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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 Radio

    • Education
    • 4.5 • 6 Ratings

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

    Hang in there

    Hang in there

    Times can be challenging but don’t give up. We have a phrase to spur you on.

    • 2 min
    Bite your tongue

    Bite your tongue

    What does ‘bite your tongue’ mean?

    • 2 min
    Win hands down

    Win hands down

    An easy phrase for an easy win!

    • 2 min
    Fever pitch

    Fever pitch

    The men’s football World Cup is coming, and excitement has reached fever pitch!

    • 1 min
    Twiddle your thumbs

    Twiddle your thumbs

    A phrase for boring times.

    • 1 min
    Get your act together

    Get your act together

    A phrase about good organisation.

    • 2 min

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