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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

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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

    Hater

    Hater

    Learn a phrase to describe a negative attitude.

    • 2 min
    Talk shop

    Talk shop

    If you have to talk about work even when you’re not doing it, this is the phrase for you!

    • 2 min
    Snackable

    Snackable

    Learn an expression to describe short online content that you can snack on!

    • 2 min
    A memory like a sieve

    A memory like a sieve

    Are you forgetful? This expression is for you!

    • 3 min
    Nomophobia

    Nomophobia

    Got a fear of not using your mobile phone? Here's how to describe your condition.

    • 2 min
    Peacocking

    Peacocking

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

    • 2 min

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