"Lend an ear" means "to listen carefully".  Example: Lend an ear to me and I will tell you a story.  #idiom #idioms #saying #sayings #phrase #phrases #expression #expressions #english #englishlanguage #learnenglish #studyenglish #language #vocabulary #dictionary #grammar #efl #esl #tesl #tefl #toefl #ielts #toeic #englishlearning #vocab #wordoftheday #phraseoftheday

"Lend an ear" means "to listen carefully". Example: Lend an ear to me and I will tell you a story. #idiom #idioms #saying #sayings #phrase #phrases #expression #expressions #english #englishlanguage #learnenglish #studyenglish #language #vocabulary #dictionary #grammar #efl #esl #tesl #tefl #toefl #ielts #toeic #englishlearning #vocab #wordoftheday #phraseoftheday

"Be the spitting image of somebody" means "to look extremely similar to someone".  Example: Julie is the spitting image of her grandmother at the same age.  #idiom #idioms #saying #sayings #phrase #phrases #expression #expressions #english #englishlanguage #learnenglish #studyenglish #language #vocabulary #dictionary #grammar #efl #esl #tesl #tefl #toefl #ielts #toeic #englishlearning #vocab #wordoftheday #phraseoftheday

"Be the spitting image of somebody" means "to look extremely similar to someone". Example: Julie is the spitting image of her grandmother at the same age. #idiom #idioms #saying #sayings #phrase #phrases #expression #expressions #english #englishlanguage #learnenglish #studyenglish #language #vocabulary #dictionary #grammar #efl #esl #tesl #tefl #toefl #ielts #toeic #englishlearning #vocab #wordoftheday #phraseoftheday

"Sick as a dog" means "very sick".  Example: Sally was as sick as a dog and couldn't go to the party.  #idiom #idioms #saying #sayings #phrase #phrases #expression #expressions #english #englishlanguage #learnenglish #studyenglish #language #vocabulary #dictionary #grammar #efl #esl #tesl #tefl #toefl #ielts #toeic #englishlearning #vocab #wordoftheday #phraseoftheday

"Sick as a dog" means "very sick". Example: Sally was as sick as a dog and couldn't go to the party. #idiom #idioms #saying #sayings #phrase #phrases #expression #expressions #english #englishlanguage #learnenglish #studyenglish #language #vocabulary #dictionary #grammar #efl #esl #tesl #tefl #toefl #ielts #toeic #englishlearning #vocab #wordoftheday #phraseoftheday

"The January doldrums" is a feeling of low energy and lack of motivation after the Christmas and New Year holiday.   Example: To fight the January doldrums, some people try to take a sunshine holiday at the start of a new year.  #idiom #idioms #saying #sayings #phrase #phrases #expression #expressions #english #englishlanguage #learnenglish #studyenglish #language #vocabulary #dictionary #grammar #efl #esl #tesl #tefl #toefl #ielts #toeic #englishlearning #vocab #wordoftheday #phraseoftheday

"The January doldrums" is a feeling of low energy and lack of motivation after the Christmas and New Year holiday. Example: To fight the January doldrums, some people try to take a sunshine holiday at the start of a new year. #idiom #idioms #saying #sayings #phrase #phrases #expression #expressions #english #englishlanguage #learnenglish #studyenglish #language #vocabulary #dictionary #grammar #efl #esl #tesl #tefl #toefl #ielts #toeic #englishlearning #vocab #wordoftheday #phraseoftheday

"Bend over backwards" means "to try very hard to do something".  Example: I keep bending over backwards to lose weight, and I’ve only lost five pounds!  #idiom #idioms #saying #sayings #phrase #phrases #expression #expressions #english #englishlanguage #learnenglish #studyenglish #language #vocabulary #dictionary #grammar #efl #esl #tesl #tefl #toefl #ielts #toeic #englishlearning #vocab #wordoftheday #phraseoftheday

"Bend over backwards" means "to try very hard to do something". Example: I keep bending over backwards to lose weight, and I’ve only lost five pounds! #idiom #idioms #saying #sayings #phrase #phrases #expression #expressions #english #englishlanguage #learnenglish #studyenglish #language #vocabulary #dictionary #grammar #efl #esl #tesl #tefl #toefl #ielts #toeic #englishlearning #vocab #wordoftheday #phraseoftheday

