What is an expression?
An expression is something which we hear in a daily conversion or in an English chat room :D. You are not find these expressions normally in textbooks but it is very important for us to know to understand the expression.
Let’s get hands on some of really really common expression.
1) TWENTY FOUR SEVEN
When someone says “twenty-four seven,” what they mean is, because there are 24 hours in a day and 7 days a week, is they mean every minute of every day. So an example is: “You can access this English chat room 24/7.” What it mean is, “You can access EnglishChat247.Com any minute of any day, all the time.”
2) GET THE BALL ROLLING
This expression means is to start something. If you were going to start a project and someone said, “Let’s get the ball rolling,” what they mean is, “Let’s start now.” This is pretty simple one, pretty straightforward. So, “Let’s get the ball rolling. Let’s start now.”
3) SICK AND TIRED
You don’t like it, You hate it!! You are fed up angry and bored because something unpleasant has been happening for too long
+ I am sick and tired of trying to lose weight.
+ You’ve been giving me the same old excuses for months and I’m sick and tired of hearing them!
4) TAKE IT EASY
So if someone says to you, “I don’t have any plans this weekend. I think I’ll take it easy,” what they mean is “to rest and relax”.
5) LONG TIME NO SEE
It’s an English expression used as a greeting by people who have not seen each other for a while.
Example: you meet your old friend after many years seeing him you would greet him and say “HI! HOW ARE YOU LONG TIME NO
6) I’M BROKE
A really common one. So “I’m broke” doesn’t actually mean you’re broken. It means you have no money. “I’m broke. I have no money.” This is really common expression that you’ll hear all the time.
7) BEAT AROUND THE BUSH
Deliberately not talking straight forward
Example: someone wants to tell you something but they are not sure how you would react… or how to say it. They might say things and try to make you guess or lead you to it yourself with phrases!!! So you tell them STOP BEATING AROUND THE BUSH and just get to the point
8) GIVE ME A HAND
So if someone says to you, “Do you want to give me a hand,” it means, “Do you want to help me?” So, for example, if somebody is carrying something and they say, “Oh, would you give me a hand,” they don’t want you to put out your hand. They want you to help them.”Would you give me a hand? Would you help me?”.
9) COME ON
For example: Come on stop doing that.
Come on I only have few minutes before I must go.
Come on you can do it.
10) FAT CHANCE
Greater possibility-a sarcastic way of saying that there is no chance or a good chance of happening something
For example: There is a fat chance of our team wining as we performed really very well.
So those are ten really common English expressions: TWENTY FOUR SEVEN, GET THE BALL ROLLING, SICK AND TIRED, TAKE IT EASY, LONG TIME NO SEE, I’M BROKE, BEAT AROUND THE BUSH, GIVE ME A HAND, COME ON, FAT CHANCE.
Those 10 common expressions you’ll hear in everyday English conversion or sometime in this English chat room online.
So happy chatting and enjoy learning English 😀