Go the extra mile.

Go the extra mile.

What does it mean to ‘go the extra mile’?  Today it usually refers to helping someone more than what’s expected of them. EXAMPLE: John: “Hey Ken thank you so much for buying me dinner today, you really went the extra mile.” Ken: “No...
Be at a crossroads -岐路に立つ-

Be at a crossroads -岐路に立つ-

If someone is “at a crossroads”, it doesn’t usually mean they are actually at a place where two roads cross. It is more often used in the metaphorical sense, when the person is at a point in their life where they must make a very big decision that...

Gotta go to the Loo… おトイレに行かないと!

In English, there are numerous different words for the toilet, including bathroom, restroom, ladies’/mens’ room, john, etc. One popular euphemism for the toilet is the “Loo”. There is no clear evidence for the origin of this word, but one...

A penny saved…

“a penny saved is a penny earned”, or so goes the saying. This means that every time you don’t spend money you are saving money. It is an idiom meant to encourage people who are having a difficult time saving money. Almost like saying that every time...