Apple of my eye

apple of my eye This week’s idiom is “apple of my eye” What does it mean? If someone calls you the apple of his or her eye, he or she has a lot of affections for you. This person likes you very much, perhaps even loves you. You would say that to your...

Full of beans

full of beans   This week’s idiom is “full of beans” What does it mean to be “full of beans”. A person who is full of beans is lively, healthy and active. Example: He may be getting old but he’s still full of beans.   Do you know...

To butter someone up

butter someone up This week’s idiom is  “to butter somebody up.” What does it mean “to butter somebody up?” When you butter someone up, you flatter them or you are very nice to them, especially if you want to obtain something. Example: He...

A hot potato

A hot potato Today’s Idiom: “A hot Potato” This idiom refers to speaking about an issue (mostly current), which many people are talking about and which is usually disputed. Example: Paul: Have you heard of the new school rules that the school is...