Ingling Dictionary

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All Day, Every Day

An expression which means: All the time.

"He plays video games all day, every day. He doesn't even stop to go to the bathroom."

Seen in: "A Ranking of the Best Ways to Really Learn English Speaking"

 

All walks of life

People who come from many different places in society or the world.

“there were over 1 million people at the conference, from over 100 countries. There were people from all walks of life there.”

Seen in: "How to Travel the World, Speaking English"

 

And so on...

In continuation.

"She kept talking about the dog, and so on."

Seen in: "A Ranking of the Best Ways to Really Learn English Speaking"

 

To amount to

To equal. Come to be (the total) when added together.

“Two angry fans amounts to a fight in the stadium.”

Seen in: "The 9 Biggest Travel English Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid"

 

To be vital

To be absolutely necessary; essential.

"It is vital that you do not tell the secret."

Seen in: "How to Travel the World, Speaking English"

 

To Charge

Has many meanings. Used as "to ask for a price" in this article.

"Hannah charges 15$ for her manicures."

Seen in: "A Ranking of the Best Ways to Really Learn English Speaking"

 

To come in handy

To be useful. 

"These old magazines may come in handy one day,"

Seen in: "How to Travel the World, Speaking English" and  "The 9 Biggest Travel English Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid"

 

To Connect

To bring together, or link.

"Connect with the people you love, and you will be happy."

Seen in: "A Ranking of the Best Ways to Really Learn English Speaking"

 

Dismay

concern and distress caused by something unexpected. 

"to his dismay, she left him"

Seen in: "How to Travel the World, Speaking English"

 

The Downside

The bad part of something, the disadvantage.

"The downside to eating a lot of yummy sweets, is that you can get fat."

Seen in: "10 Tools You Need, to Have Perfect English Grammar"

 

Eager to please

Willing and happy to do something that makes others happy. 

"He just wants to make friends at work, so he is very eager to please."

Seen in: "How to Make English Grammar Easy"

 

Encourage, to

This means to give support, confidence, or hope to (someone).

"My parents encouraged me to go to university"

Seen in: "10 Tools You Need, to Have Perfect English Grammar"

 

ESL

Means: English Second Language. A word for those who are learning English.

Seen in: "10 Tools You Need, to Have Perfect English Grammar"

 

To Exchange

To give something and get something in return.

"Can we exchange phone numbers? To see each other this weekend."

Seen in: "A Ranking of the Best Ways to Really Learn English Speaking"

 

Fancy

Special and of good quality. 

"That Dolce and Gabana dress is very fancy."

Seen in: "How to Make English Grammar Easy"

 

Fed up

Tired of something happening and annoyed by it. 

"He is fed up with the child's screaming. He just wants to get some sleep."

Seen in: "How to Make English Grammar Easy"

 

Fellow-travelers

a person who travels with another.

“my fellow-travelers and I went for a drink after the tour.”

Seen in: "How to Travel the World, Speaking English"

 

For better or for worse

whether the outcome is good or bad.

"ours, for better or for worse, is the century of youth"

Seen in: "How to Travel the World, Speaking English"

 

For no apparent reason

without an obvious cause

“Sometimes the dog would bark for no apparent reason.”

Seen in: "The 9 Biggest Travel English Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid"

 

To go a long way

To last for a long time, or be worth a lot.

A little bit of expensive whisky goes a long way.

Seen in: "The 9 Biggest Travel English Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid"

 

Grown-up

An adult.

“My daddy is a grown-up.”

Seen in: "The 9 Biggest Travel English Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid"

 

To have your nose in a book

To be reading, and not paying attention to his/her surroundings.

“Amy always has her nose in a book.”

Seen in: "The 9 Biggest Travel English Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid"

 

Hard as a Rock

To be very hard.

"This old bread is hard as a rock."

Seen in: "A Ranking of the Best Ways to Really Learn English Speaking"

 

Imaginary

Created by the imagination. Something you invent in your mind.

"A lot of children have imaginary friends, that they play with"

Seen in: "How to Practice English Conversation for Super Cheap"

 

In-person

To be physically with someone or something.

"You must get your check in person."

Seen in: "A Ranking of the Best Ways to Really Learn English Speaking"

 

Internalize

To take something outside of you, and make it part of you.

"Bob is trying to internalize the information, he will need it for the test."

Seen in: "How to Make English Grammar Easy"

 

Keep Something (or Someone) in Mind

To count something or someone into your thinking.

"We can't offer you a job right now. But we will keep you in mind for the next job we have."

Seen in: "How to Practice English Conversation for Super Cheap"

 

To Lead you on a journey

This means that you are taken on a trip. Someone shows you exactly where to go, and what to do. 

"The astronomy class took us on a journey through outer space."

Seen in: "10 Tools You Need, to Have Perfect English Grammar"

 

A moment's notice

Almost immediately, with no warning.

“I had to be ready to perform my song at a moment’s notice.”

Seen in: "The 9 Biggest Travel English Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid"

 

Motivated

Having a lot of energy and will power to do something.

"She is really motivated to sell her house, because she needs the money."

Seen in: "How to Make English Grammar Easy"

 

On the other hand

used to present factors which are opposed or which support opposing opinions.

"a conflict between their rationally held views on the one hand and their emotions and desires on the other"

Seen in: "How to Travel the World, Speaking English"

 

Overwhelmed

Too much information entering your mind at once, or too many emotions.

"Studying English grammar makes me feel overwhelmed."

Seen in: "How to Make English Grammar Easy"

 

The realities (reality)

1. The quality or state of being actual or true.

2. One, such as a person, an entity, or an event, that is actual.

“The realities of political unrest were all too real.”

Seen in: "The 9 Biggest Travel English Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid"

 

Sincerely

in a sincere or genuine way.

"I sincerely hope that we shall have a change of government"

Seen in: "How to Travel the World, Speaking English"

 

Small Talk

Means chit chat...talking about unimportant shallow things.

"Go make small talk the with the guests!"

Seen in: "A Ranking of the Best Ways to Really Learn English Speaking"

 

To sort out

To organize, or arrange something.

“I need to sort out this room, it is full of junk!”

Seen in: "The 9 Biggest Travel English Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid"

 

Take a Look

Means to look something over, and to think about what you looked at. 

"Take a look at the brochure for the University, see if you like it."

Seen in: "How to Practice English Conversation for Super Cheap"

Torture

Something unpleasant, causing pain, and discomfort.

"They tortured him, painfully, for information. They cut off six of his fingers."

Seen in: "10 Tools You Need to Have Perfect English Grammar"