Words and Their Stories - Voice of America

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Words and Their Stories programs explain idioms and expressions that many learners of American English find difficult to understand.

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Description
Words and Their Stories programs explain idioms and expressions that many learners of American English find difficult to understand.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-04-13 11:46
last episode published
2019-04-12 17:27
publication frequency
6.08 days
Contributors
VOA author   owner  
Explicit
false
Number of Episodes
129
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Categories
Education Language Courses

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12.04.2019 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

What Is Your 'Bread and Butter'? - April 12, 2019

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5.04.2019 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

'Dad Jokes,' 'JOMO' Among Dictionary.com’s New Words for 2019 - April 05, 2019

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21.03.2019 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

Famous Proverbs from a Famous Man (for 07Apr19) - March 21, 2019

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21.03.2019 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

Green Means Spring and Other Things (for 31Mar19) - March 21, 2019

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21.03.2019 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

What a Dog's Life! - March 21, 2019

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14.03.2019 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

Spring to Life! - March 14, 2019

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8.03.2019 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

Riding Shotgun: Not As Dangerous As It Sounds - March 08, 2019

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27.02.2019 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

Don't Believe Those 'Crocodile Tears' - February 27, 2019

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20.02.2019 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

What Is a 'Feather in Your Cap'? - February 20, 2019

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14.02.2019 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

Learn Why 'The Proof Is in the Pudding' - February 14, 2019

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7.02.2019 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

'Love Hurts', Other Love Expressions - February 07, 2019

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1.02.2019 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

Guinea Pigs: Useful in Research, Conversation - February 01, 2019

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24.01.2019 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

'Don't Cry Over Spilt Milk' - January 24, 2019

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17.01.2019 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

The Human Side of Pack Animals - January 17, 2019

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10.01.2019 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

Only the Best Are on the 'Cutting Edge' - January 10, 2019

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3.01.2019 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

The Language of Sneakers - January 03, 2019

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21.12.2018 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town! - December 21, 2018

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17.12.2018 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

‘Justice’ Is Merriam Webster’s Word of the Year - December 17, 2018

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14.12.2018 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

The Story of Jack Frost - December 14, 2018

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6.12.2018 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

'Break a Leg!' Means 'Good Luck' - December 06, 2018

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29.11.2018 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

Time to 'Sing Like a Canary' - November 29, 2018

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26.11.2018 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

Misinformation or Disinformation - November 26, 2018

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21.11.2018 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

'Loose Cannons' Are Dangerous - November 21, 2018

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16.11.2018 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

Oxford’s Word of the Year Is… Toxic - November 16, 2018

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16.11.2018 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

Who Is the 'Breadwinner' in Your Family? - November 16, 2018

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8.11.2018 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

Why is 'Cream of the Crop' the Best of the Best? - November 08, 2018

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2.11.2018 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

Mother's Milk Is Best for Smallest Humans - November 02, 2018

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1.11.2018 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

'Laughter Is the Best Medicine' - November 01, 2018

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24.10.2018 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

Let's Talk About 'Meat-and-Potatoes' - October 24, 2018

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17.10.2018 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

Why Does 'Rx' Mean 'To Take Medicine'? - October 17, 2018

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11.10.2018 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

'Waiting in the Wings' on Broadway - October 11, 2018

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4.10.2018 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

Be Special. Not Just 'Run-of-the-Mill' - October 04, 2018

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26.09.2018 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

It's Time to 'Play Possum' - September 26, 2018

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20.09.2018 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

To Succeed You Must 'Just Keep Swimming' - September 20, 2018

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13.09.2018 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

'Curiosity Killed the Cat' (Another Misused Idiom) - September 13, 2018

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5.09.2018 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

Idioms We ALL Use Wrong: 'Blood's Thicker Than Water' - September 05, 2018

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30.08.2018 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

Coffee or Tea? We Have Expressions For Both! - August 30, 2018

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24.08.2018 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

Fishing for More Than Fish - August 24, 2018

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17.08.2018 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

WATS-Rain and Cloud Expressions (19Aug19) - August 17, 2018

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9.08.2018 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

Learn How to 'Catch Lightning in a Bottle' - August 09, 2018

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2.08.2018 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

You Don't Need a Snake to Be 'Snakebit' - August 02, 2018

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25.07.2018 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

Flip-Flop. Not Just for Your Feet. - July 25, 2018

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20.07.2018 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

Which Do You Prefer: Camping or 'Glamping' ? - July 20, 2018

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12.07.2018 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

'Dive Into' English Expressions - July 12, 2018

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2.07.2018 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

Don't Let Anyone 'Get Your Goat' - July 02, 2018

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28.06.2018 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

Free Up Mental Space With More 'Bandwidth' - June 28, 2018

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20.06.2018 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

Have You Ever 'Scraped the Bottom of the Barrel?' - June 20, 2018

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14.06.2018 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

Happy (Founding) Father's Day! - June 14, 2018

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6.06.2018 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

One of English's Most Beautiful Words - June 06, 2018

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31.05.2018 https://gdb.voanews.com/B1125741-56DD-4DB0-A82C-5FA536EFC41B.jpg

Arm-Twisting (& Other Ways to Get What You Want) - May 31, 2018

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