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3 Interesting English Expressions You Can Use When Describing Cities, Places, and Events

We all love to travel, meet new people and learn about the cultures and customs of different countries.


Well, have you ever had a situation where you couldn't find the right word when describing a place or city you've been traveling to? We often hear questions about the places we visit from our family or friends about how we found that city, whether we like it or not, and what exciting things we encounter.


Today we're going to see nine idioms in English that will help you describe cities, places, and events, as well as a few useful English adjectives that you can use in everyday conversation.


1. Act of God


This expression, which is used for things that people are not responsible for or cause, can be translated as God's work or natural disaster (such as earthquake, flood, storm).


Example: The insurance company refused to pay for the damage caused by the flood because it was considered an act of God.


The insurance company refused to pay for the damage caused by the flood because it was considered a natural disaster.


2. Clean as a whistle


This English expression, on the other hand, describes perfection and purity. Used for both people and things at the same time, the idiom refers to being completely honest or legal.


Example: Bob was genuinely amused when he saw that his room was clean as a whistle.


Bob was really surprised to see that his room was spotless.


3. Cut and Dried


This idiom is used for things that are clear, understandable, ready and uncomplicated.


Example: When Maggie arrived at the central office, she didn't find the situation as cut and dried as she had expected.


When Maggie arrived at the head office, the environment was not as ready as she had expected.

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