"Slap on the wrist" is a mild punishment.  Example: The judge gave her a slap on the wrist by sentencing her to a few hours of community service.  #idiom #idioms #saying #sayings #phrase #phrases #expression #expressions #english #englishlanguage #learnenglish #studyenglish #language #vocabulary #dictionary #grammar #efl #esl #tesl #tefl #toefl #ielts #toeic #englishlearning #vocab #wordoftheday #phraseoftheday

"Slap on the wrist" is a mild punishment. Example: The judge gave her a slap on the wrist by sentencing her to a few hours of community service. #idiom #idioms #saying #sayings #phrase #phrases #expression #expressions #english #englishlanguage #learnenglish #studyenglish #language #vocabulary #dictionary #grammar #efl #esl #tesl #tefl #toefl #ielts #toeic #englishlearning #vocab #wordoftheday #phraseoftheday

"Call a spade a spade" means "to say the truth about something, even if it is not polite or pleasant".  Example: Let's call a spade a spade – Brad is a very poor student.  #idiom #idioms #saying #sayings #phrase #phrases #expression #expressions #english #englishlanguage #learnenglish #studyenglish #language #vocabulary #dictionary #grammar #efl #esl #tesl #tefl #toefl #ielts #toeic #englishlearning #vocab #wordoftheday #phraseoftheday

"Call a spade a spade" means "to say the truth about something, even if it is not polite or pleasant". Example: Let's call a spade a spade – Brad is a very poor student. #idiom #idioms #saying #sayings #phrase #phrases #expression #expressions #english #englishlanguage #learnenglish #studyenglish #language #vocabulary #dictionary #grammar #efl #esl #tesl #tefl #toefl #ielts #toeic #englishlearning #vocab #wordoftheday #phraseoftheday

"Bring it on" means "to begin a fight or competition".  Example: If this is the worst you can do to us, I say bring it on - we can defend ourselves.  #idiom #idioms #saying #sayings #phrase #phrases #expression #expressions #english #englishlanguage #learnenglish #studyenglish #language #vocabulary #dictionary #grammar #efl #esl #tesl #tefl #toefl #ielts #toeic #englishlearning #vocab #wordoftheday #phraseoftheday

"Bring it on" means "to begin a fight or competition". Example: If this is the worst you can do to us, I say bring it on - we can defend ourselves. #idiom #idioms #saying #sayings #phrase #phrases #expression #expressions #english #englishlanguage #learnenglish #studyenglish #language #vocabulary #dictionary #grammar #efl #esl #tesl #tefl #toefl #ielts #toeic #englishlearning #vocab #wordoftheday #phraseoftheday

"Blow your top" means "to become very angry".  Example: My father will blow his top when he sees what happened to the car.  #idiom #idioms #saying #sayings #phrase #phrases #expression #expressions #english #englishlanguage #learnenglish #studyenglish #language #vocabulary #dictionary #grammar #efl #esl #tesl #tefl #toefl #ielts #toeic #englishlearning #vocab #wordoftheday #phraseoftheday

"Blow your top" means "to become very angry". Example: My father will blow his top when he sees what happened to the car. #idiom #idioms #saying #sayings #phrase #phrases #expression #expressions #english #englishlanguage #learnenglish #studyenglish #language #vocabulary #dictionary #grammar #efl #esl #tesl #tefl #toefl #ielts #toeic #englishlearning #vocab #wordoftheday #phraseoftheday

"Zip your lip" means "be quiet".  Example: Why don’t you just zip your lip? I’m tired of listening to you.  #idiom #idioms #saying #sayings #phrase #phrases #expression #expressions #english #englishlanguage #learnenglish #studyenglish #language #vocabulary #dictionary #grammar #efl #esl #tesl #tefl #toefl #ielts #toeic #englishlearning #vocab #wordoftheday #phraseoftheday

"Zip your lip" means "be quiet". Example: Why don’t you just zip your lip? I’m tired of listening to you. #idiom #idioms #saying #sayings #phrase #phrases #expression #expressions #english #englishlanguage #learnenglish #studyenglish #language #vocabulary #dictionary #grammar #efl #esl #tesl #tefl #toefl #ielts #toeic #englishlearning #vocab #wordoftheday #phraseoftheday

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