1 November

Expressions explained | to be barking up the wrong tree

He thought the boss was annoyed because he hadn’t finished the project yet, but he was barking up the wrong tree. She thinks I can get her the job, but I’m afraid she’s barking up the wrong tree. You’re barking up the wrong tree if you think putting the customer under pressure will achieve anything. To be barking up […]

20 August

WDYT?* Will they catch on?

That’s amazeballs! How adorbs! What a hot mess!** Is that the sort of thing you say all the time? I don’t, but maybe I will in time. They’re among the expressions recently added to the Oxford Dictionary. Other new words centre around television and the internet. Binge-watching is watching multiple episodes of a television series […]

12 June

How good are your English phrases?

Are you up for a challenge? Here’s a quiz from the Huffington Post focussing on everyday English phrases which are often used incorrectly. Not so easy!  I got two wrong – both were US expressions I’d never heard before. Thanks to Gitte Härter for pointing out the quiz.