymous 2016-12-18 12:38
(v) walk out on : abandon | dump
1b1dd409 anonymous 2017-02-08 14:54
opponent : also, someone being talked to
f1bd394a anonymous 2017-02-13 15:14
for like an hour : for about an hour
51f6f993 anonymous 2017-02-13 15:19
play the shit down : say something ridiculous or meaningless
45c5ba00 anonymous 2017-02-13 15:34
(v) play along = adjust oneself in a viable way
e63f368a anonymous 2017-02-19 13:50
for kicks : for fun

(v) be lunch : be doomed or dead
db6578ee anonymous 2017-02-22 09:43
(v) check out the ~ situation : go and see if one will be able to borrow a ~
bec6d181 anonymous 2017-02-22 09:56
would kill to ... = would do just about anything so as to ...
fa3b9681 anonymous 2017-02-22 10:00
... for the taking : ... that one can take or catch
e1c39c9a anonymous 2017-02-23 14:14
An hour or an hour and half tops. : It is an hour or an hour and half at longest.
59da3a49 anonymous 2017-02-23 15:00
a fish head : a fool
fdb3e1d3 anonymous 2017-02-23 15:04
a stoner : a drug addict
c501e0ff anonymous 2017-03-04 14:53
If you trump what someone has said or done, you beat it by saying or doing something else that seems better.
5c10ee05 anonymous 2017-03-24 17:52
"Curiosity killed the cat":warn of the dangers of "unnecessary" investigation or experimentation

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