Holidays & Vacations in American English

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Hi Everyone! Today I’d like to look at some vocabulary and expressions related to taking time off from work or school. Special days in your country which have historical or religious roots are called holidays. In the USA, we have holidays like New Year’s Day, President’s day, Independence Day, etc. In most countries, some of these holidays are days of …

Idiom Lesson “Three sheets to the wind” From Happy English New York!

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   Download the mp3 file here After a few cocktails, or beers, you may be three sheets to the wind. Have you heard this idiom? Three sheets to the wind means drunk. This idiom comes from the olden days of sailing. The word “sheet” on a sailboat refers to the ropes that are used to hold and adjust the sails. …