10 must-know holiday phrases in English

Culture cuppa 10 must know holiday phrases in english

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.

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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:

ExpressionMeaningIn context
A change is as good as a restA change of location or activity can be as good as just relaxingI’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 allTo go on holiday and leave your work and usual routine behindAfter the various lockdowns this year, I’m really looking forward to getting away from it all.
To have a whale of a timeTo have a great timeWe had a whale of a time with our friends when we met up in Brighton last month.
To have everything on your doorstepTo have everything conveniently close to where you areI 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 upTo relaxShe 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 trackTo go somewhere away from the usual touristy placesHe 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 byTo watch people as they walk pastWe 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 orderedExactly what we felt we neededThat holiday was just what the doctor ordered. I really needed to take some time off from work.
To recharge your batteriesTo 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 beansTo be full of energyWhen 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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