Learn English Phrases Everyday [audio]

1. sleep off
Today we are going to learn “sleep off”. If you sleep off the effects of too much traveling, drink, or food, you recover from it by sleeping.
eg:
(1). She’s trying to sleep off this headache she has.
(2). It’s a good idea to spend the first night of your holiday sleeping off the jet lag.

2. pick up
Another phrase is “pick up”. If you pick up something such as a skill or an idea, you acquire it without effort over a period of time.
eg:
A: I picked up a bottle of Merlot on the way home.
B: How perfect. I just happened to make you a romantic Italian dinner.

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