Common English Phrases & Idioms

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Accent Pros is happy to announce a new segment in the accent reduction blog called – Common English Phrases & Idioms.
 
Many of our clients at Accent Pros, who come in for accent reduction sessions, have advanced degrees and have excellent command of the English language. Given the evolving state of the English language; however, they may not understand informal slang and phrases that are regularly used in the workplace, and on various popular social media. Occasionally our accent reduction clients will understand the meaning of an idiom, but use it in an improper context, which could potentially have embarrassing consequences.

Here we will explore common American English phrases, descriptions, and use them in an example to help you understand the full breadth of the saying.  

After enjoying the idioms, treat yourself to a free accent reduction tutorial available in over fifty languages here on the website.

26 02, 2015

Read Idioms

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Accent Reduction and  Read Idioms- Why do we need to know these? Many of our clients at Accent Pros, who come in for accent reduction sessions, have advanced degrees and have excellent command of the English language. Given the evolving state of the English language; however, they may not understand informal slang and phrases that [...]

23 02, 2015

Sand Idioms

2017-03-23T06:46:43-05:00By |

Sand Idioms and Accent Reduction Many of our clients at Accent Pros, who come in for accent reduction sessions, have advanced degrees and have excellent command of the English language. Given the evolving state of the English language; however, they may not understand informal slang and phrases that are regularly used in the workplace, and [...]

18 02, 2015

“Oil” Idioms

2017-03-23T06:46:44-05:00By |

Oil Idiom 1 – Burning midnight oil Definition: To work late into the night. Example: Her finals week for medical school was coming up and she was burning the midnight oil to build a solid knowledge base heading into the exams. Origin: Originally, burning the midnight oil had a very literal meaning. Back in the olden [...]

16 02, 2015

“Play” Idioms

2017-03-23T06:46:44-05:00By |

Accent Reduction Tips Many of our clients at Accent Pros, who come in for accent reduction sessions, have advanced degrees and have excellent command of the English language. Given the evolving state of the English language; however, they may not understand informal slang and phrases that are regularly used in the workplace, and on various [...]

12 02, 2015

Accent Reduction: “Walking” Idioms

2017-03-23T06:46:44-05:00By |

Accent Reduction Tips Many of our clients at Accent Pros, who come in for accent reduction sessions, have advanced degrees and have excellent command of the English language. Given the evolving state of the English language; however, they may not understand informal slang and phrases that are regularly used in the workplace, and on various [...]

8 01, 2015

English Accent Training: British Slang

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English Accent Training: How Slang Terms Can Define Individual Speech One of the reasons our long running idioms series has proven to be so popular  is that it helps bridge the gap between the formal English often emphasized in the initial stages of English accent training and specialized slang of the business world. Every profession [...]

29 12, 2014

Accent Reduction: “Up” Idioms

2017-03-23T06:46:46-05:00By |

Accent Reduction Tips Many of our clients at Accent Pros, who come in for accent reduction sessions, have advanced degrees and have excellent command of the English language. Given the evolving state of the English language; however, they may not understand informal slang and phrases that are regularly used in the workplace, and on various [...]

10 12, 2014

Accent Reduction: Body Idioms

2017-03-23T06:46:46-05:00By |

Accent Reduction Tips Many of our clients at Accent Pros, who come in for accent reduction sessions, have advanced degrees and have excellent command of the English language. Given the evolving state of the English language; however, they may not understand informal slang and phrases that are regularly used in the workplace, and on various [...]

4 12, 2014

How to Speak English: Sign Language

2017-03-23T06:46:46-05:00By |

How to Speak English: Redefining the Meaning of an Accent Did you know that sign language features regional variations in signing and slang terms? The idea may seem farfetched to some. American Sign Language is often thought of as a literal interpretation of American English, with universal gestures for virtually every word and slang term [...]

3 12, 2014

Accent Reduction: Color Idioms Part 4

2017-03-23T06:46:46-05:00By |

Accent Reduction Tips Many of our clients at Accent Pros, who come in for accent reduction sessions, have advanced degrees and have excellent command of the English language. Given the evolving state of the English language; however, they may not understand informal slang and phrases that are regularly used in the workplace, and on various [...]

3 12, 2014

Accent Reduction: “Turn” Idioms

2017-03-23T06:46:47-05:00By |

Accent Reduction Tips Many of our clients at Accent Pros, who come in for accent reduction sessions, have advanced degrees and have excellent command of the English language. Given the evolving state of the English language; however, they may not understand informal slang and phrases that are regularly used in the workplace, and on various [...]

3 12, 2014

Accent Reduction: “Whole” Idioms

2017-03-23T06:46:47-05:00By |

Accent Reduction Tips Many of our clients at Accent Pros, who come in for accent reduction sessions, have advanced degrees and have excellent command of the English language. Given the evolving state of the English language; however, they may not understand informal slang and phrases that are regularly used in the workplace, and on various [...]

2 12, 2014

Accent Reduction: Number Idioms

2017-03-23T06:46:47-05:00By |

Accent Reduction Tips Many of our clients at Accent Pros, who come in for accent reduction sessions, have advanced degrees and have excellent command of the English language. Given the evolving state of the English language; however, they may not understand informal slang and phrases that are regularly used in the workplace, and on various [...]

2 12, 2014

Accent Reduction: “Under” Idioms

2017-03-23T06:46:47-05:00By |

Accent Reduction Tips Many of our clients at Accent Pros, who come in for accent reduction sessions, have advanced degrees and have excellent command of the English language. Given the evolving state of the English language; however, they may not understand informal slang and phrases that are regularly used in the workplace, and on various [...]

1 12, 2014

Accent Reduction: Idioms Related to Memory

2017-03-23T06:46:49-05:00By |

Accent Reduction Tips Many of our clients at Accent Pros, who come in for accent reduction sessions, have advanced degrees and have excellent command of the English language. Given the evolving state of the English language; however, they may not understand informal slang and phrases that are regularly used in the workplace, and on various [...]

27 11, 2014

Accent Reduction: Color Idioms Part 3

2017-03-23T06:46:49-05:00By |

Accent Reduction Tips Many of our clients at Accent Pros, who come in for accent reduction sessions, have advanced degrees and have excellent command of the English language. Given the evolving state of the English language; however, they may not understand informal slang and phrases that are regularly used in the workplace, and on various [...]

24 11, 2014

Accent Reduction: Appearance Idioms

2017-03-23T06:46:49-05:00By |

Accent Reduction Tips Many of our clients at Accent Pros, who come in for accent reduction sessions, have advanced degrees and have excellent command of the English language. Given the evolving state of the English language; however, they may not understand informal slang and phrases that are regularly used in the workplace, and on various [...]

20 11, 2014

Accent Reduction –Body Idioms Part 2

2017-03-23T06:46:49-05:00By |

Accent Reduction Tips Many of our clients at Accent Pros, who come in for accent reduction sessions, have advanced degrees and have excellent command of the English language. Given the evolving state of the English language; however, they may not understand informal slang and phrases that are regularly used in the workplace, and on various [...]

20 11, 2014

Accent Reduction – Nautical Idioms

2017-03-23T06:46:49-05:00By |

Accent Reduction Tips Many of our clients at Accent Pros, who come in for accent reduction sessions, have advanced degrees and have excellent command of the English language. Given the evolving state of the English language; however, they may not understand informal slang and phrases that are regularly used in the workplace, and on various [...]