This is another extract from the book, “The Infatuations” by Javier Marias. In a few words, it helps you understand the meaning of OVERHEAR. It happens so often, doesn’t it, that without wanting you hear what other people are saying – on the train or bus, queuing up to pay at the supermarket, sitting patientlyContinue reading “OVERHEAR /EAVESDROP”


Noooo …. don’t reach out for the leg of the person next to you, unless you’re good friends, that is. It’s true that the extract above (from the book by Javier Marias, “The Infatuations”) talks about PULLING SOMEONE’S LEG but this is a very popular idiom. Can you work out the meaning from the text? Use theContinue reading “PULL SOMEONE’S LEG”