"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Thursday, 9 June 2011

A cold snap

The expression 'a cold snap' means a spell of cold weather. Since weather and complaints about it being not hot enough are major topics of British conversation this is a well-used phrase!

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