Drill, the word is used outside of the military context too, especially in the context of safety and evacuation procedures. Thus, many educational institutions, hotels, and businesses conduct ‘fire drills,’ where everyone is required to practice a fixed routine for how to evacuate safely in case of a fire… Full article on Telangana Today.
While I usually write a quick introductory line at the beginning of these articles, I never go to the trouble of selecting a specific theme of the week, or somehow shoehorning the idioms selected into a particular theme. That’s not always by choice; finding the right theme can be a real doozy sometimes… Original article …
If you know ‘where it’s at,’ you are claiming to know the place where the most exciting or interesting things happen. In a general context, you can use this to talk about happening pubs and restaurants, trendy coffee shops, and the like.. Full article on Telangana Today.
If a comedian is performing in front of an audience, and is heckled excessively by people, s/he might say, “you guys can can only jeer, not laugh, so I’m out’ and drop the mic. Dropping the mic signifies a little more than just saying ‘I’m finished speaking.’ Depending on the context, such an act would …
When you scooch, you move a small distance, usually to make room for someone or something. This is a great word to use when you are asking someone to move a little and make room for you… Complete article on Telangana Today.
When you clue someone in on something, you give them some information. The expression can be used to ask for more information, to offer information, and to indicate that one does not have all the latest and relevant information… Original article on Telangana Today.
In general, you use ‘sour on’ to refer to a new dislike, developed after originally liking something. The dislike can be the result of excessive exposure. For example, you might sour on mangoes after eating too many of them in a season… Original article here.
In terms of usage, the word ‘antsy’ is best used in informal contexts. It is mostly appropriate in spoken English, but it’s fine in written English too especially if you are writing in an informal, casual tone. Original article here.
When you tell someone to lighten up, in a strictly literal sense, you are telling them to be more relaxed, to be less serious, and to cheer up a little… Original article here.
There are any number of books that will help you learn entire word lists from ‘aberrant’ to ‘zenith.’ But slang expressions are harder to pick up if you only rely on your textbooks and word lists as your learning resources. Original article here.