Catch Word #258 – Sweating bullets

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“I was so nervous. I was sweating bullets!” That might sound a bit strange, but it’s a common English expression. Sweating bullets means to be very stressed or nervous. Does that happen to you sometimes? In this Catch Word episode, Andrew and Kassy teach you two idioms with the word sweat: no sweat and sweating bullets. After this episode, you’ll know how to use these expressions perfectly!

Catch Word is the Culips vocabulary series that teaches you idioms, expressions, and phrasal verbs that are useful in everyday life. Improve your English, grow your word power, get fluent faster with Catch Word!

Fun facts

Do you know that you have anywhere between 2 to 5 million sweat glands in your body? But don’t worry, even though many people don’t like sweating, it is a healthy part of life.

Expressions included in the study guide

  • No sweat
  • A twist on [something]
  • To veg out
  • On [its] last legs
  • Sweating bullets
  • Knock on wood

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For more information about this episode, visit culips.com.
Music Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar
Photo Credit: Nathan Dumlao (Unsplash.com)

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luluadriana
luluadriana
1 month ago

Hi culips team, i have been listen to the podcast for a year and finally i became a member and i am so happy with this decision, it’s a great way to practice

Andrew from Culips
Andrew from Culips
Reply to  luluadriana
1 month ago

That’s awesome to hear, welcome! We’re happy to have you as a member 🙂

holgi65
holgi65
1 month ago

Hello dear culips team,
The episode was nice as always. My question is: What does SAT mean? Or is it a mistake?
All the best and greatings from Germany
Holger

Andrew from Culips
Andrew from Culips
Reply to  holgi65
1 month ago

Great question, Holger. SAT = Scholastic Aptitude Test. It’s the exam most American high school students need to take in order to attend college. The exam has a vocabulary section and some of the difficult words that appear in the part of the test are sometimes called ‘SAT words’ or ‘SAT vocabulary.’ Hope that helps!

holgi65
holgi65
Reply to  Andrew from Culips
1 month ago

Thanks Andrew, of course it helps. You and your team have been helping me for a long time, I believe 4 years. And I have the same fun as in the beginning, maybe even more, because I notice my improvement. Go on like this!
All the best and greatings from Germany
Holger

king_k
king_k
1 month ago

Thank you Andrew and Kassy for a nice episode, I have a question, I know you might answer before, What does “culips” mean? and why did you choose this name for your podcast?

Andrew from Culips
Andrew from Culips
Reply to  king_k
1 month ago

Glad you liked this one! Culips is a blend of the words culture and lips. We feel it is a good representation of what we do here at Culips – teach our listeners how to speak English (lips) and about the culture of English speaking countries (cu).

king_k
king_k
Reply to  Andrew from Culips
1 month ago

Thank you for your reply, Yeah, it’s true and this is what makes you different and enjoyable, keep going ❤

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