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March 13, 2011 By Angela Boothroyd

St Patrick’s Day is on March 17th and it is the national day of Ireland. It is a secular celebration, and an important religious festival. It’s a holy day of obligations for Roman Catholics in Ireland, as well as a religious celebration for the Anglican Church of Ireland. St Patrick’s Day has been an official […]

March 3, 2011 By Angela Boothroyd

To flip out is to lose control, or become very excited or very angry. Informal American English   Examples of use: 1. I flipped out when I realized I’d won the lottery. 2. He flipped out when he saw the scratch on his new car. 3. Our teacher flipped out and sent us all home […]

March 2, 2011 By Angela Boothroyd

To be as sick as a parrot about something is to be very disappointed, unhappy or depressed. This expression is British informal English and it is often used in a humorous way in sporting contexts; for example, to express disappointment at losing a football game. It is not clear where this expression came from. Some […]

March 1, 2011 By Angela Boothroyd

St David’s Day is the national day of Wales. It is celebrated on the 1st March by Welsh people all over the world. St David (Dewi Sant in the Welsh language) is the patron saint of Wales. He lived in the sixth century and is thought to have died on 1st March 589. He was […]