The English We Speak

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Every week, we look at a different everyday English phrase or piece of slang in this fun three-minute programme. From BBC World Service

Obvs July 27, 2021
Some things are obvious but maybe this word isn’t. Listen to the programme.
Down / Up for something July 20, 2021
If there is something you are interested in doing now, we have an expression for you.
Savage July 13, 2021
Learn a new meaning of the word 'savage'.
Lit July 6, 2021
Learn an informal word to say something is amazing.
Yikes! June 29, 2021
Learn an informal word to express shock.
YOLO June 22, 2021
Do you live for the moment?
Vibe June 15, 2021
If you want to say something has a good aura, we have an expression you can use.
Noob June 8, 2021
Do you know what to call someone who’s new to something or very inexperienced?
Adulting June 1, 2021
Learn a word to describe behaving like an adult.
Push back May 18, 2021
Learn a phrase about delaying things.
The CEO of May 11, 2021
If you want to say you’re the best at something, you could use this expression!
Zip it! May 4, 2021
We all like to talk, but some people don’t know when to stop.
Botch job April 27, 2021
What do you call a job badly done?
It slaps! April 20, 2021
What do you think is absolutely amazing?
A phrase about having a lot of things to do.
Pizzazz April 6, 2021
Do a lot of people remark on how glamorous you are?
Oomph March 30, 2021
A word to describe someone with charm and energy!
Snap up March 23, 2021
If you snap up something, you get it quickly or immediately and usually with enthusiasm.
Nothingburger March 16, 2021
Describing something insignificant
Awesomesauce March 9, 2021
Learn a new informal word to describe something amazing.