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“)
As you know, occasionally using idioms will help you sound more fluent in English.
Here is the idiom of the day.
In a few words, concisely, summed up briefly.
“After the meeting, we asked them to give us the facts in a nutshell”
Heres is the expression of the day:
To touch (something) with a bargepole*
“Are you kidding me? I wouldn’t touch it with a bargepole!”
You would not consider being involved under any circumstances**.
* 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”