In the black

Expression of the day:

Being in the black

It means: not in debt, being in a financially profitable condition.

(As opposed to “in the red“)

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In a nutshell

 

As you know, occasionally using idioms will help you sound more fluent in English.

Here is the idiom of the day.

 

« In a nutshell »

It means:

In a few words, concisely, summed up briefly.

Examples:

“After the meeting, we asked them to give us the facts in a nutshell”

“Just tell me the story in a nutshell”Nutshell

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To touch (…) with a bargepole

Heres is the expression of the day:

To touch (something) with a bargepole*

Example:

“Are you kidding me? I wouldn’t touch it with a bargepole!”

It means:

You would not consider being involved under any circumstances**.

BargePole

* A barge pole: a long pole used to push and fend off a barge.

**In American English, one says “touch it with a ten-foot pole”

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Under the weather…

Using an idiom in your conversation will help you sound more fluent.

Here is the idiom of the day:

To be (or: to feel) under the weather

Meaning: to feel  ill, or to suffer from a hangover.

Example: Sorry, I won’t join you tonight, I’m feeling a bit under the weather..UnderThewWeather

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