Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. Member
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Cambodian
      • Home Country:
      • Cambodia
      • Current Location:
      • Cambodia

    • Join Date: Dec 2005
    • Posts: 115

    Unhappy Help me with these expression

    Can anyone tell me with this expression please?

    1-out and about
    2-in the middle of nowhere
    3-pain in the neck
    4-funnily enough
    5-ruin their lives
    6-social situations
    7-focus on
    8-well-practised lines

    • Join Date: May 2007
    • Posts: 404

    Re: Help me with these expression

    I am not sure what kind of help you are looking for, but here it goes:

    1-out and about
    Well enough to come and go, especially after an illness. For example, I'm glad to see you're out and about again.
    It is a bit archaic. More often used is ''up and about'' meaning someone is active again.

    2-in the middle of nowhere
    Use this expression to say that you have no idea where are you, or when a place where you are is any place lacking population.

    3-pain in the neck
    Something or someone that causes annoyance, a source of unhappiness...
    E.g. Ah, Mike is such a pain in the neck with his stupid questions.
    Expressions like ''pain in the ass'' or ''pain in the butt'' are more often used, and ''pain in the neck'' comes as a more polite way to say the first two.

    4-funnily enough
    curious (or funny or interesting or odd or strange) though it may seem; "curiously enough, he didn't recognize his old friend"; "interestingly enough, America is now dependent on Africa for a large part of its oil"; "funnily enough, the ones I thought so ugly were the ones that sold out first"; "oddly enough, he hasn't mentioned it"

    This should cover all of them...

    6-social situations
    This is not an expression(idiom). It really means SOCIAL SITUATIONS, as far as I know. Maybe it's some kind of new slang...

    7-focus on
    To get in a condition in which something can be clearly apprehended or perceived. To concentrate on. To pay a huge attention to something.

    8-well-practised lines
    I am not sure this is an idiom too...

    Will this help?
    Last edited by Jason72; 12-Jun-2007 at 10:55.

Similar Threads

  1. seeking an englisg expression...
    By jirikoo in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 25-May-2007, 11:29
  2. Expression
    By LDM in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 15-Feb-2007, 22:10
  3. Expression
    By saadxaci in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 19-Jul-2006, 23:33
  4. What is the expression?
    By Tokyolily in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-Sep-2004, 20:44
  5. Meaning of idiomatic expression?
    By pilgrim in forum English Idioms and Sayings
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 22-Aug-2004, 18:53


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts