Daily English Phrasal Verb/Idiom of Day – 04 February 2018

By | February 5, 2018

Phrasal Verb of the Day
Muck around
✔️ Meaning:
▪️ To waste time when you could be doing something useful

✔️ For example:
▪️ The boss heard us laughing so he came in and told us to stop mucking around and do some work.
▪️ We didn’t do much over the holidays. We just mucked around at home most days.

✔️ Note: “muck about” has the same meaning and can be used in the same way
✔️ Variety: This phrasal verb is typically used in British and Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.


Idiom of the Day
Kill the goose that lays the golden egg
✔️ Meaning:
▪️If you kill the goose that lays the golden egg, you destroy something that has made you a lot of money.

✔️ For example:
▪️ The thing that attracted tourists to the island was the peace and quiet. But greedy developers have killed the goose that laid the golden egg by opening noisy nightclubs, and no-one goes there now.
▪️ Parents and agents of successful child actors and singers often kill the goose that laid the golden egg by making the kids work too much, and the kids lose the magic spark that made them special in the first place.


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