It’s a piece of cake! Words and phrases to describe things that are easy.

by Liz Walter One of the first idioms that students of English usually learn is a piece of cake – maybe because it is such a strong image. We use it to describe things that are easy to do: Getting into the building was a piece of cake – I simply walked through the open door. …

Continue reading It’s a piece of cake! Words and phrases to describe things that are easy.

On cloud nine: Idioms and phrasal verbs to express happiness

by Liz Walter My last post was all about sadness, so it is good to turn to a more cheerful subject: happiness. Let’s start with the phrase I’ve used in the title: on cloud nine. Nobody really knows the origins of this phrase – one theory is that it refers to the cumulonimbus cloud that was …

Continue reading On cloud nine: Idioms and phrasal verbs to express happiness