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Episode 01: Fingers crossed

The old friends are gathering around in Tony's café to share some good news. But the café might be closing down soon!

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


Good episode!, thanks!.

No i did not know it was possible to make that before...

I don't understand the phrase "I'm rushed off my feet here", can you explain it to me ?

Hello Marrot Fabrice
This is a way of saying 'I'm very busy', which is something very common for the staff in popular cafés!
All the best
The LearnEnglish Team

thank you

Olivia says that: "what's this all about, Tony?". What does she mean? Can anyone tell me please? Thanks!

Hello Steven,

Olivia wants to know why Tony is down and why he says the café might be closing soon. It's a form of the basic expression 'What is this about?', which is a way to ask someone to explain something you've heard mentioned.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team


Tony said : "I'm rushed off my feet here".
I don't understand. Could you explain to me the meaning of this sentence, please.

Hello Evgenia111,

You can look up phrases like this in any online dictionary and you will get definitions, examples, grammar information and more. For example, here is the entry for this phrase.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team