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June 19, 2011 by Angela

The grapevine is an informal and unofficial source of new information, gossip or rumours. I heard it through the grapevine means you have heard information or rumours via a network of other people. This expression is sometimes also I heard it on the grapevine. Examples of use: 1. I heard it through the grapevine that […]

April 10, 2011 by Angela

To harp on about something is to talk repeatedly or continually about something in a way that other people find boring. Examples of use: 1. I wish you would stop harping on about your promotion! 2. I hope your father doesn’t harp on about his collection of WW2 memorabilia this evening. 3. She made a […]

November 16, 2010 by Angela

To talk over something (or talk something over), is to discuss a problem or situation with someone. Examples of use: 1. I have been offered a job in Japan. I need to talk it over with my husband and children. 2. Richard: I don’t know what to do about my mother. She is old, and […]