Don’t ‘cry over spilled milk’!

Don’t ‘cry over spilled milk’!

The English idiom ‘(to) cry over spilled milk’ is used when someone is sad or upset about something that has happened in the past and can’t be changed. Usually, is is a small problem. This idiom is often used to give advice by saying “it’s no use crying over spilled...
Your eyes are bigger than my stomach!

Your eyes are bigger than my stomach!

At Christmas and Thanksgiving celebrations, where there is a lot of delicious food, my eyes are always bigger than my stomach! I want to taste everything, so I usually eat too much! The English idiom “eyes bigger than your stomach” is used when someone takes too much...
What is Halloween?

What is Halloween?

Halloween is celebrated every year, on the night of October 31st. It’s one of America’s favourite celebrations and it’s practiced in Canada, the United Kingdom and many other countries too. Many years ago, the celebration was called All Hallows Eve...
You are the apple of my eye.

You are the apple of my eye.

He is the apple of my eye. The English idiom ‘the apple of (someone’s) eye’ is used to describe a person who is loved and adored by someone; the one they love most.   Here’s an example of the idiom in use: Jenny:             Your daughter, Jessica, has so many...
I bit off more than I can chew! 

I bit off more than I can chew! 

The English idiom “(to) bite off more than (someone) can chew” is to try to do something that is too difficult, or it involves too much work. Here’s an example of the idiom in use: Andy:           I can’t believe James is still at work! It’s 10pm! What is...