live beyond means
If someone lives beyond their means, they spend more money than they earn or can afford.
The cost of living was so much higher in New York that he was soon living beyond his means.
once in a blue moon
Something that happens once in a blue moon happens rarely or hardly ever.
She doesn't contact us very often. We hear from her once in a blue moon!
A phrasal verb is a verb followed by a preposition or an adverb; the combination creates a meaning different from the original verb. Below you will find a list of phrasal verbs in alphabetical order with their meaning and an example of use.
log in/on- Access a program or database using a password.
You need to log in to your account before you use the services.
Common Mistakes and
Confusing Words in English
been / gone
been is the past participle of be
gone is the past participle of go
Been can be used to describe completed journeys. So if you have been to England twice, you have travelled there and back twice.
For example: I've been to Africa, but I've never been to Asia.
If you have gone to England, you have not yet returned.
For example: I've gone to the bank. I should be back in half an hour.
Now you've been and gone and done it!
NEW WORDS IN ENGLISH
Anklington- Blend of the words 'ankle' and 'wellington'. A short wellington boot.
Captcha- Completely Automated Public Turing Test To Tell Computers and Humans Apart. A distorted image of letters and numbers used to ensure that a response is not generated by a computer, in order to prevent spamming.