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Idiom of the day: Rub it in

Average: 3.6 (12 votes)

rub it in

This cartoon is based on the idiom, rub it in.

rub it in - if someone rubs it in, they keep talking about something or doing something that makes you upset or embarrassed.

"We all know she made a mistake, but you don't have to rub it in."

Phrasal Verb: Give Up

Average: 3 (5 votes)

The phrasal verb give up can mean 'to surrender' i.e. to stop trying and admit defeat.

It can be used when we can't answer a quiz/test question someone asks us.

Phrasal Verb: Put Down

Average: 3.6 (13 votes)

put down

Put down: Stop holding
"Slowly put down the gun and keep your hands where I can see them."
"She finished reading the newspaper and put it down on the table."

We use can't put something down as an idiom to describe something we are reading that is so interesting that we don't want to stop reading it.

Word of the Day: Bottle

Average: 3.7 (12 votes)

bottle

In British slang the word bottle means courage or bravery. So if you have bottle you are brave and are willing to take risks and do dangerous things. Check out these example sentences:

Give someone a lift

Average: 3.3 (30 votes)

rash

Today we take a look at two meanings of the expression, give someone a lift:

Give someone a lift: to provide transportation for someone e.g. take someone somewhere in your car. Give someone a 'ride' is also used:

Idiom of the day: Stand in the way of someone / something

Average: 3.8 (9 votes)

rash

Phrasal Verb - Get Over

Average: 3.9 (15 votes)

rash

Word of the Day - Rash

Average: 3.9 (9 votes)

rash


 

This cartoon looks at the double meaning of the word rash.

rash: (noun) a skin problem that results in a lot of small red spots on the skin. Rashes are often caused by allergies.
"She got a rash on her arms after touching the cat. She must be allergic to them."

Phrasal verb of the day: Strike Out

Average: 3.9 (9 votes)

strike

This month's cartoon looks at the phrasal verb strike out.

Strike has a few meanings, let's take a look at two.

Strike: To hit or attack someone using force in a violent way.
"Be very careful, some snakes can strike faster than human eyes can follow!"

Idiom of the day: Lips are Sealed

Average: 3.9 (9 votes)

his lips are sealed

Today's cartoon is about the idiom someone's lips are sealed:

When you promise to keep something a secret you say my lips are sealed. It's something you say to let someone know that you will not tell anyone else what they have just told you.
"Don't worry, Joseph. I won't tell anyone what you told me. My lips are sealed."