Idioms

7 British Animal Idioms That Will Baffle Americans

All expats have been there. I’m talking about that awkward moment when you drop an animal idiom into a conversation with an American only to be met by a confused face with improbably perfect teeth. “What?

8 American Sports Idioms Brits Won’t Understand

In America the sports idiom is a popular and effective way of getting your point figuratively across without having to literally say what you mean. These everyday euphemisms are useful language tools and are often deployed without …

Close, But No Cigar: British vs. American Idioms

British English and American English have a number of phrases that mean the same thing and are so similar in wording, after a few years as an expat, you forget which one’s which. While these phrases don’t usually cause much …