As the holiday season is fast approaching, I thought I would share my 10 must-know English holiday & travel phrases for this time of year.
Whether you are travelling to see family and friends, experience a new place or are going on holiday locally, these expressions should come in handy to boost your vocabulary and sound more natural in English:
|A change is as good as a rest||A change of location or activity can be as good as just relaxing||I’m not going abroad this year, but we are going away to the Cotswolds for a long weekend. Well, a change is as good as a rest.|
|To get away from it all||To go on holiday and leave your work and usual routine behind||After the various lockdowns this year, I’m really looking forward to getting away from it all.|
|To have a whale of a time||To have a great time||We had a whale of a time with our friends when we met up in Brighton last month.|
|To have everything on your doorstep||To have everything conveniently close to where you are||I was really pleased with the holiday rental home as we had everything on our doorstep: shops, the beach and great restaurants.|
|To put your feet up||To relax||She is so tired from work that she really needs to put her feet up this holiday and just lie on a sun lounger!|
|To get off the beaten track||To go somewhere away from the usual touristy places||He doesn’t like to go to the usual tourist hotspots. He much prefers to get off the beaten track and experience the real country he’s visiting.|
|To sit and watch the world go by||To watch people as they walk past||We spend so much of our lives rushing around, that sometimes on holiday it’s just good to go to a café, sit and watch the world go by.|
|Just what the doctor ordered||Exactly what we felt we needed||That holiday was just what the doctor ordered. I really needed to take some time off from work.|
|To recharge your batteries||To relax and get your energy back (like to charge a mobile phone)||When she was away, she had the opportunity to recharge her batteries and she now feels ready for September.|
|To be full of beans||To be full of energy||When he came back from holiday, he was not only more relaxed, but also full of beans and ready for the next project.|
Which one is your favourite? Or what other English phrases do you know connected with holidays and travel?
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