Lion’s share

Do you know the English expression “the lion’s share“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Eva: Where has all the cake gone?

Lisa: I had a piece, but Jenny ate the lion’s share.

Does it mean:

a) give something to a lion

b) the smallest amount

c) the lion’s food

d) the largest amount

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Answer: d) the largest amount

Hit it off

Do you know the English expression “to hit it off“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Terry: How did you and Charlotte get on?

Diane: Oh, we hit it off straightaway. We were talking all night!

Does it mean:

a) not like someone

b) hit someone

c) know someone for a long time

d) get on well with someone

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: d) get on well with someone

Have a whale of a time!

Do you know the English expression “to have a whale of a time“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Sue: How was the party?

Amy: Oh, I had a whale of a time! The music and the food were great!

Does it mean:

a) to have a bad time

b) to enjoy yourself

c) to see a whale

d) to eat a lot

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Answer: b) to enjoy yourself

Cream of the crop

Do you know the English expression “the cream of the crop“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Gemma: How are the new employees?

Helen: They are good. They are the cream of the crop. They all graduated from top universities with high scores.

Does it mean:

a) farmer

b) the worst

c) good at cooking

d) the best

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Answer: d) the best

[Easy English Blog]Mild weather

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We didn’t have any snow this year. People have already started changing their snow tyres back to normal tyres on their cars. I must change mine soon too. It is cold some days and warm the others. I’m starting to feel sleepier. I always feel sleepy in spring. I feel less motivated too. I work better in autumn and winter.

I have to think about ways to maintain my motivation and energy levels in this season. Of course, I’m going to exercise every day, and drink coffee every morning. This is my morning routine. I am usually OK in the mornings. It’s the afternoons when I start to feel sleepy. This is when the weather warms up. I don’t think I’m suited to warm weather, or hot weather in summer.

I hope the mild winter doesn’t mean we are going to have a hot summer like last year. I had to use my air conditioner every day for months last year. It was so humid I couldn’t concentrate on my work. And of course, I felt very sleepy. I suppose I’ll just have to wait and see what the year brings.

Heather @ I Talk You Talk Press

Toss and turn

Do you know the English expression “to toss and turn“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Andy: You are drinking a lot of coffee this morning.

Vanessa: I had a bad night. I tossed and turned until five am.

Does it mean:

a) dance

b) work at night

c) spend the night at a party

d) sleep badly

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: d) sleep badly

Like two peas in a pod

Do you know the English expression “like two peas in a pod“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Edwin: Are your cousins similar?

Dustin: They are like two peas in a pod. They both look the same and act the same.

Does it mean:

a) very different

b) twins

c) very similar

d) round, like peas

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: c) very similar