Jan 31, 2014
= get ready for a challenge "England will be gearing themselves up for their rugby match against France tomorrow" (AP Photo/Ross Land) Oops, I made a mistake and said I would "support France", which is clearly a slip of the tongue! More details here: http://teacherluke.wordpress.com/phrasal-verb-a-day/31-to-gear-up/
Jan 30, 2014
= when a group of people move close to one person, so they are surrounding him/her in order to listen to them say something. "Gather round everybody, I want to tell you something" "It was a dark and stormy night, and the captain of the ship said to his crew 'gather round lads, and I'll tell you a story...' and so he...
Jan 29, 2014
= 1. to turn the pages of a book or magazine without really reading anything - just having a quick look at the pages 2. To change channels on the TV, looking through the channels to find something to watch. "I was flicking through the newspaper when I saw a picture of you! " “I've been flicking through the channels,...
Jan 28, 2014
= to bring something to people's attention, to mention something so that people know it "I'd just like to flag up the fact that Luke's English Podcast has been nominated for the Macmillan Dictionary Award for Best Blog 2013. You can vote by clicking here. I just wanted to flag that up. Cheers!" Vote...
Jan 27, 2014
* be careful, this is quite a rude one =to touch someone in a sexual way and they don't want you to do it It's negative (unless, of course, the person wants you to feel them up...) "a creepy guy tried to feel me up on the train today, it was horrible!"