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January 27, 2013 by Angela Boothroyd

To limber up is to do some gentle exercises in order to stretch your muscles and prepare your body for taking part in a sport or other serious physical activity.   Examples of use: 1. Remember to limber up before the race. 2. I injured my back when I was limbering up for the marathon. […]

May 23, 2012 by Angela Boothroyd

To saddle up something (or saddle something up) is to put a saddle on a horse. Examples of use: 1. She saddled up her horse and set off across the fields. 2. Can you saddle up my horse, please? 3. He saddled up his horse and rode off into the sunset. 4. Shall we saddle […]

June 9, 2011 by Angela

A good sport is someone who accepts in good spirit or good humour, being beaten at something: someone who loses gracefully. A good sport can also be someone who does not mind being laughed at when a joke or trick is played on them: someone who has a good sense of humour. Examples of use: […]

June 1, 2011 by Angela

To team up is to join another person, or group, in order to do something together. Examples of use: a) News headline: Banks team up for online payment system. b) The businesses teamed up to provide day care for their workers’ children. c) We teamed up for the new project. d) Can we team up […]

April 17, 2010 by Angela

To knock someone out is to hit them so hard that they become unconscious. Examples of use: 1. He hit his opponent on the head and knocked him out. 2. The burglar knocked the old man out. 3. Jonathan! Stop hitting your brother, you’ll knock him out! When somebody is knocked out they are hit […]

April 8, 2010 by Angela

When an aircraft or spacecraft touches down it reaches the ground when landing. Example of use: Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. Your flight will touch down in 10 minutes. Please fasten your seatbelts. touchdown (noun) is the moment an aircraft or spacecraft makes contact with the ground when it lands. Example of use: Touchdown will […]

April 3, 2010 by Angela

A cauliflower ear is one that is permanently damaged and disfigured because it has been hit many times. Seen especially on veteran boxers or rugby players. A cauliflower ear is so called because it looks a little like cauliflower, the vegetable (as shown in the photo).   Examples of use: 1. That old man has […]