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Learn 30+ Everyday English Expressions from War
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Learn 30+ Everyday English Expressions from War

Does life sometimes feel like a battle? That’s probably why we have so many everyday expressions in English that come from war. Speak richer, more colourful English, by learning some of these expressions today. In this English class, you’ll learn 38 expressions that use the language of battle, guns, strategy, soldiers, and more. We’ll cover expressions such as over the top, axe to grind, rank and file, dodge the bullet, long shot, and many more. Take the quiz on this lesson at: https://www.engvid.com/learn-30-everyday-english-expressions-from-war/ Sign up for English coaching from me: https://HoneYourEnglish.com Learn more English expressions: English Idioms: Fruits and Vegetables! https://youtu.be/V8sFNMOqlV4 25 Expressions from the Bible https://youtu.be/V95z3k5ShuM In this video: 00:00 36 expressions that come from war 00:11 1. lose the battle, win the war 00:58 2. half the battle 01:28 3. fighting a losing battle 01:57 4. to have a running battle 02:22 5. to fight an uphill battle 02:56 6. flash in the pan 03:27 7. hang fire 03:54 8. to catch someone off-guard 04:24 9. over the top 05:08 10. up in arms 05:52 11. axe to grind 06:45 12. to rise through the ranks 07:39 13. rank and file 08:30 14. at gunpoint 08:58 15. bite the bullet 09:38 16. dodge the bullet 10:06 17. stick to your guns 10:35 18. shoot from the hip 11:11 19. stare down the barrel of a gun 11:46 20. in your sights 12:22 21. long shot 13:04 22. a turf war 13:32 23. a war to end all wars 14:05 24. all's fair in love and war 14:28 25. to have been in the wars 15:15 26. to declare war on 15:34 27. tug of war 16:21 28. old warhorse 17:05 29. on the warpath 17:34 30. double-edged sword 18:00 31. knives are out 18:20 31. twist the knife 19:23 32. drop a bombshell 19:54 33. loose cannon 20:43 34. more than one string to their bow 21:40 35. to run the gauntlet 22:31 36. to take the flak
Improve Your Vocabulary: 24 ways to complain in English
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Improve Your Vocabulary: 24 ways to complain in English

In England, we love to complain! We moan and grumble all the time, and we have many expressions we use for all this moaning and grumbling. In this lesson, I will show you informal ways to complain as well as formal expressions for complaining at work. You’ll learn expressions such as "a botch job", "a bit miffed", "all gone a bit pear-shaped", "bog-standard", and many more. Complain about this class in the comments, and take the quiz at: https://www.engvid.com/improve-your-vocabulary-13-ways-to-complain-in-english/ On Saturday May 14, I'm running a live business English bootcamp! Space is limited, so register right away: https://tiny.one/getfluent More English vocabulary: 30+ adjectives to describe people in English https://youtu.be/QxjsWwgPjwM 26 ways to say "I don't care" https://youtu.be/DcIwRsWiMp4 In this video: 00:00 Moaning & grumbling in English 00:51 I mustn't grumble but... 01:57 a few sandwiches short of a picnic 02:36 bog-standard 03:04 a botch job 03:29 a dog's dinner 04:07 gutted 04:30 a bit miffed 04:44 to overegg the pudding 05:25 It's all gone a bit pear-shaped. 05:38 a shambles 05:54 a spanner in the works 06:38 It really takes the biscuit. 07:14 doing my head in 07:57 To be honest, I'm not really getting much out of this. 08:58 I've gotta say, this is testing my patience. 09:29 I think I've probably reached my limit now. 09:43 It just hasn't lived up to my expectations. 10:00 I have to say, I was expecting a bit more. 10:26 It's just not up to scratch. 10:52 I'm sorry, I'm not very happy with this. 11:13 I don't really see the point of... 11:31 Look, I'm sorry -- I'm just finding it a bit frustrating. 11:58 Is that really necessary? 12:22 That's ridiculous! 12:29 Review
Improve Your Vocabulary: 26 ways to say you don’t care
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Improve Your Vocabulary: 26 ways to say you don’t care

From kind and polite to rude and angry – learn how to express that something’s not important to you in English. In this class, I’ll give you real English expressions and show you how you can use them in conversation in different situations. We’ll look at: I wouldn’t worry, it’s absolutely fine, that’s the least of my concerns, never mind, bothered, and many, many more expressions. Test your understanding with a quiz: https://www.engvid.com/improve-your-vocabulary-26-ways-to-say-you-dont-care/ More of my vocabulary lessons: Learn 30 PERSONALITY adjectives in English https://youtu.be/QxjsWwgPjwM Business English Vocabulary: market, products, branding, consumers & more https://youtu.be/Xl2mKmm_iNQ In this video: 00:00 Ways to say "I don't care" in English 01:36 Don't worry, it's like water off a duck's back. 02:01 Please don't worry. It's not a problem at all. 02:37 I wouldn't worry, it's fine. 02:49 It's honestly not a problem. 03:06 If it was a problem, I'd let you know. 03:35 It's absolutely fine 04:11 That's the least of our concerns. 05:07 That's okay. Don't worry. 05:41 Never mind. 05:54 Don't worry about that. 06:22 I wouldn't worry too much about that. 06:47 Honestly mate, I really don't care. 07:14 Oh please! Really? You really think I'd get upset by that? 08:34 Bothered? Do I look bothered? 09:15 I don't care. 09:32 I couldn't give two hoots. 09:59 I'm not too fussed. 10:27 Doesn't bother me. 10:39 That's the last of my worries. 10:55 Not a problem. 11:11 I'm afraid that's your problem. 11:31 Please yourself. 12:17 See if I care. 12:41 Who cares? 13:10 Not my circus, not my monkeys.