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Catchword #174 – In the nick of time

What do you do with your time? In English, you can do a lot with it, like waste it, kill it, or be in the nick of it. Join Andrew and Suzanne as they explain two time-related expressions: in the nick of time and to kill time.  

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Catchword #173 – Gonna, lotta, kinda

Have you ever wondered what on earth the Culips hosts mean when they say gonna, lotta, or kinda? Join Andrew and Morag as they explain these common contractions. Fun fact Contractions are a shortened form of a word or a group of words. They have been around for a very long time, dating back to more »

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Catchword #172 – Causing a scene

If you’re angry and want to make your feelings known, it’s time to raise hell with Andrew and Morag as they discuss three expressions for publicly expressing anger and frustration: to cause a scene, to make a stink, and to raise hell.    

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Catchword #171 – Take your eyes out

Do you want to jazz up your morning or evening routine with some fun expressions? Join Andrew and Morag as they introduce and explain some idioms related to getting ready for the day and getting ready for bed.

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Catchword #170 – Bear in the cave

In this episode Andrew and Suzanne explain a few popular expressions related to runny noses and undone zippers. Join them as they chat about how to slyly alert a friend to an embarrassing problem!

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Catchword #169 – To conk out

    In this episode, Andrew and Suzanne define and explain two phrasal verb expressions related to stopping: to peter out and to conk out. Join them as they chat about the meanings of these two expressions and how and when to use them!

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Let’s get married!

There’s more than one way to talk about marriage. In this episode, Andrew and Maura explore some popular slang expressions related to getting married. If you’re thinking about popping the question, this show is a must-listen!

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Pulling the plug

Sometimes you just gotta know when to quit. Today’s episode is all about ending things! Join Harp and Andrew as they introduce, explain, and discuss three expressions that can be used when things end suddenly or prematurely.

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Catchword #166 – Don’t front

Have you ever pretended to be something you’re not? If so, you’ll relate to today’s Catchword episode. Join Andrew and Maura as they introduce and explain three expressions that are used to describe people and things that are inauthentic or fake.

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On the tip of my tongue

Do you have a good memory? Or are you someone who sometimes forgets details like names and dates? In this Catchword episode, Andrew and Harp introduce and explain three expressions that can be used in those frustrating situations where you have a mental block and can’t remember something that you thought you knew. Harp: You more »

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Schmoozing

Hey party people! Today’s episode is all about socializing at events and parties. From making small talk to making business connections, we’ve got it all covered. Join Harp and Maura as they describe and discuss three expressions that can be used to talk about making social connections. Harp: When I think of schmoozing, I think more »

Testing the waters

Testing the waters

Sometimes it’s smart to be cautious. In this episode, we take a look at three expressions that are used when you want to get more information about a situation before making a decision or a commitment. Join Harp and Andrew as they chat about getting the details and explain how and when these expressions can more »

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A train wreck

We all make mistakes, but some mistakes are bigger than others. In this episode, Andrew and Harp talk about serious mistakes and failures. Join them as they explain and discuss three expressions that are used to describe errors and mistakes. Andrew: And something that is cringeworthy is, in your opinion, so bad that it makes more »

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Stop goofing off

Everybody likes to have fun and sometimes we just can’t resist goofing off. Today’s program is all about irresponsibility. Join Maura and Andrew for their chat about wasting time, being unproductive, and taking it easy. Andrew: What about you when you have something to do Maura? Do you procrastinate? Do you goof off or are more »

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To know the ropes

Do you know your stuff? If not, you’re going to want to listen to this episode! Today’s program is all about experts and how to describe them. Join Harp and Andrew as they share many useful expressions that will come in handy when talking about skilled and smart people! Andrew: And if you know something more »