04 DicToday's Phrase - 'Are a Big Mouth'

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TODAY’S PHRASE: 'are a big mouth' or 'have a big mouth'

If you 'are a big mouth' or 'have a big mouth' it means you talk too much, especially about things which should be kept secret or avoided.

For example:

Fran's got such a big mouth. She's been telling everyone that I'm engaged. I wanted to tell them myself.

Oh no, me and my big mouth! I made Alex feel upset when I mentioned his dead cat.

Don't be such a big mouth. You should learn to keep other people's problems to yourself.

30 NovToday's Phrase - 'Licking Their Lips'

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TODAY’S PHRASE: 'licking their lips'

We say people are 'licking their lips' when they are about to eat something tasty. The phrase can also be used to describe a person's eagerness about an event in the future.

Examples:My children were licking their lips when they entered the sweet shop.

You'll be licking your lips when you see the roast dinner I've made!
Dave was licking his lips ahead of the crucial football game.

27 NovToday's Phrase - 'Drives You Up the Wall'

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TODAY’S PRHASE: 'drives you up the wall'

If something 'drives you up the wall', it makes you very irritated and angry.


This computer is really driving me up the wall; it keeps crashing!

Shopping for jeans drives her up the wall. She can never find a pair that fit her.

You are driving me up the wall! Will you stop singing that awful song now