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To be nuts about something is to be very enthusiastic about it. To be nuts about someone is to be very fond of someone, or to love them very much.   Examples of use: 1. I’m nuts about nuts and dried fruit! 2. Everybody knows Marko is nuts about Maria. 3. I’m nuts about you! 4. My son was nuts about trains when he was younger. 5. My friend … [Read more…]

Here are some useful expressions for expressing or talking about anger.   gets one’s goat If something annoys or irritates you, it gets your goat. It’s thought this expression might have its origins in horse racing. Nervous racing horses were kept with goats in order to keep them calm. If a horse’s goat companion was lost or stolen, the horse would get very anxious and … [Read more…]

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 down in the mouth. What’s the problem? 2. What’s wrong … [Read more…]

  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 the moon! 2. We feel over the moon about the birth of our … [Read more…]

To blurt out something (or blurt something out) is to say something suddenly and impulsively, especially because you are nervous or excited. Examples of use: 1. She suddenly turned round and blurted out, “I love you!”. 2. As she was getting into the taxi he blurted out, “I’m your real father”. 3. He couldn’t help blurting out his true … [Read more…]