look a sight
to look awful or very untidy
cut a dash
to cause people to admire you because of your appearance
look like a million dollars
to look extremely good
all skin and bone
to be very thin or too thin
to dress someone in special clothes
down at heel
wearing old clothes or in a bad condition, because of not having much money
not a hair out of place
to have a perfect appearance
dressed to kill
intentionally wearing clothes that attract sexual attention
The word for the glimmering, roadlike reflection that the moon creates on water.
Pana Poʻo (Hawaiian)
When you forget where you've put your keys and you scratch your head because it somehow seems to help your remember.
The period of time after a meal when you have a conversations with the people you have shared the meal with.
Someone who asks a lot of questions or event too many questions.
The feeling that comes from not being in one's home country - of being a foreigner or an immigrant.
Jayus (Indonesian ...
To make the price cheaper, to reduce the price of a product.
In a shop you are given a receipt. It's a written proof that you have paid for something.
It means that the money will be given back by the seller if the buyer is unhappy with the product.
cash on delivery (American English: collect on delivery)
It means that you pay for something when it is delivered to you.
When the seller allows the buyer to return his item and take a different one, usually because there was a problem with the ...
Having a strong, sour, usually unpleasant taste.
e.g. dark chocolate
Having a sharp, sometimes unpleasant, taste or smell and not sweet.
With a tase like sugar.
Containing a lot of oil or covered with oil.
e.g. olive oil
Crunchy food is hard and makes a noise when you eat it.
Old and not fresh.
Tasting of or containing salt.
e.g. soy sauce
Having a high temperature.
e.g. boiling water
ll & l
In British English the 'l' is doubled for verbs ending in a vowel + l. In American English, the l is not doubled.
BrE: travel -> travelled
AmE: travel -> traveled
-our & -or
Words which end in -our in British English often end in -or in American English.
-yse & -yze
Verbs with -yse in British English are spelled -yze in American English.
-ence & -ense
In British English we have -ence and in American English it's -ense.
-re & -er
Words that end in -re in British English usually end ...
All or nothing
Completely or not at all.
If he can't be the best he won't even compete. It's all or nothing with him.
All over the shop
When something is badly organised or scattered in many different places.
What have you been doing with your clothes? They're all over the shop!
All eyes on me
Everyone is paying attention.
All eyes are on the Germany team after winning the World Cup.
All in your head
When you imagine something that is not real.
Nobody was telling it, it's all in your head.