Thursday, January 8, 2009


Today we are going to talk about the word "Beat". There are a number of expressions starting with "beat"

I don't want to "beat a dead horse" to death by repeating over and over the importance of "beating your gums" in order to learn to speak English properly.
We can't "beat around the bush" in telling you that you can "beat your brains out" studying and still not learn English well without repeating constantly after good speech. You can stop "beating your head against the wall" by taking our classes and learn to talk properly.

1. Beat a dead horse - to repeat something over and over in order when it is useless

2. Beating your gums - this is a rather graphic colloquial expression refers to talking loudly and continuously

3. Beat around the bush - speak in ambiguous terms or talk in vague terms

4. Beat your brains out - this odd but common expression means to tire yourself out by trying with all your energy to remember something or figure something out.

5. Beat one’s head on the wall - this refers to struggling to understand or achieve something and failing in the effort.

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