15 Useful English Phrases for Everyday Use

15 Useful English Phrases for Everyday Use

1. as easy as pie : “extremely simple”Example : He said that it is a challenging problem, but I disagree. I think it’s as simple as pie!

2. be sick and tired : “I hate”Example : I’m sick and bored of working all the time. Tonight, let’s go out and have fun.

3. bend over backward : ‘try really hard’Example : He did everything in his power to win over his new wife, but she never appeared happy.

4. bite off more than one can chew : “be accountable for more than you can handle”Example : John’s academic progress is so far behind. He works a part-time job and plays sports in addition to his education. He seemed to have taken on more than he can handle.

5. broke : “to be cash-strapped”Example : My father must lend me some money. I’m broke right now.

6. change one’s mind : “make a decision to go against what was previously decided”Example : I had intended to work till late tonight, but I decided against it. I’ll work longer hours on the weekend.

7. Cut it out! : “Stop what you’re doing”Example : That noise annoys me so much. Remove it!

8. drop someone a line : “write someone a letter or email”Example : It was nice meeting you, and I hope to run across you again. When you have a moment, send me an email.

9.  figure something out: “Come to a problem’s understanding”Example : I’m not sure how to solve this issue. View it, please. Perhaps you can Find a solution.

10. fill in for someone : Whilst they are away, finish their task.Example :My brother covered for me at the business while I was gone.

11. in ages : “for quite some time”Example : Have you recently seen Joe? He and I haven’t spoken in ages.

12. give someone a hand : “help”Example : This desk should go in the adjacent room, please. Could you please assist me?

13. hit the hay : “Get in bed”Example : It has passed midnight. I believe it is time to go to bed.

14. in the black : “The company is profitable and earning money”Example : Our company is growing significantly. We’ve been profitable the entire year.

15. keep one’s chin up : “Have courage and keep trying”Example : Though I understand that lately, things have been challenging for you, keep your head high. It will soon be better. Read Also : Future Tense

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