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There are 167 Daily Doses of English covering many areas of everyday English.

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Eat

Got a weight problem? Need to shed a few pounds? Eating more than you should? Can't seem to satisfy that appetite? We have a saying in English - to eat like a horse. This means that you eat a lot. I think we should change the saying to eat like a caterpillar.

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Skint

Today, Lenka Ďulíková, a Czech, has written to me and asked, "I'd like to know how to say I have no money." Well, Lenka, perfect timing. And you've come to an expert in this because English teachers really have no money. We're very poor.

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Bloody

This Daily Dose of English is for Gerardo in Argentina. We were talking about the word sod this morning. Sod is a mild expletive. Expletives are swear words. Gerardo suggested that I make a Daily Dose of English about those expletives that aren’t too offensive. I thought, for crying out loud, what a great idea! Because people swear all the time, don’t you? Swearing is a way of releasing tension in a non-aggressive, non-violent way. Interestingly, 3% of conversations at work and 13% of day-to-day conversations involve swearing to some degree. Then I thought, I’m going to bloody well make this video. Interestingly, bloody is the most frequently used expletive by women and the second most frequently used by men.

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Well Done!

Hello and welcome to another Daily Dose of English. Today’s request is a video request from St Petersburg, Russia. "Hello Richard. I’m Andrei from St Petersburg, Russia. It’s very nice to meet you actually. Thank you so much for your videos. Well, could you please put me in the picture about one simple instance? Here goes. A girl did her job very well, or a girl has done her job very well. How do I have to compliment her for her job? Well done? Good for you? Attagirl? What else can I say to her in this case? And what can I say to you, Richard, for your brilliant job next time, apart from thanks? Goodbye."

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A or B

You seem to like the quiz format, so I'm going to make another one today. Be warned, this is a very challenging Daily Dose of English. I'm going to say some pairs of sentences. I want you to listen carefully and decide which of the sentences, 1 or 2, goes with the written sentences, A or B.

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Dog

Dogs are man's best friend, which probably accounts for there being so many expressions connected with them. I've doggedly gone after as many of these expressions that I could think of and have put them in this Daily Dose of English. You need never be afraid of dogs again, at least not when they are in English sentences.

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Face

Do you know what your philtrum is? I thought not. That's why I created this Daily Dose of English. It will not only tell you where your philtrum is, but also where your zygoma and your cheeks are, where your pinna is, and why you have a bridge and corners on your face.

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Mean

Though mean can mean mean when it means the significance of something, or mean can mean mean when it means the middle, mean can also mean mean when it means tight. If that means nothing to you, you might need to watch this Daily Dose of English.

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Trick

There are many words and expressions in English that stem from the word trick. I thought I had better make a Daily Dose of English about them no matter how tricky the video might be to make. So I did.

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Kill

My moustache is killing me today. I don't normally have a moustache, but I thought I’d have one today. What do you think? Handsome, hey? Well, other things can kill us, besides moustaches. My feet are killing me because I’ve been for a long walk. My back’s killing me because I picked up some heavy weights. And we can kill anything that’s alive. We can particularly kill two birds with one stone. Which means to do something... or to do two things with only the effort of one thing. We can also figuratively kill things, too. Like a light or an engine. Kill the light. Kill the engine. It means to turn them off. We can kill time, which means to use up time. I’ve got a lot of time to kill. We can be dressed to kill. Very stylish and fashionable. A bit like me. If looks could kill... When somebody gives you a really nasty look. If looks could kill. And we could kill for something, too. I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize. If you move in for the kill, you’re preparing to do the final part of something. The salesman moved in for the kill. And you can make a killing. Which means to make a lot of money, or be very successful in something.

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