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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 itunesu_sunset

    • Education
    • 4.3 • 157 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

    Eke out

    Eke out

    We have the perfect phrase to describe making the most of what you’ve got left.

    • 1 min
    Say no more

    Say no more

    Learn a phrase about understanding someone.

    • 1 min
    Scrub up well

    Scrub up well

    Learn a phrase about making a special effort to dress smartly.

    • 1 min
    You shouldn't have

    You shouldn't have

    Learn a phrase to show surprise when receiving a gift

    • 2 min
    Not looking too clever

    Not looking too clever

    If someone’s 'not looking too clever', are we doubting their intelligence?

    • 2 min
    Not like the sound of something

    Not like the sound of something

    Don't like what you hear? Say it with this expression!

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
157 Ratings

157 Ratings

Iqra Zafar ,

Appreciation!

One of the best Podcasts available to increase your command in English. I have learned so many new idioms. Its been great. Please add more in this podcast like writing skills.

Saad Arsalan ,

Appreciatation

From these podcasts I have learned so many new idioms and words from here and there meaning. Please upload more. Thanks

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You always make me feel welcome

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