Good morning! Today, I would like to focus on expressions and idioms regarding the word breath. You will be surprised how many of them you can find. Let us get started. I think we should begin with definitions of the word breath. 1. The air that you take into your lungs and send out from your lungs when you breathe: air that is inhaled and exhaled in breathing. 2. The ability to breathe freely 3. An amount of air that you take into your lungs 4. Exhaled air, as evidenced by vapor, odor, or heat 5. A softly spoken sound; a whisper 6. A momentary pause or rest 7. A trace or suggestion
Examples: He has bad breath - it means that his breath smells unpleasent. He has garlic breath. His breath smells like garlic, onion. etc.
Would like a mint to freshen your breath?
His breath on the window melted the frost.
It is so cold outside that I see my breath.
We could smell the alcohol on his breath. - breath test - breathalazyer
If you are out of breath, you are breathing very hard because you have been running or doing hard physical work. I'm a little out of breath from walking up all those stairs.
To catch your breath or in British Egnslish get your breath back is to rest until you are able to breathe normally. Give me a moment to catch my breath.
Someone who is short of breath or who has shortness of breath has difficulty breathing in enough air especially because of a physical or medical condition. The patient complains that he's short of breath. The doctor asked if I had been experiencing shortness of breath lately.
Take a deep breath. It means breathe deeply; take a lot of air into your lungs.
She recited the whole list in one breath. It means that she recited it without stopping to breathe.
His last/dying breath. That is the breath that he took just before he died.
If someone says that you are wasting your breath or tells you to save your breath or to not waste your breath, it means that the things you say will not make someone behave or think differently and that you should not bother to try. He begged her to go with him, but she told him he was wasting his breath. You're not going to get him to stop drinking, so don't waste your breath.
If you say two different things in the same breath, or if you say one thing and then something else in the next breath, it means that you say these things very close together. It's unusual to hear “promotions” mentioned in the same breath as “layoffs.” She praises their work, then criticizes them in the next breath. [=then immediately criticizes them]
O.K. Let us take a break. More idioms regarding the word breath you will find in the next post. Take care!
Hi everyone! How is your week so far? I hope that you go all out when you learn English. If you put all your energy or enthusiasm into what you are doing you can say: I go all out. I am going to go all out tonight. When I work out at the gym I go all out. I went all out this year with Christams shopping. So, if you go all out with learning English you will improve your linguistic skills by leaps and bounds. Listening and reading is the best way to improve your English. If you beg to differ let me know in comments. Thank you for your time. I hope you will find this post useful. Take care!
Good evening! How are you today? I hope your weekend is as good as mine. Mostly I am chilling on the couch with my lovely girlfriend. We watched a few episodes of tv series "Vikings" and "The neighbours". Today we have gone for a long walk.
I have got for you a video clip regarding condition that some of you might you have had this weekend. I wish you did not have it but...I hope you will recover pretty soon and in meanwhile you can listen to this story.
Hi there! I have noticed that a lot of people whom have blogs on this website are quite young. Actually, it does not matter how old you are. I think you might be interested in watching a movie called "Dead Poets Society" by Peter Weir. From my perspective that the story is very inspiring and you will enjoy watching it. I am about to do it again. Wait a minute...I will be back with you in a jiffy. I need to get a can of beer. Mhmm, refreshing. I hope you do not drink beer if you are minor. As I was saying, I highly recommend the movie. Below you will find some clips from the movie and an interview with Robin Williams. Have fun. Take care and see you soon!
P.S. By the way, from this movie you will learn how to woo girls and seize the day!
Good morning! Did you get enough sleep last night? Are you rested and ready for some good quotes mainly by Charles Bukowski. I have been thinking for a while why I don't write on my blog on daily basis? I found a simply answer in these words:
“My ambition is handicapped by laziness” ― Charles Bukowski, Factotum
On the other hand I really enjoy writing here some thoughts, things that I would like to share, etc. Then it dawned on me this quote:
“Baby," I said, "I'm a genius but nobody knows it but me.” ― Charles Bukowski, Factotum
O.K. That is enough otherwise I will get too cocky and unbearable. And now...Excuse me for a second. I am going to the toilet and leave you with these words.
“Nothing is worse than to finish a good shit, then reach over and find the toilet paper container empty. Even the most horrible human being on earth deserves to wipe his ass.” ― Charles Bukowski, Factotum
I am back. How was it? Did you like it? I do not want to get you bored so I am going to finish this post with one of my favourite quotes from "Factotum".
“It was true that I didn’t have much ambition, but there ought to be a place for people without ambition, I mean a better place than the one usually reserved. How in the hell could a man enjoy being awakened at 6:30 a.m. by an alarm clock, leap out of bed, dress, force-feed, shit, piss, brush teeth and hair, and fight traffic to get to a place where essentially you made lots of money for somebody else and were asked to be grateful for the opportunity to do so?” ― Charles Bukowski, Factotum
I just opened a can of beer and began my weekend. It is 3 minutes to seven in the morning. Early spring. So, have a good one and see you soon. I hope.