Category Archives: Know Your English (The Hindu)

Know Your English: A skeleton crew and a cash cow – The Hindu (Jan 20, 2018)

Know Your English: A skeleton crew and a cash cow – The Hindu (Jan 20, 2018) “I had a sip of your company’s new cola last night. It was just plain awful. How could a company like yours launch a … Continue reading

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Know Your English: It is time to strut your stuff – The Hindu (Jan 08, 2018)

Know Your English: It is time to strut your stuff – The Hindu (Jan 08, 2018) What is the meaning of the expression ‘strut your stuff’? (Sneha Mahajan, Chandigarh) The word ‘strut’ is normally used to refer to the manner … Continue reading

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Know Your English: Have a blast, but not literally! – The Hindu (Dec 31, 2017)

Know Your English: Have a blast, but not literally! – The Hindu (Dec 31, 2017) “Hey, Happy New Year! Good to see you. When did you get back from your trip?” “Around seven last night. How have you been?”……. For … Continue reading

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Know Your English: An ensemble of party poopers – The Hindu (Dec 24, 2017)

Know Your English: An ensemble of party poopers – The Hindu (Dec 24, 2017) What is the meaning and origin of ‘skeleton at the feast’? (T. Sailaja, Vishakapatnam) If you were celebrating an occasion, how would your friends react if … Continue reading

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Know Your English: Itchy feet? Off the beaten track you go! – The Hindu (Dec 16, 2017)

Know Your English: Itchy feet? Off the beaten track you go! – The Hindu (Dec 16, 2017) “Wow, so many travel brochures! Are you planning to go somewhere?” “Just checking. You know I usually get itchy feet at this time … Continue reading

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