I’m a believer

In English, sometimes we describe ourselves by saying “I’m a believer”. For example. Henry: My friend told me that exercise makes people happy, but I didn’t believe him. Nick:   Did you try it? Henry: Yes I did, and now I’m a believer! I...
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...