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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

The English We Speak BBC

    • Education

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

    Peacocking

    Peacocking

    Rob and Feifei explain the true meaning of this animal-related phrase.

    • 2 min
    Kick into the long grass

    Kick into the long grass

    If you want to delay doing something, where do you kick it?! We have the answer here.

    • 2 min
    Rat race

    Rat race

    The Year of the Rat is here – so Neil has decided to dedicate his life to work.

    • 2 min
    Microworker

    Microworker

    What's a 'microworker'? May be you are one!

    • 2 min
    Serial returner

    Serial returner

    Learn a phrase about exchanging clothes.

    • 2 min
    Talk the talk

    Talk the talk

    Neil can talk the talk, but does he know what he's talking about?

    • 2 min

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