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Phrase: Bring something to a whole new level

Meaning: To improve something or to make something be in a more advanced position.

Examples:
This discovery will bring astronomy to a whole new level.

These sex toys will bring your sexual relations to a whole new level.

Date: 10-08-2021

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Subject: Ability


Phrase: With your tails between your legs

Meaning: When you have been defeated or you have lost.

Examples:
The Castilian army returned home with their tails between their legs in 1898, and Cuba became a free nation.

The football team left the field with their tails between their legs. They were eliminated in the first round of the competition.

Date: 10-08-2021

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Subject: Difficulty


Phrase: In your birthday suit

Meaning: That is to say, naked.

Examples:
When I saw my wife in her birthday suit for the first time, I thought she was a deity / goddess. She was so beautiful.

We are giving a nudist / naturist party tonight. Please come, and do not forget to wear your birthday suit.

Date: 04-08-2021

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Subject: Nature


Phrase: Give (someone) head

Meaning: "Give (someone) head" means performing fellation on a male. It can also imply performing cunnilingus on a female, but this is less usual. In other words, it refers to oral sex. Another word to refer to this is "blow job".

Examples:
When I arrived home earlier than usual, I found my wife giving my neighbour head.

She gave me head when I told her that I wanted to marry her.

I love oral sex, but my wife refuses to give head.

She gave me a blow job for my birthday. It is the best birthday present I have ever had.

"Candy came from out on the Island
In the backroom, she was everybody's darling
But she never lost her head
Even when she was giving head."
(Taken from "Walk on the Wild Side" by Lou Reed.)

Date: 04-08-2021

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Subject: Sex


Phrase: Heads, I win; tails, you lose

Meaning: I win no matter what happens, that is, I am in a more advantageous situation, or in control of a situation

Examples:

Banks are a good example of "heads, I win; tails, you lose". They always win, and we always lose. They can do whatever they wish with total impunity. They should be stopped.

Banks always offer their customers "heads, I win; tails, you lose" propositions.

Date: 29-07-2021

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Subject: Control


Phrase: Cul-de-sac

Meaning: A blind alley, that is, a dead-end street. A street that has only one way in and out.

Examples:

Cul-de-sacs / Culs-de-sac in this area can be very dangerous at night.

Don't take this street because it is a cul-de-sac. Take the next one, and then turn right.

We live on / in a cul-de-sac, and we love it because it is a quiet place.

Do you think money will resolve this cul-de-sac situation? We find it very difficult to make progress. (Used figuratively.)

Date: 29-07-2021

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Subject: Expressions


Phrase: Day in, day out

Meaning: Every day for many years.

Example:
He worked in the mine(s) day in, day out for fifty years.

Date: 23-07-2021

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Subject: Frequency


Phrase: ROM

Meaning: It stands for read-only memory. It is pronounced /rɒm/.

This type of memory cannot usually be modified, and it is persistent.


Examples:

I need to buy a CD ROM disc / disk (American English) to back up my data.

A DVD (= digital versatile disc / digital video disc) ROM disc can store more information than a CD (= compact disc) ROM disc.

I like this DVD ROM drive. It works like a charm.

As you will probably have noticed in the examples above, "CD ROM disc" is pleonastic, because the word "disc / disk" appears twice. The same applies to "DVD ROM disc". However, people say it so as to differentiate "disc" from "drive". Nevertheless, you can also say the following:

I want to buy a CD / DVD to back up my data.

I like your CD / DVD player.

I have written a new song. If you would like to hear it, play this CD / DVD.

Date: 22-07-2021

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Subject: Abbreviations


Phrase: RAM

Meaning: Random Access Memory, that is, the memory that a computer uses. It can be modified. It is volatile, and faster than hard drives. It is pronounced /ræm/.

Example:
This computer has 32 GB (= gigabytes) of RAM.

Date: 22-07-2021

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Subject: Abbreviations


Phrase: NASA

Meaning: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

It is managed by the USA government. It is pronounced /'næsə/.

Date: 22-07-2021

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Subject: Abbreviations


Phrase: Heads or tails?

Meaning: You choose one of the two sides of a coin, you toss the coin, and if the side that you have chosen is up when it lands, you win.

Example:
-Heads or tails?
-Heads.

(The coin is flipped...)

-Tails. I win. You lose.

Date: 20-07-2021

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Subject: Likelihood


Phrase: At rest

Meaning: If something is at rest, it does not move or change. If someone is at rest, he or she is dead.

Examples:
The Earth is never at rest, that is, it is changing continuously.
He lies at rest in that cemetery now, and will no longer hurt anyone.

