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20 English Collocations with the Word BREAK

Break is one of the most common verbs in the English language. Here are some common collocations using the word break! = stop doing the habit = fracture a bone; injure yourself = this is an idiomatic expression that means "Good luck!" - it is often used to wish someone good luck when they are going to [...]

Learn English Phrases: It’s an acquired taste / It grew on me

Hello students, it’s Shayna, your teacher from EspressoEnglish.net and today’s phrase of the day is, "it’s an acquired taste." If you say that something is an acquired taste, it means it’s something that most people don’t like at first. But, you can learn to like it as time goes by. For example, let’s say there’s [...]

Learn English Phrases – Off the beaten path / In the middle of nowhere

Hi students, how are you today? It’s Shayna from Espressoenglish.net and today’s phrases both have to do with travel. The first one is, "it’s off the beaten path." When you describe a place as being off the beaten path, this means that it’s in a location where not many people go there. For example, if [...]

Learn English Phrases – On the right track / Get back on track

Hello students, it’s Shayna, your teacher at EspressoEnglish.net and today’s phrase of the day is "on the right track." If you are on the right track, it means that you are going in the right direction, but this means the right direction in terms of progress, not physical movement. Let me show you what I [...]

Learn English Phrases – I have no clue / Totally clueless

Hi students, it’s Shayna, from EspressoEnglish.net and today’s phrase of the day is, "I have no clue." If you say, “I have no clue,” this means I don’t know. In fact, I don’t even have any idea. For example, imagine that you’re travelling and you’re visiting a new city. You’ve just arrived so you’re completely [...]