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English Expression: Put it to Bed

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“Put it to Bed!” is a common way to say, perhaps not too politely, that it is time to leave that subject behind, to not worry about something anymore. Sometimes, for example, someone may get annoyed that his friend keeps … Continue reading

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English Expression: Before You Know it

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“Before you know it” is an English expression that means that something will happen very fast – perhaps faster than expected. It often is used for people doing something, for example “before you know it, he was gone”, “before you … Continue reading

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English Expression: Rise to the Occasion

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“Whenever Joe is called to cook for his family and friends he always rises to the occasion.” The English expression rise to the occasion is a good way to say that someone is known to do a very good job when … Continue reading

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English Expression: Been Around the Block

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When you would like to say that you have a lot of experience, perhaps even too much experience, with something or someone, you can say that you have “been around the block.” Literally this refers to having walked or driven … Continue reading

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English Expression: Freaked Out

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My understanding of the term “freaked out” is that it originated in the 1960’s, when people tended to take drugs which could cause people to “freak out”, or act very strangely or uncontrollably. The word “freak” by itself can refer … Continue reading

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