English is a very idiomatic language. This makes it very difficult for foreign speakers of English as the meaning is not always obvious, even from the context. My advice is to avoid using them unless you are totally sure of… Read More ›
This is used if you spent your holiday or a break doing something you usually do – like a bus driver going on a bus holiday.
Damning with faint praise means that you praise someone so so slightly and inconsequential that it actually comes across as more of an insult. For example if someone says ‘you hardly noticed your beer belly in that outfit’.
This word came up today with the Greek ‘haircut’ package in the media. An economic haircut is defined in several ways here http://financial-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/haircut
… the term caused much hilarity in class today. ‘bingo wings’ is the English equivalent of gäddhäng