English Express | Idioms about People

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Learn some useful idioms about people you can use in your everyday language in a new English Express episode—a podcast from English Plus Podcast Network.


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You don’t have a lot of time, but you still want to learn and you wait to express yourself in English every day I get it. And that’s why I created English Express. This is your host Danny and this is English Express everyday we’ll have a very short episode in which you will learn and you wait to express yourself in English never stop learning even if you don’t have a lot of time for it. Listen to English Express.

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Welcome to a new English Express episode. In this episode, we will talk about some idioms and expressions we use to talk about people, you can find the transcript on my website English plus podcast.com. Better yet, if you are a patron, you will get exclusive episode series and resources to take your English and learning to the next level. You can find the links in the description of the episode. And now without further ado, let’s talk about some idioms and expressions about people. Well, first, let’s start with three expressions for three idioms. What about no rocket scientists? You might have heard that before? You might not but I’ll tell you about it in a bit. Or a dark horse or a party pooper? Have you heard of these expressions before? Do you know how we use them? But let’s start with rocket scientist? Does it matter if someone says you are no rocket scientist? Of course it does. This phrase means not very intelligent. If you are no rocket scientist, that means you’re not very intelligent. If you say that about a person, that means this person is not very intelligent. And what if a newspaper describes a politician as a dark horse? What does that mean? What this means nobody knows much about this person. And this person seems to be winning. He came out of nowhere. Or of course, she came out of nowhere and she or he is winning. So a dark horse. We can use a dark horse to talk about that a secretive person that is winning. What about a party pooper? Is that a nice word? Well, not at all. This means a person who spoils enjoyable activities by refusing to join in. Well, the city is also useful in apologies. He can say I’m sorry to be a party pooper. But I have to go home now. Well, you wouldn’t want to be a party pooper. Nobody wants to be a party pooper. So try not to be but if you have to, well, you have to you have to what can you do, but know that you will be a party pooper? You spoil everyone’s fun or the enjoyable activities by refusing to join in because if you don’t join in, you will ruin it for them. So that is being a party pooper that happens a lot between friends. Now what about brains and beauty? Let’s talk about some expressions and idioms we use to talk about brains and beauty. Let me tell you a little story about a Hollywood actress who once met the British philosopher, Bertrand Russell, whereas he was quite ugly. She turned heads wherever she went, she was rather full of herself and said to Russell, they say I’m the most beautiful woman in the world. And I hear you’re the smartest man. Imagine if we had a child with your brains and my beauty, not Russell, who was never lost for words, replied, imagine if it had my beauty and your brains. So that was a story. But of course, we’re not focusing on the story here. But we’re trying to focus on a couple of expressions and idioms here that talk about brains and beauty. Let’s start with turn heads. When we say turn heads when I told you that she turned heads wherever she went, what does that mean? That means attracted a lot of attention. When a person turns heads wherever he or she goes, that means this person is very attractive, and they attract a lot of attention. We also said that she was rather full of herself, when someone is full of him or herself. That means too pleased with yourself a little bit arrogant, to be honest. So she was full of herself. And that’s when she said to Russell, they say I’m the most beautiful woman in the world. Of course, she didn’t insult him. She said, I hear you’re the smartest man and imagine if we had a child with your brains and my beauty. Well, Russell was never lost for words. That is my next expression. What does it mean when you are lost for words? Or like in this example, never lost four words. Well, when you are lost for words, remember this is not lost in words or lost onwards lost for words. That means not knowing what to say. Now sometimes you are in situations when you really don’t know what to say, and you are lost for words, but not for Russell Russell was never lost for words. And he replied, imagine if it had my beauty and your brains. Well, that would be something right. So I hope you like the idioms and the expressions I shared with you in today’s episode because that’s everything I wanted to share with you in today’s English Express episode. Don’t forget to visit my website English plus podcast.com and check the great learning opportunities you can find there there is the activity center with daily fun activities, quizzes and logic and math puzzles. And if you decide to become a patron on Patreon, there’s a lot more available only to patrons like the daily audio courses and the exclusive In audio series, among many other benefits you get when you become a patron. All the links you need are in the description of the episode you’re waiting for. Take your English and learning to the next level and never stop learning with English plus podcast.com. Thank you very much for listening to this episode. This is your host Danny I will see you next time.


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