Date: 21-05-2021

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Subject: Expressions


Phrase: SMS

Meaning: It stands for Short Message Service or Short Message System. It is used to refer to the transmission of short text messages via or to mobile phones.

Examples:
I will send you an SMS (message) tomorrow.
Here you can send free SMS (messages).

Date: 21-05-2021

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Subject: Abbreviations


Phrase: Risk your neck

Meaning: To put your life in danger, or to take unnecessary risks. The opposite is "save your neck".

Examples:
I'm not going to risk my neck to save an enemy.

I do not wish to say anything about that. It is top secret, and I'm not going to risk my neck talking about it.

You betrayed us to the enemy to save your neck.

Date: 16-04-2021

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Subject: Risk


Phrase: Per head / A head

Meaning: Per person.

Examples:
We have to pay a thousand pounds per head.

We had lunch at twenty pounds a head.

Date: 15-04-2021

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Subject: Expressions


Phrase: Be neck and neck

Meaning: When two competitors or opponents are neck and neck, they have an equal chance of winning.

Examples:
The two runners are neck and neck, and it is very difficult to tell who will win.

The two candidates are neck and neck, and it is very difficult to predict who will win the election.

I think this will be a neck-and-neck competition.

The two horses were neck and neck as they entered the final stretch.

Our horse is neck and neck with Rameses.

Date: 14-04-2021

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Subject: Difference


Phrase: As slow as molasses

Meaning: Very slow.

Examples:
This desktop computer runs as slow as molasses because it is very old. You should buy a new one.

Come on! Keep going! You're as slow as molasses.

Date: 14-04-2021

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Subject: Speed


Phrase: Enough is enough

Meaning: It is used to say that you want something to stop once and for all.

Examples:
You have been complaining since we arrived, and enough is enough. (Please stop complaining.)

You have been lying to me since we met, but you know what: enough is enough. I do not want to see you any more.

Enough is enough! Please stop arguing! You are getting on my nerves!

Date: 13-04-2021

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Subject: Irritation


Phrase: Have faith in somebody or something

Meaning: If you have faith in somebody, you trust him / her. If you have faith in something, you feel confident about it.

The opposite is "lose faith in somebody or something".

Examples:
He says that he will succeed, but I do not have (much) faith in him / I have not (got) (much) faith in him, that is, I think that he will not be capable of doing it.

I have lost faith in European politicians and justice. I do not trust them any more.

I have (great) faith in you. I know that you will not disappoint me.

Date: 13-04-2021

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Subject: Trust


Phrase: Eenie, meenie, miney, moe

Meaning: We use it when choosing something at random.

Example:
You have four options, and only one is correct, but please do not go eenie, meenie, miney, moe.

Date: 11-04-2021

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Subject: Likelihood


Phrase: Burn the midnight oil

Meaning: To work or study until late at night.

Examples:
This morning I had an examination, so I had to burn the midnight oil last night, and now I am very tired.

We have to finish this for tomorrow, so tonight we will have to burn the midnight oil.

Date: 11-04-2021

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Subject: Work


Phrase: A load of (old) rubbish

Meaning: Nonsense, something silly or stupid

Examples:
Banks want us to pay by credit card or mobile phone because they charge commission for every transaction, and they say that it is more secure than paying in cash, but that is a load of rubbish.

All he says is a load of old rubbish.

Date: 10-04-2021

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Subject: Stupidity


Phrase: When cash money ends, we will be in dire straits, and at the complete mercy of the powerful

Meaning: I am an atheist, but the following Latin words describe that situation: In nomine patris, et filii, et spiritus sancti. In other words, it will be the second coming, and Satan (= oligarchs, banks, corrupt politicians...) will rule. Or to put it mildly, freedom will be a thing of the past.

Sent by Miquel Molina

Date: 26-03-2021

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Subject: Money


Phrase: Lie through your teeth

Meaning: To say something that is not true.

Examples:
Now it is clear that they have been lying through their teeth.

Castilian politicians usually lie through their teeth, which is why they have no credibility at all. I do not trust them.

Please stop lying through your teeth. I know you did not write this composition.

She was lying through her teeth when she said that she had not seen him on the night of the crime.

Date: 29-01-2021

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Subject: Truth


Phrase: On the ropes

Meaning: In a very difficult situation, in a situation that has practically no escape, in a helpless situation.

Examples:
Google has put many company on the ropes over the years because of its unfair policies, which is why I never use its services.

Many companies are on the ropes as a result of this pandemic.

The government was on the ropes, and had to call an early election.

The Castilian boxer is on the ropes, and he is receiving a lot of punches from his opponent.

Our army is on the ropes, and we need reinforcements. If they do not arrive soon, we will have to surrender.

Date: 26-01-2021

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Subject: Difficulty


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