Cat Idioms

Cat Idioms

Idioms are everywhere in the English language, and there are plenty of animal-related idioms out there. With their nine lives, all-seeing eyes and ability to navigate many a situation or garden fence with grace and elegance, cats are the inspiration for a number of commonly-used idioms. Today, in celebration of this Saturday’s International Cat Day, […]

House and Home Idioms – Part 3

House and Home Idioms – Part 3

Welcome to the third and final instalment of this blog post mini-series on ‘house and home’ related idioms. Make sure to check out parts one and two if you haven’t already. In this blog post, we will look at five idioms related to specific parts of the house. 1. Everything but the kitchen sink This is […]

House and Home Idioms – Part 2

House and Home Idioms – Part 2

Welcome to part two of this House and Home Idioms mini-series. In the first part of the series, I introduced five common idioms based around the theme of Houses and Homes: ‘go around the houses’, ‘get on like a house on fire’, ‘home truths’, ‘safe as houses’ and ‘the lights are on but nobody’s home’. If […]

Burns Night

Burns Night

Vocabulary comprise (verb) – to include ode (noun) – a lyric poem, typically one in the form of an address to a particular subject critically acclaimed (phrase) – a piece of work that has received generally good reviews from a number of critics bagpipes (noun) – a traditional Scottish musical instrument Here in Scotland, the 25th […]