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June 30, 2011 By Angela Boothroyd

If a person has a sweet tooth it means they like eating sweet food very much: they like sugary food such as chocolate, cake, ice-cream and sweet biscuits. Examples of use: 1. My friend Eliza has a sweet tooth and she finds it very difficult to stay slim. 2. I have a sweet tooth and […]

June 30, 2011 By Angela Boothroyd

To clown about (or clown around) is to behave in a silly way.   Examples of use: 1. Jack was clowning around on his skateboard and he fell off and broke his wrist. 2. The children love clowning about in the pool in the summer. 3. Don’t clown around in the office during work time. […]

June 29, 2011 By Angela Boothroyd

1. To dry up is to become dry – to lose water or moisture. If something such as a lake, river or reservoir dries up the water in it disappears, usually because of very hot weather and not much rain.   Examples of use; a) News headline: Fish rescued as rivers dry up in drought […]

June 27, 2011 By Angela Boothroyd

1. To breeze through something is to do something, or succeed at something, very easily or confidently. Informal English. Examples of use: a) He breezed though his English exam. b) She breezed through her driving test. c) Don’t worry, you’ll breeze through your interview. d) She breezes through her housework. 2. To breeze through somewhere […]

June 26, 2011 By Angela Boothroyd

To breeze in / into somewhere is to enter quickly and confidently. This expression is often used to describe people who breeze into somewhere without caring what other people think. Examples of use: 1. She breezed into the room and took over the meeting. 2. Hey! We were watching that: you can’t just breeze in […]

June 24, 2011 By Angela Boothroyd

To confide in somebody is to tell someone your secrets and private feelings because you trust them not to tell other people.   Examples of use: 1. Can I confide in you? 2. I confided in you about my feelings for Marcus, but you told everyone! 3. She always confides in her husband. 4. Be […]

June 22, 2011 By Angela Boothroyd

To ring out is to produce a loud and clear sound. If a sound rings out it is loud and easily audible.   Examples of use: 1.His voice rang out across the room. 2. The sound of gunshots rang out in the night. 3. News headline: Cathedral’s newest bells ring out over Truro. 4. Words […]