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Go Dutch, Dutch Uncle, Dutch Oven, Double Dutch, Dutch Door, the real McCoy, keep up with the Joneses

If you like these bilingual podcasts (English/Chinese) please leave a comment below or if you'd like to know about other idioms or slang, please leave a comment or suggestion. And you can download any of these podcasts to your MP3 player. Thanks for listening.

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  • Zoe

    Hey, lewis, you are no nice to offer such a good way for English learners through your Podcast. Thanks a lot! I will keep paying high attention to your latest Podcast.

    Sep 8, 2011 at 3:12 pm
  • Lewis

    Thanks Zoe for comment and dont forget to pass on this podcast to your friends. Let me know if you have other idioms or slang you want to know about. And you can subscribe in iTunes.

    Sep 10, 2011 at 9:45 am
  • Sonic Wang

    Hi, Lewis, so u must being a bookworm looking for some origins of slangs this moment. will u show us the origins of “keep one’s shirt on” ? I’m Sonic, I was ur student in BFSU, still remember me ? u always call me MR. WANG. we miss u very much and thanks again for all ur diligent work for us.

    Sep 17, 2011 at 10:06 pm
  • Lewis

    Thank you Sonic Wang..”Keep your shirt on” means to calm down or don’t be angry. You can say it to an angry person or one who is very agitated. It comes from England in the 17th century where fighting was common. But because shirts were so expensive in those days, the fighters would take off their shirt before the fight so as to not ruin it. So “keep your shirt on” was meant to keep the other person from fighting.

    Sep 18, 2011 at 8:35 am
  • Sonic Wang

    Got it. thx, Lewis!

    Sep 18, 2011 at 9:37 am
  • Cui liyun

    Hi, Lewis, still remember me? I’m your student in BFSU.When I want speak to you, I feel a little nervous beacaus I think my English isn’t well, but the hot as fire in my heart. I appreciate your humorous and strict teaching style, and also respect your responserbility for the students. Thank you for persisting give us your Products. We can learn a lot from the Idioms, but very be ashamed: I am not keeping for listning. From now on, I will pay more attiention to your idioms. Thank you! I wish you healthy, joyful and happy!

    Sep 19, 2011 at 3:58 pm
  • Creative

    Hi, Lewis. You were really a Dutch Uncle when you were teaching at BFSU, but we love you. Wish you well forever!

    Sep 20, 2011 at 11:46 am
  • zhang dianjun

    lewis, my english teacher,is a dutch uncle. Do you agree with me,lewis?haha.

    Sep 22, 2011 at 9:41 am
  • hilly_li

    Hi,it is really nice of you to share your tape to us freely. thanks very much.

    Sep 23, 2011 at 3:59 pm
  • hilly_li

    hi, i was wondering if you still need any female partner who may help to do all these :) i think you are doing a great thing, and i hope i can have a chance to be one of you and help others. i like oral english very much, please contact me via email liyan0717@gmail.com if there is any chance, ok ? thanks!!!!

    Sep 23, 2011 at 6:04 pm
  • Irina

    Hi,Lewis,I listened to these idioms this morning,but I’m not sure whether I could remember these slangs or not,should I try a another way to learn?

    Oct 5, 2011 at 11:18 am