If you read my posts on English Experts you already know I’m a series freak. I love watching Two and a Half Men, Lost, the Tudors, Dirt and (yeah crucify me!) American Idol.
I am not a passive viewer so I keep my notepad (real and virtual) always ready in case something interesting comes up. I jot down all the new (and old) expressions and here are some of them.
A tad – a (little) bit. “Are you tired?” “Not really. Just a tad.”
And whatnot – and etcetera, and so forth. He reads all kinds of things: books, magazines, leaflets and whatnot.
At first blush – at first, in the beginning. At first blush his suggestion seems reasonable.
Back-to-back – things that happen one after the other. Brad Pitt appeared in three back-to-back interviews last week, because of his new movie.
Be on a roll – experience good fortune and success. The stock market is on a roll.
Be in a funk – to be afraid or worried about something. He’s in a funk over his exam tomorrow.
Breathe down someone’s neck – to watch someone closely, so as to supervise or control. My boss has been breathing down my neck the whole week because of that damn project!
Are you a series freak too? Do you also write down your expressions? If so, e-mail me and share them!
Have the greatest week, y’all!