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Monday the 08th of April, 2019
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EGG EXPRESSIONS (A TOUGH EGG TO CRACK)

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Good morning, everyone! How was your weekend? I hope it was great. Happy Monday to you all. 

Next week is Semana Santa in Spain. With Easter around the corner, we wanted to teach some Egg Expressions. We are starting with A TOUGH EGG TO CRACK

Definition: A person or situation that is hard to figure out or difficult to deal with.

Example 1: My boss is a tough egg to crack; some days he's in a really good mood, and other days he isn't. 

Example 2: We have been dating for two months, but I don’t know if she really likes me. She's a tough egg to crack

Example 3: We finally figured out what was wrong with the coding on the website, and we fixed the design problem. It was a tough egg to crack!

We also say a tough nut to crack

That's it for today. Thanks for reading and have a great Monday.



Friday the 05th of April, 2019
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FOOL EXPRESSIONS (COULD HAVE FOOLED ME)

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Welcome back and happy Friday to our Daily Vitamin readers. I hope you've all had a wonderful week. 

We are ending our Fool Expressions theme with the saying (YOU) COULD HAVE FOOLED ME

Definition: An expression meaning that you do not believe what someone is telling you because it's so surprising. 

Example 1: You're 6 months pregnant? You could have fooled me! You don't look any different than you did last year!

Example 2: He's only been playing the guitar for three months? Could have fooled me

Example 3: This was a frozen pizza? Could have fooled me. It tastes delicious!

That's all for this week.

Next week we are celebrating Easter with some interesting expressions related to eggs. Join us then. But for now, have a fantastic weekend!



Thursday the 04th of April, 2019
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FOOL EXPRESSIONS (TO FOOL AROUND)

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Happy Thursday, everyone! Are you ready for our next lesson in our week of Fool Expressions?

Today we are learning the expression TO FOOL AROUND

Definition 1: To spend time doing nothing productive. 

Example 1: I just fooled around on Facebook for the last hour. I can't believe I spend so much time on social media. 

Example 2: Stop fooling around; we have to clean the house!

Definition 2: To have sexual relations. 

Example 3: Did you guys fool around?

Example 4: I think they fooled around after the party on Saturday. 

There's a similar expression, to mess around, that has the same meaning as Definition 1. We looked at this expression in 2011. You can read that lesson at the following link: https://www.ziggurat.es/leccion_ingles/1778

This concludes today's lesson. I hope you have a great day.

See you tomorrow!



Wednesday the 03rd of April, 2019
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FOOL EXPRESSIONS (TO MAKE A FOOL OF SOMEONE)

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Hello, everyone!

If you read yesterday's or Monday's Daily Vitamin lessons, then you know that this week's lessons are about Fool Expressions.

Today's expression is: TO MAKE A FOOL OF SOMEONE / ONESELF

Definition: To trick someone so that they look stupid or foolish; to do something that makes you or someone else look foolish.

Notice that this expression can be reflexive. 

Example 1: The man drank a lot and made a fool of himself at the wedding. 

Example 2: I was so nervous during my job interview. I think I really made a fool of myself

Example 3: I'm afraid to sing karaoke because I know I'll make a fool of myself

Example 4: You have made a fool of your mother. You should be ashamed. 

That's all for today's lesson. Thank you for reading!



Tuesday the 02nd of April, 2019
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FOOL EXPRESSIONS (TO PITY THE FOOL)

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Welcome back, everyone! I hope you are enjoying the second day of April. 

We are continuing our Fool Expressions with the idiom TO PITY THE FOOL

Definition: An expression used when one feels sorry for someone else. 

Example 1: I pity the fool who has to clean up after this party.

Example 2: This history book is so boring. I pity the fool who has to read it for class. 

There is a very famous example of this expression in the movie Rocky III; the actor Mr. T. uses this expression when talking about Rocky Balboa. You can watch the clip at the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJnKm6ftPu0&feature=youtu.be

That's all for today. Thanks for reading!