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If something is "driving you up the wall", how are you feeling?

What kind of film is sometimes described as "fly on the wall"?

If someone tells you, "Walls have ears!", what are they suggesting?

If a room has "wall-to-wall" carpet, what does that mean?

What does it mean to "see the writing on the wall"?

If someone has an idea which is a little "off the wall", what kind of idea is it?

If you're working on a project and "come up against a brick wall", what does that mean?

What does it mean if we "have our backs to the wall"?

If you're explaining something to a friend and feel as if you're "talking to a brick wall", what does that mean?

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26 Comments on “12 ‘WALL’ Expressions in English”

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thanks, Gill !! Your lessons are always interesting!!

Saturday, November 9th 2019

Thank you Gill for this interesting lesson as usual.

Sunday, November 10th 2019

I got 7/9 and wrong at unconventional, now i got it. Thank Gill

Sunday, November 10th 2019

I am here to lenmore and meet friends

Sunday, November 10th 2019

thankyou..i improve my grammar skills and pharses skills too.its an interessting lesson for me..thankyou once again

Monday, November 11th 2019

i got 7/9 and wrong at un conventional and annoyed..now i got it.thanks gill

Monday, November 11th 2019

Thank you)) Everything is clear. 9/9

Monday, November 11th 2019

Gill, it was an interesting lesson, thank you!

Monday, November 11th 2019

Thank you so much Gill!!
As always, you explain all the expressions carefully and in detailed with interesting examples so that we can remember all of them.

Wednesday, November 13th 2019

    in detail*

    Wednesday, November 13th 2019

Great lesson! Congratulations!

Thursday, November 14th 2019

It is very interesting lesson.
You can explain everything ;)
Thank you very much!

Sunday, November 17th 2019

Your eхplanation is great as usual

Wednesday, November 20th 2019

Dear Gill, hope find you well!
Dod you teach student via internat? If yes, we may further talk . Is that possible to leave your contact information ? Like SKYPE or EMAIL and so on .

Tuesday, November 26th 2019

    Hello – you can send me an email message via the EngVid website, and they will forward it to me. Best wishes, Gill :-)

    Monday, December 2nd 2019

I mean one by one, like my doughther has been taough by a English teacher via ZOOM or ZHUMU. I have watched so many your teaching videos and i like your class and the way you speaking. It souds clear and easy.

Tuesday, November 26th 2019

I got 5/9 but
Thanks a lot for the lessons Gill

Thursday, November 28th 2019

what a teacher, thank you!!!

Saturday, November 30th 2019

What a great teacher. Thank you very much Gill!!!

Monday, December 16th 2019


Tuesday, December 31st 2019

Very interesting lesson!!I didn’t expect that the world “wall” could could be use in so many expressions

Saturday, March 28th 2020

I’ve got 8 correct of 9. Quite an interesting lesson and well explained. Thank you, teacher.

Wednesday, April 8th 2020

thank you so

Monday, April 13th 2020

Great lesson, Gill!

Those idioms are really practical and useful too. Most of them are different here in Brazil.

As far as I could understand, most of the idiomatic expressions involving the word “wall” have a negative meaning, in my opinion. It represents something that keeps you from doing another thing, or is making you suffer somehow.

I also like the Biblical explanation. It’s quite interesting.

Many thanks!

Saturday, May 16th 2020

Thanks for the interesting lesson :) It was very good, I learned new expressions, and now I understand some others I’ve heard before but I wasn’t sure what they meant.

Wednesday, May 20th 2020

Hello.. thank you for the magnificent pronunciation ; and for the entire lesson of course

Wednesday, June 24th 2020

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