I Love English Week 3 (2016/2017)

Quote of the week:

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”

Theodor Seuss Geisel

Idiom of the week:    off the cuff

Saying of the week:    Many hands make light work

Phrasal Verb of the week:    move over

Quote of the week:

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”

Theodor Seuss Geisel

Idiom of the week:

off the cuff

Meaning: If you speak off the cuff, you speak without planning what you will say beforehand.

For example:

  • She wasn't expecting to win, so she hadn't prepared a speech, but she still managed to say a few words off the cuff after being given the award.
  • The prime minister keeps making off-the-cuff remarks that get him into trouble.

Saying of the week:

Many hands make light work

Possible interpretation: The more people that do a job, the easier the job for each person.

 Phrasal Verb of the week

move over

Meaning: If you move over, you change position to make room for someone or something, or to block someone or something.

For example:

  • move over When Lydia came in, I moved over so she could sit down next to me.
  • move over While I was walking along the path I moved over to let some people riding bicycles go past.
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