The English We Speak

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Every week, we look at a different everyday English phrase or piece of slang in this fun three-minute programme. From BBC World Service


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A busman's holiday

June 27th, 2017

Going on holiday to do your job? What's it got to do with driving a bus?

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June 20th, 2017

Old-fashioned and set in your ways? Could you be one of these people?

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No great shakes

June 13th, 2017

Not impressed by something? Here's an expression that describes what you think

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Not a sausage

June 6th, 2017

Nothing, absolutely nothing, nothing at all… Not even one little sausage!