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Slang of the Day

yakuza

Meaning:
a Japanese criminal organisation, or a member of such an organisation

For example:
Many members of the yakuza have amazing tattoos that cover nearly every part of their body.

Everyone knew Hideki was a yakuza because the tip of his left little finger had been cut off.

Saying of the Day

He who pays the piper calls the tune

Possible interpretation:
The person who pays a musician can decide what music he wants to hear. And the person who pays for any service has the right to say exactly what he wants.

Note: piper (noun) = a person who plays the pipe (a musical instrument) | tune (noun) = a melody; a piece of music

Phrasal Verb of the Day

let off (1)

Meaning:
to give someone little or no punishment for doing something wrong

For example:

let off I was pulled over for speeding, but luckily I was let off with a warning.

let sb off The corrupt politician expected to be let off lightly for taking a bribe, so he was very shocked when the judge sent him to jail.

Idiom of the Day

recharge your batteries

Meaning:
You recharge your batteries if you do something to regain your energy after a period of hard work.

For example:

Vicky was really tired after organizing last month's seminar, so she's gone to one of those spa-resorts for a few days to recharge her batteries.

What do you do when you need to recharge your batteries?

Origin: Metaphorical, and related to the fact that batteries used to power devices like mobile phones can be recharged when necessary.

Idiom of the Day

📚work your socks off | work your tail off

✍🏾Meaning:
If you work your socks off, or work your tail off, you work very hard.

❕For example:

🔺We had to get the job finished by Friday, so we worked our socks off to get it done on time.

🔺The sales team worked their tails off this quarter, and they've managed to beat the record for first-quarter sales figures.
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Slang of the Day

🔰ripped (1)

✍🏾Meaning:
to have well-defined muscles

❕For example:

🔺After I'd been working out in the gym for a year or so, people started saying, "You're gettin' ripped, dude."

🔺We watched a show about prisons last night, and I swear every single guy in there was ripped.
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Idiom of the Day

📚see eye to eye

✍🏾Meaning:
If you see eye to eye with someone, you totally agree with them about something.

❕For example:

🔺They don't agree about everything, but when it comes to the most important issues they see eye to eye.

🔺It's funny how they've become friends even though they don't seem to see eye to eye on anything.
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Phrasal Verb of the Day

💢come around

✍🏾Meaning:
to visit somebody, usually at their home

❕For example:

come around
🔺Why don't you come around after work and have a swim in my pool?

come around
🔺Every Tuesday night some friends come around and we play Word Up.

➕Note: "Come round" means the same thing in British English.
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