idioms and collocations



Who Can It Be Now?

Who can it be knocking at my door?
Go ‘way, don’t come ’round here no more.
Can’t you see that it’s late at night?
I’m very tired, and I’m not feeling right.
All I wish is to be alone;
Stay away, don’t you invade my home.
Best off if you hang outside,
Don’t come in, I’ll only run and hide.

Who can it be now?

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keep up with somebody

to keep up with somebody:
to write to, telephone, or meet a friend regularly, so that you do not forget each other

a través de keep up with somebody | meaning of keep up with somebody in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English | LDOCE

What Goes Around Comes Around

what goes around comes around: used to say that if someone does bad things now, bad things will happen to them in the future (“lo que se siembra se recoge”)

Justin Timberlake – What Goes Around…Comes Around
“… That’s okay, baby, ’cause in time you will find
What goes around, goes around, goes around
Comes all the way back around …”

Happy New Year

Happy New Year, Charlie Brown

naked eye

naked eye: Sight unassisted by an instrument such as a microscope or telescope, the human eye.
‘Bacteria and virus are too small to be seen with the naked eye.’
‘Experts warned not to watch the eclipse with naked eyes.’


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Source: Cambridge English

If looks could kill

If looks could kill: something that you say in order to describe the unpleasant or angry way in which someone looked at you
“I’ll never forget the expression on her face when she saw Mary with Phillip. If looks could kill…”

“If looks could kill, they probably will
In games without frontiers
war without tears

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Give me liberty, or give me death!

‘Give me chocolate, or give me death’ …  😉…

make up

make up = maquillarse
‘it takes her more than an hour to make up before going on stage’
‘She spends ages making herself up’

‘… I’m not wearing any make-up, won’t hide who I am,
I’ll be what I am.  I’m just being honest with my self once again
I’m my only friend … ‘

make (sth) up = inventar algo (a story, an excuse); formar; preparar; recuperar
‘He made up an excuse for being late’

‘Proteins are made up of aminoacids’‘Women make up 57% of the student population’
‘The pharmacist made up the prescription’ – ‘the bed is already made up’
‘We need to make up lost time’

make up for sth/doing sth = compensar algo/por haber hecho algo
‘she’s making up for lost time’

make up (with sb) = [hacer las paces (con alguien)] be friends again, bury the hatchet, declare a truce, make peace, forgive and forget, shake hands, become reconciled, settle one’s differences, mend fences, call it quits

‘Have you made up with your sister yet?’

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