Say it with… feet

By |2021-03-22T09:38:11+01:0022. January 2021|Categories: Idioms, Say it with..., Shiny English|

It's idiom time again and this time I've got some expressions to do with feet. The first one, 'the game is afoot' is known to many from the Sherlock Holmes stories, but did you know it was first used by William Shakespeare in Henry IV Part I? If you know any other foot expressions - [...]

Say it with… apples

By |2021-03-22T09:36:57+01:0023. October 2020|Categories: Idioms, Say it with..., Shiny English|

Still doing loads of walking, and I have to say I'm very proud that I've managed a daily average of 10,000 steps since the beginning of July! Hurrah! It'll be interesting to see whether I can keep it up as the days get colder and darker. One of the great things about doing the same [...]

Say it with… hats

By |2021-03-22T09:33:05+01:0022. September 2020|Categories: Idioms, Say it with..., Shiny English|

I love to go for walks in the woods, and one of the first paths on my favourite route is called the “Hutpfad”, or hat path. One day I’m going to find out whether there’s some local history behind that name. So as I was walking along the Hutpfad, I started thinking about phrases [...]

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