21 NovToday's Phrase - 'Down the Pan'

Expresiones en Inglés

TODAY’S PHRASE: 'down the pan' or 'down the toilet'
If something goes 'down the pan' or 'down the toilet' it means it is wasted or ruined.

For example:

Mike had great dreams of becoming a rock guitarist, but they went down the pan when he injured his hand.

I'm afraid all that careful preparation we did for Meerka's surprise birthday party went down the pan when her sister told her about it.

He invested all his life's savings in a beautiful, antique car but everything went down the pan when he crashed it the next day.

16 NovToday's Phrase - 'Up to Your Neck'

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TODAY’S PHRASE: 'up to your neck'

If you are 'up to your neck' in something it means you are really busy with it or involved in it.

Examples:
 

I'm really up to my neck in work. It's the end of the financial year and I have so many accounts to finish.

Tony owes the bank a lot of money. He's up to his neck in debt.

I'd love to join you this weekend but I really can't. I'm up to my neck in revision for my final exams.

13 NovPunctuation

Gramática Inglesa

Punctuation is one of the most important aspects of written English, and yet it is one that is taken the most lightly. It is, in fact, this feature of writing that gives meaning to the written words… much like pauses and changes in tones of the voice when speaking. An error in punctuation can convey a completely different meaning to the one that is intended. Use correct punctuation to avoid dangerous situations like this in the picture…

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