English Knowledge


spill the beans

01

Sep 2015

What Do You Imply When Someone Says ‘Don’t Spill The Beans”

The expression,”spill the beans” is to reveal the secret  or pass on private information but which was done by mistake or not intentionally. Example- There is a surprise gift for all the staff at the end of the meeting. Please don’t spill the beans. The lady threatened to spill the beans to his wife or approach the police....

Read More


let the cat out of the bag

31

Aug 2015

What Do You Mean By The Idiom, “Let the Cat out Of the Bag”

The idiom ,”let the cat out of the bag” means to tell or reveal a secret by mistake. That is being careless while speaking. Example- I was going to pay a surprise visit to my brother’s house but my son let the cat out of the bag. So now my brother knows it. The company was going to give a surprise gift to the highest...

Read More...

Read More


Strong and weak verbs

28

Aug 2015

Strong And Weak Verbs- Know How To Identify Them

Strong verbs are those verbs which form their past tense by merely changing the vowel in the present form without adding  ed, d, or t Speak changes to spoke in the past tense. Fight changes to fought in the past tense. Fall changes to fell in the past tense. Eat changes to ate in the past tense Weak verbs are those which form their past...

Read More...

Read More


an honest mistake

26

Aug 2015

” An Honest Mistake”- What Does This Actually Mean

The phrase ” an honest mistake” means a mistake committed which was not intentional and there was no bad intention or malicious thought behind an action. Example- I think it was an honest mistake.My friend would not have done it if with me. The actress termed her action of spelling the name of the president wrong as an honest mistake. ...

Read More


hang on

24

Aug 2015

What Does The Expression, ” Hang On” means

The expression “hang on” can convey several meaning depending upon the sentence. Example- To wait for a while- Hang on a minute. The class teacher need to talk to you. To pause during a telephonic conversation- Please hang on until i get a pen to write down the phone number. To be prepared for some uncomfortable situation- Hang on ! The bus is now going...

Read More...

Read More


monkey business

18

Aug 2015

What Is The Meaning Of The Idiom,” Monkey Business”

The idiom , “monkey business” refers to mischievous or silly act.It can also refer to wasting of time on a project which is not wise enough. Examples- Are you still using the old techniques to increase production? Stop the monkey business and resort to some new ones. So what kind of monkey business have you  children been up to while I was out? The teacher asked...

Read More



Page 5 of 12« First...34567...10...Last »