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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
466 Episodes
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Living in a bubble

Living in a bubble

2020-08-1102:181

Do you know someone who's a bit sheltered from the problems of the world?
Cancelled

Cancelled

2020-08-0402:327

Learn the new meaning of the word 'cancelled'.
New normal

New normal

2020-07-2802:249

Learn a new expression that describes our new way of life.
Slippery slope

Slippery slope

2020-07-2102:257

Learn how to describe a situation that is getting worse and might end in disaster.
Throw shade

Throw shade

2020-07-1402:328

Learn an expression about criticism.
Bite the bullet

Bite the bullet

2020-07-0702:3616

Learn an English expression with bite!
Blended working

Blended working

2020-06-3002:2812

A mix of home and office working has led to a new English expression.
JOMO

JOMO

2020-06-2302:3118

Have you ever felt like turning off your phone and not doing something social?
Furlough

Furlough

2020-06-1602:5819

Not a new word, but it’s more commonly used recently due to the coronavirus crisis.
Spill the tea

Spill the tea

2020-06-0902:2715

Are you a gossip? You'll love this expression.
Flexing

Flexing

2020-06-0203:0818

What word can you use to describe people who show off? Find out with Roy and Feifei.
Salty

Salty

2020-05-2603:4225

Why are people saying 'salty'? Find out with Feifei and Roy.
Skeleton crew

Skeleton crew

2020-05-1903:0518

An expression for when there aren't many people working.
Lowkey

Lowkey

2020-05-1203:387

A word used to describe something you love doing, but are embarrassed to tell people.
Live for something

Live for something

2020-05-0503:3721

Learn a phrase for things that excite you!
Cabin fever

Cabin fever

2020-04-2804:0622

Some people suffer from this experience.Find out what it means.
Bang on about something

Bang on about something

2020-04-2103:0816

Do you know someone who talks about something so much that it gets annoying?
Fire

Fire

2020-04-1402:4828

Everyone knows what fire is, don't they? Think again! Roy and Feifei teach a new meaning.
Running on fumes

Running on fumes

2020-04-0702:5623

What can you say when you have no energy? Learn a new English expression!
Sheeple

Sheeple

2020-03-3102:2527

Follow the crowd and learn a new English expression!
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Comments (165)

Sarah

Hi, can we use expressions in academic writing? For example: new normal

Aug 10th
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Sara

wearing masks seems like biting the bullet for some😉

Aug 10th
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الهام امامی

thanks😀😊

Jul 8th
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Shima Janpour

hi.has it any scripts?

Jun 3rd
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Barbara

please do one for Woke

May 13th
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Angel K

Thank u. I have the app but I didn't get this word there. But u r my fav. Fifi n neil

Apr 24th
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فايزه عسيري

hahahahaha

Apr 23rd
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فايزه عسيري

I like this. keep going <3

Apr 23rd
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Тимур Оруджов

straight fire!

Apr 20th
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Dr.Mousavi

Perfect 💯✨

Apr 20th
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Tania Kulinok

Morning! I remember there was a phrase mentioned to speak about too nosy neighbours. I was something connected with curtains and watching from behind them... I can't find this phrase now( Could you please help?

Apr 16th
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Het Jalu

Just loved it

Apr 10th
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Waruna Hasanga Rathnaweera

if they comment what they speak, it will great

Apr 7th
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Ricardo Morejon

good

Apr 6th
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Ricardo Morejon

good podcasts

Apr 6th
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rma duggal

Nice..keep it up

Apr 3rd
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Phohn Myint Ko

Great

Mar 26th
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Phohn Myint Ko

Good...

Mar 26th
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Eduardo Souto

So good to listen to this episode! 🤘😷 I hope you guys can avoid the haters! There are lots of Brazilian people who can spend a lot of time just "hating" 😉👍 #VPFI #vocepodefalaringles

Mar 23rd
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Mar 11th
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