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“Shoot yourself in the foot” means “to do or say something that causes problems for you”. Example: When Michelle got drunk before her final exam, she shot herself in the foot. She failed the test! Learning English can be fun!     Visit our...

“Shoot yourself in the foot” means “to do or say something that causes problems for you”. Example: When Michelle got drunk before her final exam, she shot herself in the foot. She failed the test! Learning English can be fun!

"Yob" means an aggressive, rude person. Example: Be careful if you go to a pub on Friday or Saturday night. The yobs will be out and lots of them will be looking for a fight.

"Yob" means an aggressive, rude person. Example: Be careful if you go to a pub on Friday or Saturday night. The yobs will be out and lots of them will be looking for a fight.

“Suck it up” means “stop complaining”. Example: The teacher told her students to…

"Suck it up" means "stop complaining". Example: The teacher told her students to suck it up after they told her the test was too difficult. Example Sentences: A: I hate my job! I hate my boyfriend! I hate my life! B: Suck it up!

“Stink to high heaven” means “to smell very badly”.  Example: This meat smells to high heaven. Throw it away!

“Stink to high heaven” means “to smell very badly”. Example: This meat smells to high heaven.

“Luddite” means a person who is not good with technology. Example: I don’t use Facebook because it’s too confusing for me. I’m a bit of a luddite. Get our apps for learning English: http://learzing.com

“Luddite” means a person who is not good with technology. Example: I don’t use Facebook because it’s too confusing for me. I’m a bit of a luddite. Get our apps for learning English: http://learzing.com

“Drink like a fish” means “to drink too much alcohol”. Example: Jenny had two bottles of wine with her meal - that girl drinks like a fish!

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“Drink like a fish” means “to drink too much alcohol”. Example: Jenny had two bottles of wine with her meal - that girl drinks like a fish!

"Scrummy" means very delicious. Example: Mrs Walker’s pie was absolutely scrummy. I had three pieces.

“Scrummy” means very delicious. Example: Mrs Walker’s pie was absolutely scrummy. I had three pieces.

“Have a bone to pick with someone” means “to want to talk to someone about…

“Have a bone to pick with someone” means “to want to talk to someone about something annoying they have done”. Example: I have a bone to pick with you - you’ve been using my shaver again.

"Boozehound" is someone who drinks a lot of alcohol. Example: Tom is quite a boozehound - he has half a bottle of whiskey for lunch!

"Boozehound" is someone who drinks a lot of alcohol. Example: Tom is quite a boozehound - he has half a bottle of whiskey for lunch!

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