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?Gaffer✍?Meaning: the manager, the boss❕For example:?All the Manchester United players said they owed their success to the gaffer and the rest of the coaching staff. ?Eh, Bobby! The gaffer wants to see you. And you'd better watch out coz he don't look too happy, neither!✍?Note: usually used with the definite article "the"?Variety: This slang term is typically used in British English but may be used in other varieties of English too.━━━━━━━━━━━━━#Slang_of_the_Day ? @Englishofthedayy

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go over your head✍?Meaning:If someone goes over your head, they go to someone with more authority than you in order to get something that you would normally grant, possibly because they think you won't give it to them.❕For example:?He knew I wouldn't give him time off, so he went over my head and asked my boss.?I wouldn't go over her head if I were you. It'll make her angry, and next time you ask her for something she might say no.?Note: For another idiom with similar wording, but a very different meaning, see the listing for "over your head".━━━━━━━━━━━━━#Idiom_of_the_Day ? @Englishofthedayy
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✨Thought of the Day:“Life always offers you a second chance. It’s called tomorrow.” ?
Joke of the Day:What kind of bear stays out in the rain? A drizzly bear.?Random Fact of the Day:There is almost always an even number of rows on an ear of corn.━━━━━━━━━━━━━? @EnglishoftheDayy
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caught red-handed✍?Meaning:If someone is caught red-handed, they are caught in the act of doing something wrong such as cheating or stealing.❕For example:?I used to cheat in exams until I was caught red-handed by my teacher. I stopped doing it after that.?How can you say you didn't steal the book? You were caught red-handed walking out of the store after you'd hidden it under your jacket.━━━━━━━━━━━━━#Idiom_of_the_Day ? @Englishofthedayy
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keep it under your hat✍?Meaning: If someone tells you a secret and you keep it under your hat, you don't tell anyone.❕For example:?I'll only tell you if you promise to keep it under your hat.?Aunt Biddy said she couldn't possibly tell me the family secrets because she'd pledged on her mother's grave to keep them under her hat. ?Origin: There are at least two theories about this idiom's origin. One says it's related to the fact that archers in medieval Europe used to keep spare strings for their bows under their hats, with the implication being that other things could also be kept under one's hat without anyone knowing about it. The other says it's related to the fact that one's head is under one's hat, and that to keep something under one's hat simply means to keep it in one's head, as opposed to spreading it around by telling everyone.━━━━━━━━━━━━━#Idiom_of_the_Day ? @Englishofthedayy
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XYZ✍?Meaning:"code" said to alert someone that their zipper, or fly, is open❕For example:?"Hey, Bob. XYZ, dude."?I noticed that Tony had forgotten to do up his fly, so I said "XYZ, Tony" and winked as I looked down at his fly. Tony looked a bit confused, and then said he wasn't gay. Apparently he didn't know what "XYZ" means. ?Note: This is a type of "code word" used to avoid the socially awkward situation of having to tell someone directly that their zipper, or fly, is open.©Origin: derived from "(e)Xamine Your Zipper"?Variety: This slang term is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.━━━━━━━━━━━━━#Slang_of_the_Day ? @Englishofthedayy
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keep your word✍?Meaning:If you keep your word, you do what you promised to do.For example:?You can trust Bashir. If he's made a promise, he always keeps his word.?I'm sure you would have kept your word and helped us out if it was possible, so don't feel bad about it.━━━━━━━━━━━━━#Idiom_of_the_Day ? @Englishofthedayy
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twerp | twirpOffensive✍?Meaning:a silly, immature person❕For example:?Who's the twerp who stole my ice-cream from the fridge? ?Why is Linda going out with that little twirp? She could get any guy she wants!━━━━━━━━━━━━━#Slang_of_the_Day ? @Englishofthedayy
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time after time✍?Meaning: If you do something time after time, you do it again and again, or repeatedly.❕For example:?We've told our son time after time to call us if he's going to be late, but he still forgets sometimes.?Tiger wins major tournaments time after time. He really is a champion.?Note: The idiom "time and time again" has the same meaning, and can be used in the same way.━━━━━━━━━━━━━#Idiom_of_the_Day ➦ @Englishofthedayy
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Dud: something that does not work properly ?Example: The flashlight was a dud;
although it was brand new, it did not work at all.━━━━━━━━━━━━━#Slang_of_the_Day ? @Englishofthedayy
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the rat race✍?Meaning:The rat race is the highly competitive and stressful world of work and business.❕For example:?Sally is sick of the rat race. She's going to quit her job in London and move to a quiet village and open a small cafe.?My uncle says that success in the rat race can make you rich, but it can also turn you into a self-centred and shallow person.━━━━━━━━━━━━━#Idiom_of_the_Day ? @Englishofthedayy
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✨Thought of the Day:
“An atmosphere of trust, love, and humor can nourish extraordinary human capacity.” ?Joke of the Day:Why can’t you tell a joke to an egg? It might crack up!❗️Random Fact of the Day:When glass breaks, the cracks move faster than 3,000 miles an hour.━━━━━━━━━━━━━? @EnglishoftheDayy
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twerp | twirpOffensive✍?Meaning:a silly, immature person❕For example:?Who's the twerp who stole my ice-cream from the fridge? ?Why is Linda going out with that little twirp? She could get any guy she wants!━━━━━━━━━━━━━#Slang_of_the_Day ? @Englishofthedayy
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?an even break✍?Meaning:If you get an even break, you get a fair opportunity to succeed in your ambition or to achieve your goals.❕For example:?All Monica needs is an even break and she could be one of the country's top models.?He says he's never had an even break in life and that's why he's never achieved much.?Variety: This idiom is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.━━━━━━━━━━━━━#Idiom_of_the_Day ? @Englishofthedayy
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a couch potato✍?Meaning:You can say someone's a couch potato if they're very lazy and they spend a lot of time sitting around watching TV and eating junk food.❕For example:?Since he lost his job, Marty has become a couch potato. ?How can you expect to feel good and look good if you're a couch potato? If you turn off the TV, get some exercise, and eat healthy food, you'll soon look good and feel great.━━━━━━━━━━━━━#Idiom_of_the_Day ? @Englishofthedayy
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☄️Thought of the Day:“Believe that nothing is impossible.” -Unknown?
☄️Thought of the Day:“Believe that nothing is impossible.”
-Unknown?Joke of the Day:Why do silent frogs live forever? Because they never croak!❗️Random Fact of the Day:You may spend up to half of your waking hours daydreaming, according to one study.━━━━━━━━━━━━━? @EnglishoftheDayy

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