162 : English Vocabulary and Expressions – Chaotic, Filthy, Spring clean, and Spick and span

In today’s episode, you will learn new English vocabulary words and expressions related to the topic of cleanliness. You will also hear tons of real-life stories that will help you understand the words and expressions more. This episode will give you the vocabulary and expressions you need to speak fluently in English about this topic.


“English With Tiffani” App



Meaning: In a state of complete confusion and disorder

  • Sentence 1: My week is chaotic because I have meetings every single day.
  • Sentence 2: With a chaotic mind, no work can be done.
  • Sentence 3: Susan’s house was so chaotic. She had clothes and papers everywhere.


Meaning: Disgustingly dirty; to an extreme and often disgusting extent

  • Sentence 1: Hannah needed to clean her car immediately. It was filthy.
  • Sentence 2: Jen felt filthy after a long day of work. All she wanted was a long shower and a long night’s sleep.
  • Sentence 3: My apartment is filthy but the cleaning lady will be here Friday.


Spring clean

Meaning: The practice of thoroughly cleaning a house in the springtime

  • Sentence 1: I only do a deep spring clean once a year.
  • Sentence 2: My maid does a thorough spring clean once a month.
  • Sentence 3: Many people choose to spring clean in March or April, but if you schedule a cleaning service on a weekly basis you will never need to do it.

Spick and span

Meaning: It is very clean and tidy

  • Sentence 1: Before I come home from work, the house needs to be spick and span.
  • Sentence 2: It might sound strange, but it is entirely possible to get your car spick and span without the aid of a single drop of water.
  • Sentence 3: The upper floor of the house had been refurbished since we were last there and it all looked spick and span.

“English With Tiffani” App

Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Emmanuel Edmond
Emmanuel Edmond
2 years ago

The words and expressions are useful and i’ ll be thrilled to use them in my every day conversations

2 months ago

… [Trackback]

[…] Info to that Topic: speakenglishwithtiffani.com/episode162/ […]


… [Trackback]

[…] Information to that Topic: speakenglishwithtiffani.com/episode162/ […]

2 months ago

… [Trackback]

[…] Information on that Topic: speakenglishwithtiffani.com/episode162/ […]

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x

Discover more from Speak English with Tiffani

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading