Idioms describing moods and feelings

To be over the moon: I am over the moon because I got 100% in my exam.

To be in high spirits: The children were in high spirits on their last day at school.

To be/feel down in the dumps: I feel down in the dumps because it has been raining non-stop for 5 days.

To be/feel fed up: I am fed up with the weather. I have been trying to do some gardening but it has been raining non-stop.

To be a bit under the weather: I have come down with a cold and I feel under the weather today.

To be on top form: After all the training, I will be on top form to run in the marathon.

To be/feel bushed: I am usually bushed on Friday afternoon. I can’t wait to get home to relax.

To be/feel worn out: After running in the marathon, he was completely worn out.

To be on cloud nine: I have had such wonderful news. I am on cloud nine.

To be in seventh heaven: I am in seventh heaven when I have a bar of chocolate while watching a good movie.

To be in a mood: I wouldn’t ask him to go home early today. He is in a mood.

To be a fit as a fiddle: The 85-year-old lady is a fit a fiddle to run in the many marathons.

To be/feel shaken up: After the accident in the car, I was all shaken up.

To keep one’s chin up: Although the news was not good, I kept my chin up.

To have butterflies in one’s stomach: Before taking the exam, I had butterflies in my stomach.

Annunci

Vocabulary

Bolster: to make something better or stronger.Leathery: having a tough and hard texture or appearance.
Churn (something) out: make a lot of something quickly.
Renowned: famous and respected by many people.
Encrusted: covered with something.
To thrust: push (something or someone) suddenly or violently in the specified direction.
To long: something like to chease for something, to wish, to desire.

Pernacchia al SEO

Dicono che mixare gli argomenti nel blog sia un cattivo modo e non porterà mai sulla buona strada per avere un blog di successo. Dovremmo specializzarci tutti in un unico settore e per quello risolvere i misteri più reconditi.
Questo è sicuramente vero, non c’è ombra di dubbio. Il marketing e il SEO hanno leggi valide e verificate. Leggo e studio molto a riguardo, ma la decisione di non metterle in pratica è volontaria e consapevole.

Viva la libertà!

Queste non saranno mai pagine (anzi schermate) che frutteranno soldi né che avranno successo, ma almeno descriveranno quello che esse sono, ovvero un mix colorato di tutto un po’.
Per il gusto di aggiornare un blog pubblico, per fare un po’ di pratica, per raccogliere citazioni copia-incolla o per nutrire un po’ l’ego.
Per qualsivoglia motivo che mi porti ad alimentare queste pagine, non è sicuramente l’intento di fare carriera, né di esibire le mie doti professionali (ritengo sia opportuno farlo altrove e altromodo, o almeno questa è la mia scelta).
Scrittore Fuori Tempo è e sarà un blog un po’ alla cazzo di cane, senza struttura, senza regole, senza programmazione editoriale.
In altri contesti è richiesto di essere puntuale, strutturato, professionale, curato, impeccabile. Non qui. Qui decide chi scrive e se vuole scrivere cazzate, almeno sul web fateglielo fare.
Le cose serie lasciamole a chi crede di trattare argomenti superiori e cerca di farlo ostentando competenze.
Io preferisco passare da produttore di superfluo e dire la verità in maniera caotica, incongruente, chiassosa e talvolta irriverente, ma verità.
Questo testo che scopo ha? Semplice: non lo so, ma non voglio nemmeno saperlo.
Una provocazione? Non di certo. Uno sfogo? Probabilmente sì.
Una riflessione scoppiettante? Dipende dai gusti.

Vocabulary

Frugal: careful about using and spending money

Made (one’s) way: moved towards a destination or a goal

Sticking (something) out: continuing to stay and do something

Cut-rate: very low, inexpensive

End up: to eventually or unexpectedly come to a place or situation

Take on: to complete against a person, company, team, etc.

Leg: a part of a race or journey

Phrasal verbs with “out”

Drag out: takes more time than necessary

Found out: discovered information about something

Hold out: wait; say no until you get what you want

Leave out: do not include

Pull out of: withdraw from

Stepped out: left a place

Throw out: dispose

Try out: test something to see if you like it

How it turns out: how something ends

Watch out for: be aware of; be careful of

Describing the rise and fall in sales

Our net income last year started at ______.

Last year’s net income started at ______.

Our average sales productivity is ______.

Sales remained the same in ______.

This continued until ______.

By ______, sales began to drop due to ______.

Sales continued to go down steadly until they reached a slump in ______.

By ______, sales began to increase due to ______.

Sales continued to rise in ______.

Sales reached a sharp increase in ______.

Sales for our ______ experienced a dramatic recovery.

There was steady growth in ______.

Sales reached their peak during ______.

Sales have held stable since then.