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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
"Better late than never means":

"Let's call it a day" means:

"Crack of dawn" means:

"Long time no see/hear" means:

"Once in a blue moon" means:


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158 Comments on “English Idioms – ‘Time’ – Let’s call it a day, Long time no see, Crack of dawn, and more!”


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It is realy very interesting!!!

Friday, June 24th 2011

    To me “let’s call it a day’ seems to be too old enough and lengthy too. There must be some substitutes…

    Friday, February 3rd 2012

I read English books once in a blue moon .
i can’t complete studying let’s call it a day.
It has been a long time no see such a nice video .

Friday, June 24th 2011

    I think it’s wrong to write ( see) i Supposed to write (watch)
    please Correct for me

    Friday, June 24th 2011

    The first one sounds great! The second one sounds a little awkward because it’s best used in conversation after you’ve been working a lot. And the last one should be in reference to a person. However, you’re trying and that’s the point. Take care.

    Thursday, July 21st 2011

      thaks jon you are great teacher.ı realy enjoyed .I wake up CRACK OF DOWN every day for your lesson…aspecially your idioms and slag I like it and very enjoed

      thanks for this site
      turkey,

      Friday, January 3rd 2014

I liked very much the class, i hope to see other as it

Friday, June 24th 2011

I love this teacher. Great lesson! Keep recording lessons like this one. We want to learn English in a new way. You’re the best at doing it. That’s what makes us learn with passion. :D
Thanks a bunch!

Friday, June 24th 2011

    Hi Iari,
    Do American or Canadian people usually say “thanks a bunch”? Is it an idiom?

    Friday, June 24th 2011

      Hi, Cristina.
      Well, I don’t know whether it’s said in a specific country, but it’s an informal way to say “Thank you very much”.
      I also like to say “Thanks a million”. But remember that it’s informal.
      Ok?
      Now we have one question to Jon. Is this expression from a specif country or it’s common in every country that speaks English?
      Take care.

      Saturday, June 25th 2011

        Hi Iari, Thanks a bunch for answering my question!
        I’ve been studying English for such a long time and I’ve never learned this expression. My daugther told me she’s already heard “thanks a million” in movies.
        Well,let’s wait for Jon now! Maybe he will leave us a message and make it even clear!
        Best wishes,

        p.s. from Brasil!!!

        Saturday, June 25th 2011

      I don’t. However, I have heard it. I think it’s more from the States.

      Thursday, July 21st 2011

    Great to hear!

    Thursday, July 21st 2011

Nice!!Thanks Jon. Can I use these expressions in The US and in The UK?

Friday, June 24th 2011

thank a lot jon! you’re such a nice teacher

Friday, June 24th 2011

It’s better to listen to this vid a little bit late than never listen to it. Thank Jon for making this vid. Best regards,

Saturday, June 25th 2011

Good Day Mr. Jon.
I’m asking about let call it a day. is it means satire to who get really late? Thank you sir.

Saturday, June 25th 2011

    It essentially means that we should stop because we are no longer productive.

    Thursday, July 21st 2011

I love speaking with idioms :)

Saturday, June 25th 2011

Thank you teacher for your lesson.

Saturday, June 25th 2011

i enjoyed this video lesson keep going on

Saturday, June 25th 2011

it’s amazing that i’ve never hear before. The teacher is clear, it makes me understand.

Saturday, June 25th 2011

it’s really good for our language improvement as we are not a native speakers.well done teacher

Saturday, June 25th 2011

Thank you, very much. it’s a wonderful lesson

Saturday, June 25th 2011

Thanks .yeah u said it there are fantastic leeson on engvid :)

Saturday, June 25th 2011

i want to improve my English please contact with me.

Sunday, June 26th 2011

hey sir Jon, long time no see….

Sunday, June 26th 2011

    Perfect use of the expression!

    Thursday, July 21st 2011

I love your lesson. Thank you for your lesson

Sunday, June 26th 2011

I got a scored 5 out of 5. that was so easy, I want more quits like this one.have a nice day everyone. bye 4 now.

Sunday, June 26th 2011

it was very sufficient…
hnx alot

Monday, June 27th 2011

Thanks Jon :) I like this lesson very much. Thank you a lot. I hope see you in next lesson ^^ You’re a great teacher, have a nice day

Monday, June 27th 2011

    Thanks! Have a wonderful day!

    Thursday, July 21st 2011

Thank you so much Jon good job

Tuesday, June 28th 2011

Hi Jon,
I can’t understant the second idioms. Could you explain it once again for me?
Thanks in advance

Tuesday, June 28th 2011

    “Let’s call it a day” just means that we should stop working. Imagine that you are working with someone and you are so exhausted and so are no longer productive. I would say to you: “Let’s call it a day.”

    Thursday, July 21st 2011

      Jon …let’s call it a day mean let’s finish working anymore …we can use it this way??Anyway I wiil wake up crack of the dawn tomorrow but I can’t help watching your video:) please answer me:)

      Tuesday, December 13th 2011

Thank you John for such a wonderful lecture on time idioms. But could you tell me the meaning of Idiom “Once in a blue moon”. This was a little difficult.
Thanks for request.

Tuesday, June 28th 2011

    Hi buddy,
    “Once in a blue moon” means: RARELY!
    Good luck!!!

    Wednesday, June 29th 2011

      Hi,jon
      thank you teacher,Iam learning,Engvid,class

      Wednesday, February 15th 2012

      you ninny-hammer

      Wednesday, October 31st 2012

Could anybody of you guys tell me that where is quiz? There is no question in quiz just written,
“Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz”.
Thanks for you guys.

Tuesday, June 28th 2011

    It appears only in some specific internet browsers. For example it does not work in Firefox while it does great in Safari. Hope it will help…

    Thursday, June 30th 2011

      Hi malgosia,
      Thanks for your request. I thought I should try in the other browsers or their will be fault in Firefox. I’ve tried Windows Internet Explorer and it helped. Thanks for the request friend.

      Thursday, June 30th 2011

I love this lesson

Wednesday, June 29th 2011

The second one means that when it is very late and you are to tired to work any longer, it is better to continue the next day (In Polish we say: tomorrow is another day)but I know in English it is an idiom meaning ‘don’t worry’). Correct me if I am wrong.

Wednesday, June 29th 2011

thanks alot teacher

Wednesday, June 29th 2011

Teacher! Can i ask you? We can use “many thanks”. is it okay?
Please anwser me! Thanks a lot!

Wednesday, June 29th 2011

    Yes. It is often used in conversation.

    Thursday, July 21st 2011

i love speak idiom…it’s so interesting…
thanks teacher teach how to speak idiom…

Wednesday, June 29th 2011

    me too love to speak in idiom. I think that there should an idiom language. Well that’s will be a little crazy. Isn’t it?

    Wednesday, June 29th 2011

      Good idea!

      Friday, July 1st 2011

It was so good
thank you

Friday, July 1st 2011

Thanks Mr.JON. Keep up the good work.
Could you please explain this idiom that is showed in the quiz “crack open a beer”?
I am confused about it. I’ll be grateful for your answer.

Sunday, July 3rd 2011

    “To crack open” simply means to open (a beer). Sometimes people will say: “let’s crack a cold one”, refering to beer.

    Thursday, July 21st 2011

Jon
very nice lasson.
keep going on this way.
thanks

Tuesday, July 5th 2011

You are a great teacher

Thanks

Friday, July 8th 2011

thanks sir
pls i wanna you talk about vowels and how to pronounce it when its come together

Saturday, July 9th 2011

    I will take note of this and try to incorporate this into my next lesson.

    Thursday, July 21st 2011

thank u

Tuesday, July 12th 2011

Thanks for help us. Hugs from Brazil.

Wednesday, July 13th 2011

Thanks Jon, i love ur lesson! :)

Wednesday, July 13th 2011

good lesson and i hope found a lot of idioms
Hani
Canada

Tuesday, July 19th 2011

thanks

Wednesday, July 20th 2011

thanks your kindly !hi Mr.John , can u tell me about ” Conjunctions ” ?

Friday, July 22nd 2011

it is very good program,Velen is awesome teacher

Monday, July 25th 2011

where are all your lessons Jon what happened? you are a good teacher what happen Jon????
I wanna see all your lessons in this page ok¡
thanks

Monday, July 25th 2011

    Jon took a short break, but he is back now!

