When you have to study all night for an exam, or when you work all night to finish a task.
Oh my, I still haven’t finished this report for my boss and it’s due tomorrow!! I guess I’ll have to pull an all-nighter again…
Said when you don’t have control over a situation and when you don’t have the power or authority to influence the outcome of things.
I would really like to raise your salary but my hands are tied you know. I can’t do it without checking at first with the managers.
Last week I spent my easter break in London and Manchester! Wheee. As you may have already guessed it was awesome. Some pictures from the trip can be seen below ^_^
Another thing that happened during my stay in England is that I bought a book called “It’s not rocket science and other irritating modern clichés.” “Cliché” I think is not the best definition for these terms with respect to language learners. These are really widespread expressions, hence very useful for people who would like to speak or write English naturally. Maybe these phrases do sound commonplace to native speakers themselves but they will be perfect for spicing up your textbook vocabulary!
Let’s start with expression #1!
This word originally comes from the slang spoken by drug addicts but is now rarely used in that meaning. Today if you’re an adrenalin-junkie or a coffee-junkie it simply means that you go crazy for these things and you spend most of your free time with searching for adventures or coffee shops.