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Word of the Week


English is a language on the move, with new words and phrases coming into existence week after week. Time to take a look at some of the most recent and bring them to your notice. You probably won’t find them in any dictionary yet, so turn to ‘Word of the Week’ and stay up-to-date with your English!

Erstellt: 2015-02
Business Englisch
Word of the Week


Wichtige Fachwörter, Ausdrücke und Redewendungen für das tägliche Business English: In diesem Archiv finden Sie alle bereits erschienenen Beiträge alphabetisch sortiert.

Erstellt: 2015-02











Word of the Week


From "afterparty" to "zorbing" and "Asbo" to "zombie", new words are appearing right through the alphabet.

Erstellt: 2010-02




A Phrase A Week


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Am 31.12.2007 waren folgende englische Redewendungen im Index zum Newsletterdienst "A Phrase A Week":

In the doldrums | By and large | Skid row | On the wagon | Play ducks and drakes | Get under way | Curiosity killed the cat | Take umbrage | Rack and ruin | Coin a phrase | To a T | Curry favour | A flash in the pan | Run the gauntlet | Prime time | The whole shebang | Barking mad | Top dog | Toe the line | In the pink | On the warpath | Three sheets to the wind | The living daylights | Keep the ball rolling | | Grass up | Spelling bee | Get down to brass tacks

Am 31.12.2007 waren folgende englische Redewendungen im Archiv zum Newsletterdienst "A Phrase A Week":

A cock and bull story | Now is the winter of our discontent | Saved by the bell | Below the salt | Local derby | A load of codswallop | Pipe dream | Left in the lurch | The darling buds of May | Pass the buck | Take the Mickey | As pleased as Punch | Hobson's choice | Up the duff | Turn a blind eye | In the offing | As good as gold | The exception that proves the rule | Heavy metal | Rule of thumb | With bated breath | Over the moon | Scot free | The bitter end | Beat a hasty retreat | Hoist by your own petard | Minced oaths | Sleep tight | From sea to shining sea | Cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey | Christmas card sayings and phrases | Flavor of the month | The floozie in the jacuzzi | As keen as mustard | Daylight robbery | Between the Devil and the deep blue sea | Cop an attitude | You are what you eat | Be afraid, be very afraid | Push the envelope | Laughing-stock | Whipping boy | High, wide and handsome | A moveable feast | Speak of the devil | If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen | Break a leg | Lame duck | So sue me | Nine days' wonder | Never-never land | Paint the town red | Lock, stock and barrel | Dead ringer | The whole nine yards | Ship-shape and Bristol fashion | Head over heels | Whet your appetite | Shake a leg | Taken aback | Shanks' mare | Go berserk | Heard it through the grapevine | Eat humble pie | Thumbs up | Helter-skelter | Flotsam and jetsam | Knuckle down | Draw a blank | Chock-a-block | Trick or treat | | On your tod | Kick the bucket | Steal one's thunder | As mad as a hatter | Jot or tittle | | Point to point | Port out, starboard home - POSH | Beck and call | Read the riot act | Run amok | Full tilt | Know your onions | Stool pigeon | Spruce-up | Short shrift | True blue | Tell it to the marines | Tuckered out | A sledgehammer to crack a nut | Blue-plate special | Wild goose chase | Aid and abet | Heavens to Murgatroyd | Cooking the books