    Tuesday, July 26th 2011

    You should be able to view all my lessons here.

    Friday, August 12th 2011

i like this lesson. i need more of english idiom.
thank u 2 much

Monday, July 25th 2011

thanks

Wednesday, July 27th 2011

i like your teaching style and your voice is too clear as it should be.

Monday, August 8th 2011

    That’s great!

    Friday, August 12th 2011

What’s a great lesson! Thanks Jon

I have Question for you if you don’t mind!

I’m good with reading English!I think!

Not bad when I speaking English!

My big problem with listening / hearing English on audio / phone?

Any advice will be appreciated!

Uh, one more thing… do you have any website/program for listening practice

Many Thanks,

Bob

Friday, August 12th 2011

    A fun way to practice your listening is with music and watching television. Of course the best way to practice your listeing is to have as many conversations with people as you can. I do not know of any specific websites, sorry.

    Friday, September 2nd 2011

could the video downloaded

Sunday, August 14th 2011

exelent i like your class

Sunday, August 14th 2011

from costa rica

Sunday, August 14th 2011

Mr Jone great greetings to you i ask about more idioms rally i love `em .
thank you for your efforts keep it up .

Tuesday, August 16th 2011

thanks very much

Wednesday, August 17th 2011

Would you like to explane the next phrase from the one song : ” one way ticket to the BLUE”
Thanks in advance.

Friday, August 19th 2011

Hello! Jon, your lessons and videos are very informative and educational. I love every aspect of your lecture as well as the videos! To admit, I’m an avid fan of English; therefore, when I discovered this website last week through random search, I have been glued to it. Thank you and your colleagues for such costly acknowledge which has been offered pro bono.

That being said, I would love to seek your grammatical help on the following sentence: “The phone is on the charging.” Last week, I had an intense argument/debate with one of my friends over the accuracy of the above measured sentence. He said, the sentence is erroneous beyond all grammatical considerations; and I refused to agree with his assertion. Currently, we are living on two grammatical islands. Your help is highly needed to unite us once again on the same grammatical island.

Thank you and I hope to hear from you in the soonest time possible.

Friday, August 19th 2011

    It is incorrect. Sorry. However, you can say; The phone (or Your phone, My phone, etc) is charging. You can also say; The phone is being charged.

    Friday, September 2nd 2011

    hi madison,
    your language is very interesting. it’s very well-written n well-spoken, i assumed.
    i wonder where do you come from?
    i hope you don’t mind me asking..

    rgds

    Wednesday, December 28th 2011

It’s so nice

Wednesday, August 24th 2011

Time is the most valuable what we have in our life. Thanks a lot for your lesson connected with time, it sounds good!)))

Sunday, September 4th 2011

thanks for your lesson with idioms, it’s importants for me.

Monday, September 5th 2011

love these lessons

Monday, September 5th 2011

Jon, your class is so good, thanks… All of EngVid are excellents, I got all you teach.

Wednesday, September 7th 2011

Hello, John
one question (actually two):
1)”better late than never” can be used to emphasize that someone finally did something or that something finally happened?
2)”let’s call it a day”,if I have understood, means,in a working context, it’s enough,I can stand no more, I stop working (for today): is it correct? Thank you

Wednesday, September 7th 2011

    “Better late then never” for me can be both. I would usually use it after someone finally shows up, but it could also be said of a report, homework assignment, etc.
    Yes, “let’s call it a day” is about stopping work because you are no longer being productive and you’re tired, so it’s better to just go home.

    Saturday, October 15th 2011

Watching one of your videos, I’ve just realized that your name is Jon and not John…sorry for the mistake in the previous message..
(…fortunately I haven’t used any articles..
:-p – Just joking) By the way, nice lesson that one too. Thanks

Wednesday, September 7th 2011

    My name is Jon, because it’s short for Jonathan. Thanks for the comments.

    Saturday, October 15th 2011

      ups.. my bad.. i did called u john too..
      i thought it won’t matter coz i have a foster brother from Greece whose name’s ioannis n he likes to be called as john.. :D
      what about u, jonathan..? ;) (there.. i wouldn’t be mistaken..)

