To squirrel something away
To hide something or store something in the way that a squirrel stores nuts for use in the winter.
I squirreled a little money away for an occasion such as this.
Turn over a new leaf
To reform and begin again.
I have made a mess of my life. I'll turn over a new leaf and hope to do better.
Take a leaf out of someone's book
To behave or to do something in a way that someone else would.
Don't take a leaf out of my book. I don't do it ...
The words loose and lose are mixed up in writing. Look what they mean and then read a tip how to remember them.
to suffer the loss of, to miss
He's always losing his car keys.
She lost a lot of blood in the accident.
I win! You lose!
the opposite of tight or contained
Wear comfortable, loose clothing to your exercise class.
My shoes are loose.
There were some loose wires hanging out of the wall.
How to remember?
It's easy! Lose means the loss of, to miss. So when you don't know how ...
UK - refer to an alcoholic drink
US - refer to either short trousers or underwear
UK - the metal cover over the part of a car where the engine is
US - a hat for a baby that covers the head and ties under the chin, or a woman's hat
If you were tell someone to eat a rock:
UK - they’d be chewing a hard rock candy
US - they’d be chewing a stone from the ground
UK - a car with seats for four or five people and a separate area at the back for bags and ...
These two English words are sometimes confused by native speakers. Let's learn more about them.
to agree to take something
Do you accept credit cards?
My offer was immediately accepted.
He asked me to marry him, and I accepted.
to say 'yes' to an offer or invitation
I've just accepted an invitation to the opening-night party.
I've been invited to their wedding but I haven't decided to accept.
Except is a preposition that means "excluding."
She bought a gift for everyone except me.
The museum is open daily except Monday.
Except is also a ...