Worn-out Expressions

Over time, some expressions in speaking and writing become overused. When they acquire this type of form, they are known as clichés. For example, the following are clichés: The ball is in your court. Every cloud has a silver lining. Haste makes waste. Part of Everyday Speech Therefore, when certain words and phrases are used … Continue reading Worn-out Expressions


Weather-related Phrases

When it comes to writing, English speakers have created a lot of sayings related to the weather. Some of the sayings we use are directly about the weather while others merely use the weather to express another idea. For example, when someone says that another person stole their thunder, it means the other party purloined … Continue reading Weather-related Phrases