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Under the weather

This post explains where the phrase under the weather came from, what it means, and how it was used. It also shows how the meaning of

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It’s a Date

“Date” is another word in the English language that can be used as a noun or a verb. It is important to pay special attention

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What a View

One of the many words in the English language that can be used as either a noun or a verb is the word “view”. As

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The Whole Nine Yards

Another popular expression in English is the whole nine yards which means “the full measure”. For some reason, this phrase is one of the most

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I’m Stumped

The expression I’m stumped meaning “stuck or unable to proceed, usually referring to being confounded by a puzzle” is a strange expression to say the

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Upside Down

The phrase upside down is so common in English that hardly any thought is given to it as far as its origin or its meaning

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Think outside the box

One expression that has become very popular in the corporate world is think outside the box which means “creative thinking that is not limited by conventional

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Drop Out

Another phrase that can be used as a verb and can be converted into a noun is the phrase “drop out.” This post will explain

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Take Off

The phrasal verb “take off” is another example of a phrase that can also be made into a compound word to be used as a

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Look!

There are several phrasal verbs in the English language that have to do with the word “look.” However, most of them mean different things and it

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Break Up

Another common phrase that can be used as both a noun and a phrasal verb is the phrase break up. This post will explain the

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Knock knock

Another common word among phrasal verbs in English is KNOCK KNOCK. This post will explain the meanings of the different phrasal verbs that use this

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Deal or no deal?

Another word that can be used as a noun and a verb is the word “deal.” Therefore, it is important to pay careful attention to

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It’s All About Love

Another word in the English language, and a universal concept, that is frequently used as a verb and a noun is the word “love”.  The

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Keep the ball rolling

Another popular expression in English is Keep the ball rolling which means to maintain activity and/or enthusiasm in a project. This expression can be somewhat

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Burn Out

Another phrase that is commonly used as both a phrasal verb and a noun is the phrase “burn out.” This post will explain the meaning

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An Arm and a Leg

Another common expression in the English language is An Arm And a Leg. This post will show what this expression means, and will attempt to

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Get to Work

Another word in English that is frequently part of phrasal verbs is the word “work.” There are three main phrasal verbs associated with the word

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Let’s Play Catch

Another common word that is found in phrasal verbs is the word catch. There are two main phrasal verbs that use that word, and this

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Slacking Off

The phrase “slacking off” has become one of the most common colloquial phrases in English in recent years. This could be due, in part, to

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Tickled Pink

For some reason, many common idiomatic expressions in English have something to do with colors. One such phrase is “tickled pink” which means “to be

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Pull Out All the Stops

The expression Pull Out All the Stops comes from the way that pipe organs were constructed. These organs were made with stops that were used

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Opening a Can of Worms

The expression “can of worms” is an increasingly popular phrase in English meaning “a source of unforeseen and troublesome complexity.” The phrase originated in the United States in the 1950s when bait

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Bug

As a noun, the usages are fairly common and straightforward for the most part. However, the fact that it can be used as a verb

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Jump the Gun

This phrase has become more and more common in the past century as a way of saying “to begin something before adequate preparation has been

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Work

Another word that has several different meanings because it can be used as both a noun and a verb is the word “work.” As a

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Egg On

One of the strangest phrasal verbs in the English language is the phrase “egg on.” This post will explain what it means and will give

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Caught Red-Handed

This post examines the history behind the phrase “caught red-handed” as well as what it means, how that meaning has expanded, and how it is used.

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Cut to the Chase

The phrase “cut to the chase” is an expression that arose as a result of the silent film industry. Over the years, it has come

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Bring Up

Another common phrasal verb that may be difficult for the student of English to learn is “bring up.” This is difficult mainly because the phrase

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Fall

Another example of a word that is used as both a noun and a verb in English is the word “fall.” Fall As a verb,

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Lo and Behold

The expression Lo And Behold is a very old expression that is currently used as an exclamation to draw attention to something that is startling

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Bear with Me

Another common English word that can be used as a noun and a verb is the word Bear.  The meanings of this word are very

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Wild goose chase

This post explains what the phrase “a wild goose chase” means and some of the history behind the expression. It also shows how to use this phrase in everyday

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Impact

Another word that can be used both as a noun and a verb in English is “impact.” As a noun, impact can be translated as

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In the nick of time

This phrase may seem a little odd to the beginning learner of English especially when considering that the word “nick” has several possible meanings depending

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Heavy Metal

The expression “heavy metal” to describe rock music that is usually electric guitar based and always loud has become increasingly popular in pop culture. However, it might seem a little strange that such

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Tie

Another word in the English language that is commonly used as both a noun and a verb is the word “tie.” As is the case

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