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Money idioms and phrases

The word money is used in a large number of idiomatic expressions. Be in the money When you are in the money, you become rich all of a sudden. You may have won a...

Vocabulary exercise

This exercise tests your range of vocabulary. Do you recognize these words? 1. A person who is a strict disciplinarian a) martinet b) virago c) dilettante 2. A person who is essentially a bootlicker...

Finding accommodation

Here are some phrases you may hear or use when you are looking for accommodation. I’ve booked a room for tonight. Whose name is the booking in? I’ve come to look at the room....

Buying tickets | sample conversation

Here are some important phrases you may hear or use while you are traveling. Tickets, please. Can you show me your tickets, please? Could I see your tickets, please? Next stop… This is the...

Chatting to people | sample conversation

Here are some useful phrases you may hear or use when you are speaking to your friends or colleagues. Have you ever been to a foreign country? How long have you been working here?...

Horse idioms

Here is a list of horse idioms. As strong as a horse/ox If somebody is as strong as a horse or an ox, they are very strong. He should be able to lift that...

Cow idioms

Here is a list of idioms using the words cow and bull. As awkward as a cow on roller skates When you are as awkward as a cow on roller skates, you look very...

Dog idioms

Here is a list of dog idioms. As clean as a hound’s tooth If something is as clean as a hound’s tooth, it is very clean. A hound is a hunting dog. We didn’t...