Catch Word #180 – I’m just spitballing here

When you have a problem that needs solving, sometimes you have to toss a few ideas around in order to get the ball rolling and figure out how to solve it. In today’s Catch Word episode, Andrew and Morag explain two expressions that will help you talk about generating and evaluating ideas: to spitball and more »

Catch Word #179 – It’s in the vault

Everyone has secrets. When someone tells you a secret, are you good at keeping it to yourself? In this episode, Andrew and Morag explain in detail two expressions related to keeping information to yourself: in the vault and to hold your tongue.

Catch Word #178 – Touch and go

It’s always good to plan ahead, but sometimes you just can’t know what’s around the corner! In this Catch Word episode, Andrew and Morag explain a couple of useful phrases for uncertain situations: touch and go and up in the air.

Catch Word #177 – Cook the books

Using idioms properly can really help your spoken English sound natural. So join Andrew and Suzanne as they describe how to use two fun idioms: by the book and cook the books!

Catch Word #176 – Dish it!

We all like to gossip sometimes. So come join Andrew and Morag for this Catch Word episode to learn the dirt and juicy expressions related to gossip.

Catch Word #175 – Such a flake

It’s always frustrating when plans get cancelled at the last minute. So don’t be a flake and bail on this episode, because today we’re talking all about breaking plans and the people we trust only to be untrustworthy.

Catch Word #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.

Catch Word #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 »

Catch word #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.

Catch Word #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.

Catch Word #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!

Catch Word #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!

Catch Word #168 – 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!

Catch Word #167 – 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.

Catch Word #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.