A long list of English expressions and idioms!

The other day someone asked me how many English expressions and idioms we had featured on the World of Words since it started. With several hundred articles each featuring at least five new English expressions or idioms, there must be…

Urban Dictionary: The English Words of Young People

Growing up in London has made me realise that the correct English language is a bit of a myth. The only person I remember ever speaking the correct English language in my entire life was my Secondary School Head Teacher….

A Beginner's Guide to Cockney Rhyming Slang

A Beginner’s Guide to Cockney Rhyming Slang

What is Cockney rhyming slang? If you’ve ever been to London and witnessed people speaking a strange kind of English that you didn’t understand, you were probably hearing Cockney rhyming slang. CRS replaces one word with a pair of words…

English expressions and idioms with 'beach'

English expressions and idioms with ‘beach’

life’s a beach Meaning: life is good or easy Example: I won the lottery last week and now life’s a beach for me a beach bum Meaning: someone who spends a lot of time at the beach (usually negative) Example:…

English expressions and idioms with 'ears'

English expressions and idioms with ‘ears’

music to your ears Meaning: to approve of something you hear Example: The news of his new job was music to his ears. wet behind the ears Meaning: young and inexperienced Example: The new staff cam straight from school and…