The Internet has been responsible for many new inductions to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). The new technology has brought us all kinds of new words and expressions from ‘tweet’ and ‘unfriend’ to verbs like ‘to DM someone’ or ‘ … Czytaj dalej
Meaning: To be just beginning to find out more about a particular subject. To be only looking at something (initially) in a superficial way.
A very contentious issue and a hot topic of late has been that of BREXIT. It has only been a couple of years since the issue arose and the term itself was coined, but already a small glossary of terms … Czytaj dalej
Imagine that you’ve gone over to your friend’s house for a visit. You go into the living room and notice that there are dirty clothes and old papers on the coffee table, a pile of peelings and dinner leftovers in … Czytaj dalej
Meaning: to confront someone in an angry way by telling them what you really think about them
We all take speaking a language for granted, don’t we? We’re hardwired to communicate verbally and we don’t even notice that we do it almost all the time. Revising for exams? Texting your best friend? Chatting up a girl? Asking … Czytaj dalej
Meaning: when something is done ad nauseum / to the point of absolute exhaustion but without any results.
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