In this lesson, you will learn 5 English expressions you must know. These English expressions are used by native English speakers and will help you speak English more fluently.
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ENGLISH EXPRESSION #1
English Expression: To lose track of…
Meaning: “To fail to stay fully aware or informed about”
- I lose track of my wallet all the time.
- I lost track of time, and before I knew it, it was 1am.
- I keep my important documents in a safe, so I don’t lose track of them.
ENGLISH EXPRESSION #2
English Expression: To have a taste for…
Meaning: “To acquire a preference for something”
- She has a taste for more power, now that she has become the head manager.
- I have a taste for cold drinks on hot days.
- I have a taste for traveling first class.
ENGLISH EXPRESSION #3
English Expression: To sort out…
Meaning: “To resolve a problem”
- I need to sort out my finances.
- Philip needs to sort out his travel plans before it’s too late.
- She left the country without sorting out her responsibilities.
ENGLISH EXPRESSION #4
English Expression: Behind somebody’s back…
Meaning: “Without a person’s knowledge (in a dishonorable way)”
- Dennis went behind Bridget’s back and texted his ex-girlfriend.
- In the future, please don’t go behind my back.
- Claire went behind Amy’s back and spoke to HR directly.
ENGLISH EXPRESSION #5
English Expression: To look up to somebody
Meaning: “To admire and respect someone”
- Kai looks up to his older brother Noah.
- The other teachers really look up to her.
- I tend to look up to successful people.