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You killed it

killed it

Would you ever guess that to kill something could mean to do it well? In English it can mean exactly that! In this episode, we’re looking at expressions that mean to do something very well. They’re casual expressions that can more »

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Movers and Shakers

movers and shakers

In these times of international business, many movers and shakers find it important to be able to speak English! In today’s episode, we talk about people who have ambition and drive, and can make things happen. Some people are really more »

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Let’s just play it by ear

Play it by the ear

Are you the kind of person who likes to plan everything? Or would you rather just play it by ear? This episode is about being in the moment, not planning too much, and accepting what happens. To play it by more »

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That’s sick!

A sick guitar player

There are tons of negative words that are used as positive slang. We’re looking at a few of the more popular ones in this episode. Andrew and Maura give you their take on sick, mean, and wicked. If you look more »

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This time we’re looking at casual ways to agree with a person. The expressions in this episode are cool casual slang, more often used by younger people. But if you’re older, don’t worry! These expressions can be found in music, more »

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Hanging by a thread

hanging by the thread

Do you use things until they almost stop working and become useless? Maybe you have a TV that’s hanging on by a thread. Or do you have an old t-shirt that’s on its last legs? This time Andrew and Harp more »

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Go call your folks

tight family

Everyone’s got some kind of parental unit, so there’s gotta be some slang to talk about it. We’re talking about mommy and daddy in this episode and reviewing some of the fun names we can call them. We also review more »

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You pulled a fast one on me

trick someone

Do you know someone who always likes to joke around? In this episode, we talk about expressions that can be used to describe when one person tricks another. It could be just for fun, or someone might intentionally try to more »

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Don’t rock the boat

To stir the pot

We don’t like making trouble at Culips, but we do like making episodes about it! The expressions in today’s episode are all about causing problems and making changes when everything was just fine to begin with. Are you someone who more »

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Host’s choice episode – Maura’s choice: Pig out!


This episode goes all the way back to 2009 in Culips history! Maura thought this would be a great episode to share with you because people often pig out around Christmas and New Year’s. There are so many dinners and more »

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