We are truly enjoying our dog days of summer ! The ancient Romans called the hottest most humid days of summer “dies caniculares’ o dog days . The name came about because they associated the hottest days of summer with the star Sirius . Sirius was known as the Dog Star because it was the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major (Large Dog)
Idiom of the day
Throw a spanner in the works
Meaning : to do something that prevents an activity or plan from happening or being successful.
He broke a leg, this really threw a spanner in the works with his plans to play soccer as a professional
Idiom of the day : let’s go Dutch
Che tradotto in Italiano penso potrebbe essere : ” facciamo alla romana, ognuno paghi per se”……
Idiom of the day KEEP YOUR CHIN UP
keep your chin up
- be stalwart and courageous in a tough situation
- remain brave and keep on trying
- a confident appearance under emotional stress
- to uphold a jolly temperament instead of disappointments
Idiom of the Day ” Under the weather”
How do you feel today ? A bit under the weather …
under the weather
1. Mildly ill. “Yeah, I was under the weather last week, but I’m feeling much better now.”
2. Drunk. “Do you remember last night at the bar at all? You were really under the weather!”
3. Suffering from a hangover. “We were out celebrating Valerie’s birthday last night—that’s why we’re all under theweather today.”
Let’s Hit the Books…
Pronti per il test di domani ? Sure we are !! Ma in ogni caso oggi meglio allenarsi .. so LET’S HIT THE BOOKS !!
Idioms & Prepositions … Of The Day
Never judge a book by its cover….
Potremmo dire “l’abito non fa il monaco”?