#203: 12 Idioms with Nationalities & Countries

In today’s podcast lesson, Ethan and Andrea teach you 12 English idioms and expressions with nationalities or countries. Let us know in the comments if any of these exist in your country!


  • 12 Idioms and Expressions with Countries and Nationalities.

Words you’ll learn:

  • Killer: an extremely difficult thing.
  • Top of one’s head: to say something without thinking it much before you speak.
  • Wicked: excellent.
  • Bump into someone: to meet someone unexpectedly.
  • Chivalry: a very polite and kind behavior, especially from men towards women.
  • Equality: a situation in which everyone is treated fairly and with the same rights and opportunities.
  • Endearing: someone that inspires affection.
  • To be a lightweight: someone that can’t drink much alcohol.
  • To move across the pond: to move to the other side of the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Controversy: something that causes a heated discussion amongst people.
  • Contradictory: A contradictory statement is one that says two things that cannot both be true.
  • Homeland: someone’s native land.
  • For ages: for a very long time
  • Stand off: like in Western movies, a stand off is an armed dispute between two opponents.

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