Towards improving our writing skills

2008-11-14 18:05

Writing is an 'active' language skill that makes ones grammar level clear and easy to grade...

Monkey off the back

2008-11-14 14:32

Keane's Monkey's Off His Back, Says Benitez (AFP, November 8, 2008) – what does "monkey" mean?

Lame duck

2008-11-11 13:19

Why is George Bush called a lame duck?

Doing the rounds

2008-11-07 10:53

In "take a look at the latest rumors doing the rounds in the city", what does "doing the rounds" mean?

奥巴马大出风头 民主党东山再起

2008-11-06 15:52

四年一度的美国总统大选(presidential election)经过长时间的竞选活动(election campaign)……

Hot air

2008-11-04 11:17

"Hot air" refers to the breath one lets out as they speak. When we point out what they say is "a lot of hot air" ...

Fighting slander with rationality

2008-11-03 09:39

Using administrative means to muffle a voice like Song's represents the worst of both worlds.

Sore spot

2008-10-31 11:04

What does "don't touch him on his sore spot" mean? What is "sore spot"?

“购房契税”怎么说

2008-10-30 11:22

在全球面临金融海啸的严峻危机面前,我国政府调低契税率等相关优惠政策无疑十分引人瞩目……

Pleasures of going off the beaten track

2008-10-29 11:53

Holidays and vacations are time for rest. They should be spent in a relaxed manner.

Work in progress

2008-10-28 11:09

It means that he's not a finished product – in other words, he's got room for improvement.

Blue blood?

2008-10-24 10:54

In the news, Japan's new Prime Minister is facing the music for not coming back home in the evening.

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