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February 2, 2013 By Angela Boothroyd

To freak out is to suddenly react in an angry, afraid, or very surprised way. To freak out somebody (or freak somebody out) is to make them feel angry, afraid or very surprised. Informal English.   Examples of use: 1. We freaked out when we saw the ghost at the window. 2. He freaked out […]

September 1, 2011 By Angela Boothroyd

Here are some useful expressions for expressing or talking about sadness. down in the mouth When you look down in the mouth you look depressed and unhappy. Down in the mouth is the way you look when the corners of your mouth are turned down because you are unhappy. Examples of use: 1. You’re looking […]

August 27, 2011 By Angela Boothroyd

  Here are some useful idiomatic expressions for expressing happiness. ♦ over the moon To be over the moon about something is to be very happy about something: so happy and excited that you imagine you could jump or fly over the moon! Examples of use: 1. I passed all my exams – I’m over […]

July 23, 2011 By Angela Boothroyd

To go bananas is to behave in a very excited, angry or emotional way about something.  Informal English / slang. Examples of use:  1. Your mum will go bananas when she sees what a mess you’ve made in her kitchen! 2. Fans go bananas at Justin Bieber’s concerts. 3. I went bananas when I found […]

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 […]

November 17, 2010 By Angela Boothroyd

1. If a liquid that is being heated rises and spills over the side of the saucepan, it boils over. Examples of use: a) Look out! The milk is boiling over! b) Q. Why is the stove so dirty?     A. Because Elizabeth let the soup boil over. 2. When someone’s feelings of anger or […]