Once again it is the weekend! The time for relaxation and fun, day-trips, sleeping in late, and spontaneous activities with friends and family. It is also time for a new English Café blog!
This week I have a new idiomatic expression and phrasal verb for you all to incorporate into your daily English conversations.
 
Idiomatic expression of the week
to be on the fence (about something)
Definition: to be undecided about something
«I am currently on the fence about which location to go on holidays, either Japan or France.»
«James is on the fence about what to cook his wife for dinner tonight.»
Phrasal verb of the week
to break up 
Definition: to end a relationship
«After 3 years of dating, Elisa and Mario broke up because Elisa is moving to Barcelona.»
«My friend is on the fence about breaking up with her boyfriend.»

Because February´s Topic of the Month is «Daily Life Situations and Problems», this week I will review some expressions for complaining. Everyone does it! But perhaps you need some help to complain in English, since it is a usual part of everyday life–at home, at work, at school, in the street, etc. Here are various expressions you can utilize:

 
It bugs me when…
I can’t stand it when…
It gets on my nerves when…
It annoys me when…
It bothers me when….
It pisses me off when…
It drives me crazy when…
It makes me angry when…
It makes my blood boil when…
 
Each of these expressions have similar meanings: It makes me angry/I dislike this, etc. You can play with them and use different ones to express something we all have to express in life, our discomfort and our complaints!
 
That’s all for this week’s blog. Check back next week for more English vocabulary!