      Wednesday, December 28th 2011

You are the best ,but (let’s call it a day) is a lazy one..

Thursday, September 8th 2011

thanks Mr jhon for this wonderful lesson i like it a lot, it helps me to advance my level in english … thanks again

Saturday, September 17th 2011

I like these lesson

Thursday, September 22nd 2011

This website is so nice to improve my english. But I have to leave because tomorrow I have to crack the dawn.

Friday, September 30th 2011

Your lessons are excellent, Jon!! Thanks a lot!! I’m from Argentina and I don’t usually have the chance to speak with native English speakers, so it’s a great way to learn slang and informal vocabulary!! Thanks again!! :D

Sunday, October 2nd 2011

very nice and useful lessons. thank you

Saturday, October 22nd 2011

wow! I love all of your lesson. I have one problem is …I want to speak English very well like other people .How should I do?
ps. In my country teacher teach only grammar :)
Thank anyway.

Saturday, October 22nd 2011

this lessons are vary useful for me, thanks…

Monday, October 24th 2011

hye sir how are you dear,,i have little question and my question is “what is the diference between an idiom and proverb?if there is difference between them so how can we find it?and there is an idiom “Jack of all trade”,,what does it means..take care of urself,,
simran

Friday, November 4th 2011

thanks for ur lesson, but teacher,can you explain again” crack of dawn” for me. thanks so much

Monday, November 14th 2011

Awsome teacher Jon! Really like your pronunciation too. Explaining to us the meaning of blue moon, you said something on these lines: In the calendar like in the….(something mountain??). I couldn’t make out that, will you make it clear for me?
Another issue: if crack is taken in the sense of broken, what does it have to do with the morning? I’ve heard a son (Cat Stevens) that says “morning has broken….” What does it mean?
Let’s call it a day, and thanks a bunch…

Monday, November 28th 2011

cool lesson ))

Wednesday, November 30th 2011

Great lesson! wonderful teacher

Friday, December 16th 2011

Very Nice teaching methods

Saturday, December 24th 2011

Hello, I am happy to find you in this site! You really are doing a great job! Thanks! I have a question: which of the following sentences is correct:
a) I wish I were rich.
b) I wish I was rich.

I think you made a mistake in the lesson about ‘wish’ and ‘hope’.
looking forward for your reply,
Your student,
Jonis

Thursday, December 29th 2011

I like your lessons so much. It is easy to learn

Friday, December 30th 2011

i am from algeria …i apreciate so much your lesson and i have 5 Of 5 and this mean that i understand your lesson

Saturday, December 31st 2011

finally i understand the meaning of ‘once in a blue moon”
thanks a lot :)

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012

hi Mr.Jon
it is my first lessen her…
you are a wenderfull teacher
and thank you a lot

Wednesday, January 18th 2012

Thank you so much, I am learning a lot from your videos. You are much better than my english teacher. Is “at the end of the day” also an idiom? and what does it mean? Thanks :)

Wednesday, February 8th 2012

thanks teacher, great lesson.

Wednesday, February 8th 2012

nice, thanks engvid

Friday, February 10th 2012

Thanks Jon, these are very nice and useful time expressions. I knew only two but now i know more than that. I have recently found this website. I always try to learn new expressions.I will be glad if you add more videos here. Thanks a bunch

Friday, February 17th 2012

I had dinner and wanna carry some food home, can I say “Could I have the food as a parcel?” then mention the food items.
Is this sentence correct?

Thursday, March 22nd 2012

thanks a lot, it’s very usefull

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

Hi Jon: great lesson. I love learning idioms. You are a great teacher, your lessons are very clear and your accent too.
Greetings from Chile.

Monday, April 23rd 2012

HI JON
I am so intresting with your is lessons you are great but I need to ask iam study with myself to get IELTS what the subject i have to study it ? i look forwad to answering me
take care

Wednesday, April 25th 2012

Hi Jon: I really understand and like your way of teaching! you are great and handsome too .

Monday, May 14th 2012

I didn’t understand the first idiom when you were teaching. However, I understood when I read the comments.
Thanks.

