when a large amount of snow falls down the side of a mountain
e.g. The skiers were warned about a possible avalanche.
a storm with strong winds and snow
e.g. They couldn't drive the car because of the blizzard.
e.g. I love the breeze near the ocean.
e.g. It's a litte bit chilly outside so take a coat.
rain in very small, light drops
e.g. On Monday will be cloudy with outbreaks of rain and drizzle.
a long period when there is no ...
The word breath is a noun referring to the air going in and out of your mouth and nose.
- you inhale a lot of air - you take a deep breath
- the air coming out of your mouth smells bad - you have bad breath
- you keep air in your lungs when you go underwaterhold your breath - you hold your breath
- you have difficulty breathing - you can gasp for breath
The word breathe is a verb, referring to the action of taking air in and out.
- you're using a lot of air - you can breathe hard or ...
not hold water
Not correct or true
Jack's story won't hold water. It sounds too unlikely.
test the waters
To try something new
We are testing the waters to see if online ads increase sales.
water under the bridge
Something that has happened and cannot be changed
I should probably have asked for more money when I was offered the job, but that's water under the bridge now.
a watering hole
A bar or tavern
John is down at the local watering hole.
a fish without water
Feel uncomfortable, like you don't belong in a ...
Catch a cold & Pick up a cold
Get a cold
I caught a cold from my mother.
I don't feel very well this week, I think I have picked up a cold.
At death's door
Dying or very ill
He literally was at death's door when a liver became available for transplant.
Like death warmed up
When you look sick or very tired
Why have you come to work today, you look like death warmed up.
We recover and regain our health.
I can't seem to get over this cold. I've had it ...
Accept & Except
accept = to agree to take something
We accept credit cards.
except = not including
We accept credit cards, except American Express.
Compliment & Complement
compliment = a remark that expresses approval, admiration, or respect
I take it as a compliment when people say I look like my mother.
complement = to make something else seem better or more attractive when combining with it
Strawberries and cream complement each other perfectly.
Fewer & Less
fewer = nouns that can be counted
We got fewer complaints this week.
less = nouns that cannot be counted
We must try to spent less money.
Flammable & Inflammable
flammable = something that ...
An informal way of saying friend.
e.g. She's my best mate.
Taking the mickey
Making fun of something.
e.g. Are you taking the mickey out of my new shoes?
A cup of tea.
e.g. I will make you a brew.
Thanks, but you can also use it when you make a toast.
e.g. I've bought you a drink. Cheers, mate.
To be really shocked.
e.g. He was gobsmacked when he heard of the redundancies.
Crazy or mad.
e.g. Not another one of his barmy ideas!