Phrasal Verb: to brush up on (something)

Me and my friend were just having a chat about getting a new job. He wants to become a driving instructor. This was part of our conversation: “I’m not a very good driver though,” he joked. “Yeah, you will have to brush up on your skills!” I replied. I said this to him because it …

Phrasal Verb: to chuck (something) away

Some of you readers may not know this but I have recently returned from a very long trip around south Asia. I brought some newspapers home to the UK with me from India because there were some interesting articles in them. I left the newspapers on the kitchen worktop but I went back into the …

Phrasal Verb: to suss (someone/something) out

Here’s the situation. My friend started a new job today and we were having a chat in WhatsApp. Me: Hey, how’s it going? Friend: I’m good. I’m just waiting to go in to my new office! Me: Cool. Exciting times! How do you feel? Friend: A bit nervous. I need to suss it out first. …

Phrasal Verb: To Look (Something) Up

Recently, I was chilling out with a friend. He was very occupied on his laptop so I wondered what he was doing. I asked him: “What are you up to?” (What are you doing?) He replied: “I’m just looking up new startup companies on Amazon.” He was looking up new companies because he was trying …