The icing on the cake – Idiom meaning

First, before we look at the meaning of this idiom, what is icing? Icing = a sugary substance used as coating on cakes or cookies (biscuits) to make them look better or to enhance its flavour. The meaning of Icing on the cake Simple definition: Something that makes a...

Fruit and Vegetables in English

We have just created two new charts containing photos of Fruit and Vegetables. Each photo has the name of that fruit/vegetable in English under it. We also have a video to help you learn the pronunciation of the vegetables that appear in the chart (we also show the...

Stressed spelled backwards is desserts

Did you know that the word STRESSED is DESSERTS spelled backwards? What does this mean? You don’t want to be stressed, do you? Well, to avoid this you have to reverse being stressed. And what happens when you reverse it? You come up with desserts. So, desserts...

The Twelve Days of Christmas – A Christmas Carol

It is that time of year again …. CHRISTMAS!!! We decided to create a new cartoon chart with a popular Christmas Carol (= a typical song sung at Christmas time) called the Twelve Days of Christmas. You can find the complete lyrics (= words of the song) here: 12...

Couch Potato – English Idiom Meaning

Meaning of Couch Potato A couch potato is a person who spends a lot of time watching television with little or no physical activity. They can do this either sitting or lying down on a couch (or sofa) or even sitting in an armchair. The idea is that they don’t move...

Burning the candle at both ends – meaning

Meaning of Burning the candle at both ends This English idiom can mean: 1. To work (or do some other activity) from early in the morning until late at night without taking time (or very little time) to rest. 2. To try and do too much work (or an activity) in a short...

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