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Here in the UK we have a reputation for being obsessed with the weather – and it’s true, we do love to talk about the weather 🙂 One of the reasons for this is that our weather is unpredictable and it changes frequently. So perhaps it’s not surprising that we have so many idioms and idiomatic expressions relating to the weather! Here are some examples of … [Read more…]

To bucket down is to rain very heavily. British/UK informal English. Examples of use: 1. It’s bucketing down – don’t forget your umbrella. 2. Just look at those black clouds – it’s going to bucket down in a minute. 3. It bucketed down on my way home from work. 4. It’s absolutely bucketing down out there!   infinitive bucket … [Read more…]

The proverb every cloud has a silver lining means there is something good in every unpleasant or difficult situation: there is always a reason to hope, even in the worst situations. People often use this expression to try and cheer up someone who is having a difficult time. Examples of use: 1. I lost my job last week, but every cloud has a silver lining and now I have time … [Read more…]

1. To breeze through something is to do something, or succeed at something, very easily or confidently. Informal English. Examples of use: a) He breezed though his English exam. b) She breezed through her driving test. c) Don’t worry, you’ll breeze through your interview. d) She breezes through her housework. 2. To breeze through somewhere is to move … [Read more…]

To breeze in / into somewhere is to enter quickly and confidently. This expression is often used to describe people who breeze into somewhere without caring what other people think. Examples of use: 1. She breezed into the room and took over the meeting. 2. Hey! We were watching that: you can’t just breeze in here and change the TV channel! 3. News headline: … [Read more…]