Monday, May 14th 2012

I like your way when you teach us ……….. a couple of thanks to you MR.John

Thursday, May 17th 2012

Something new everyday in life. Idioms is something what i never heard of. But i’ve learned that today. Thank you Engvid. Hope i can memorise all these new things, when i sit for IELTS next week.
Excellent source of information. Heaps of knowledge.
Fun way to learn English. I tell you what, If you understand Aussie or British accent it’s very easy to understand any other accent around the world. Ireland accent is a bit funny though.

Thursday, May 24th 2012

Amazing explanation Jon!! You have a clear pronunciation!! Perfect to understand!!! But it´s late and let´s call it a day!!! hehue se y!

Tuesday, May 29th 2012

marvellous sir , keep your momentum up

Wednesday, June 6th 2012

Jon, thanks a bunch for this very useful lesson. looking forward to more videos for expressions and idioms like this. thanks.

Wednesday, June 20th 2012

Bravo, les idiomes sont très importants dans la langue anglaise.

Congrulations !

Wednesday, July 4th 2012

All of your lessons are very helpful.
Thanks Eng Vid.

Monday, July 16th 2012

Jon, Thanks again for your lesson. This is very informative.

Sunday, August 12th 2012

Thanks a lot but better write more sentences!

Wednesday, September 5th 2012

Thank you man!!!

Tuesday, September 25th 2012

Thank you, really appreciate it.

Sunday, December 9th 2012

Dear moderator. It will be really great if you enable a function on this site so that we are able to watch the status of our comments. I submitted many question but I forgot where and in which lesson I added them.
Once again thank you for all those wonderful lessons.

Saturday, December 29th 2012

that is very interesting thanks Jon

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

it was very good Jon. merciiii!!!! test was so good too.

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013

thanks for a useful video clip. i am a new member. so may ask you a question? you know for certain word” out of th blue” and” blue in the face”. so are these adjective or adverb? thanks in advance!

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013

Hi Jon! I love this video. I’ve never heard once in a blue moon and ckack of dawn before.
I have a question. What’s the difference between “call it a day” and “call it a night”?

Wednesday, April 10th 2013

hello Jon,
why don’t you please write the meanings on the board? I think that’s better

Friday, May 24th 2013

Thanks a lot Jon ! I gotta go because tomorrow I need to wake up at the crack of dawn .

Friday, September 13th 2013

yeahhhh 100% , thanks

Wednesday, September 25th 2013

i think better late than never suit for me in case of learning English.
‘i want to get up in the crack of dawn’is this correct?

Thursday, December 26th 2013

my salutation to u jon you are doing very well in teaching english

Saturday, January 25th 2014

100% for a disaster than me..really good teacher!!!

Tuesday, January 28th 2014

Hi Jon,
It’s surprise to hear that your full name is Jonathan but not Jon. Same as you, my full name is Fellicias Seth but usually I introduce myself as Fellis, sounds more simple.
Out of topic, thanks for the video, it helps!

Sunday, April 6th 2014

Hi dear Jon
Another great lesson:* I know it’s not so good to kiss a guy especially a married one but I really like to express my gratitude beyond a simple thank you:)

Wednesday, April 16th 2014

I always get up at crack of dawn to study languages!

Thursday, April 24th 2014

I can’t even explain the level of amazing that you are. Thank you!

Wednesday, July 9th 2014

I can’t even explain the level of amazing that you are. Thank you!

Wednesday, July 9th 2014

I can’t even explain the level of amazing that you are. Thank you!

Wednesday, July 9th 2014

5/5. \o/
Thank you very much, Jon!

Sunday, November 16th 2014

Thank you very much, Jon.

Saturday, February 14th 2015

hey byddy!

they look like American idioms, aren’t they? anyway well done, kind of useful!!!

Monday, July 20th 2015

Incredible lesson! Thank you John!

Sunday, September 6th 2015

Interesting lesson. Very clear explanation. Thank you.

Wednesday, October 28th 2015

I got 100.

Tuesday, April 26th 2016

When I’m in Surakarta, I play violin once in a blue moon because you know college students are busy :(

Monday, August 15th 2016
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