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Thursday the 11th of April, 2019
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EGG EXPRESSIONS (ROTTEN EGG)

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Welcome back, everyone! How's your Thursday? 

It's our fourth lesson about Egg Expressions and today we are looking at the term ROTTEN EGG

Definition: Someone who is bad and causes trouble. 

Example 1: I remember this kid Jacobsen from elementary school. He was totally a rotten egg and caused so many problems for our teacher. 

Example 2: They tried hard to raise their child well, but she did a lot of drugs and is now in jail. I guess she was a rotten egg

That's it for today's lesson. I hope you are able to avoid those rotten eggs out there today! ;-)

Have a great Thursday!



Wednesday the 10th of April, 2019
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EGG EXPRESSIONS (WALKING ON EGGSHELLS)

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Hello, readers! How's your week going? I hope you're enjoying the spring. 

We are on our third day of Egg Expressions. Today we are learning the phrase WALKING ON EGGSHELLS

Definition: To be overly careful in dealing with a person or situation because they get angry or offended very easily; to try very hard not to upset someone or something. 

Example 1: My brother's wife is a very difficult person. We always feel like we are walking on eggshells around her. 

Example 2: When I first started my job, I was walking on eggshells trying not to make mistakes. Now I am more confident in my skills and am more comfortable in the office. 

That's all for today. I hope you are not currently in a situation where you have to constantly walk on eggshells.

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Tuesday the 09th of April, 2019
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EGG EXPRESSIONS (DON’T PUT ALL YOUR EGGS IN ONE BASKET)

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Welcome back, everyone! 

Today is our second day of Egg Expressions and we are looking at the saying DON'T PUT ALL OF YOUR EGGS IN ONE BASKET

Definition: This is a phrase used to give advice; it means that one should not concentrate all of their efforts and resources in one area, because they could lose everything.

Example 1: All of their money is invested in this new company. I told them not to put all of their eggs in one basket, but they are confident they will make money. 

Example 2: My friend is a designer. He only has one client, which makes him nervous. He knows it's dangerous to put all of his eggs in one basket: if this client decides to use another designer, my friend will not have any income. 

Can you see why this expression is used? If you put all of your eggs into one basket, and then you drop that basket...you have no eggs!

We covered this lesson in March of 2013. Here it is if you'd like to see it again. 

https://ziggurat.es/leccion_ingles/2091

That's all for today. I hope you enjoy your day. We will see you tomorrow.



Monday the 08th of April, 2019
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EGG EXPRESSIONS (A TOUGH EGG TO CRACK)

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Good morning, everyone! How was your weekend? I hope it was great. Happy Monday to you all. 

Next week is Semana Santa in Spain. With Easter around the corner, we wanted to teach some Egg Expressions. We are starting with A TOUGH EGG TO CRACK

Definition: A person or situation that is hard to figure out or difficult to deal with.

Example 1: My boss is a tough egg to crack; some days he's in a really good mood, and other days he isn't. 

Example 2: We have been dating for two months, but I don’t know if she really likes me. She's a tough egg to crack

Example 3: We finally figured out what was wrong with the coding on the website, and we fixed the design problem. It was a tough egg to crack!

We also say a tough nut to crack

That's it for today. Thanks for reading and have a great Monday.



Friday the 05th of April, 2019
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FOOL EXPRESSIONS (COULD HAVE FOOLED ME)

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Welcome back and happy Friday to our Daily Vitamin readers. I hope you've all had a wonderful week. 

We are ending our Fool Expressions theme with the saying (YOU) COULD HAVE FOOLED ME

Definition: An expression meaning that you do not believe what someone is telling you because it's so surprising. 

Example 1: You're 6 months pregnant? You could have fooled me! You don't look any different than you did last year!

Example 2: He's only been playing the guitar for three months? Could have fooled me

Example 3: This was a frozen pizza? Could have fooled me. It tastes delicious!

That's all for this week.

Next week we are celebrating Easter with some interesting expressions related to eggs. Join us then. But for now, have a fantastic weekend!