The Top 5 English Expressions Every English Learner Should Master

By watching this video lesson, you will learn 5 English Expressions that will help you sound more natural.

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Expression #1 | Cut to the chase

  • Definition: To get to the main point or important information quickly and directly.
  • Example sentences:
    • Can you please cut to the chase and tell me what happened exactly?
    • Let’s cut to the chase and discuss the most important issues.
    • I don’t have much time, so can you cut to the chase and give me the key points?

Expression #2 | Keep someone in the loop

  • Definition: To inform someone and keep them updated about a situation or project.
  • Example sentences:
    • Please keep me in the loop about any changes to the new schedule.
    • It’s important to keep everyone in the loop so that we’re all on the same page.
    • I’ll keep you in the loop as we make progress on the project.

Expression #3 | Break the ice

  • Definition: To initiate a conversation or interaction in order to make people feel more comfortable.
  • Example sentences:
    • Let’s break the ice and introduce ourselves.
    • I always find it hard to break the ice with new people.
    • He told a joke to break the ice and lighten the mood.

Expression #4 | Get the hang of

  • Definition: To understand or become familiar with something.
  • Example sentences:
    • It took me a while to get the hang of using this new computer.
    • Once you get the hang of it, this game is really fun.
    • She’s still trying to get the hang of driving an electric car.

Expression #5 | Get a taste of your own medicine

  • Definition: To experience the same negative treatment or behavior that one has given to others.
  • Example sentences:
    • After years of being rude to her coworkers, she finally got a taste of her own medicine.
    • He’s always been a bully, but now that he’s on the receiving end, he’s getting a taste of his own medicine.
    • The company’s unethical practices came back to haunt them when they got a taste of their own medicine.

 

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