The spookiest time of the year is here. And though the whole world is going crazy, we are still up for it. Witches, ghosts, werewolves, vampires, black cats, orcs, or pumpkins. We are open to all. Whether it is for an online party or at home, we hope you all have the scariest day tomorrow and try to make the most out of it. There is definitely a lot going on online. You can check our updated calendar for amazing events. 

If you are in NYC, make sure you visit the beautiful altar in Greenwood Cemetery to celebrate the Mexican Dia de los Muertos. They also have special events at Brooklyn Botanic Gardens and New York Botanical Gardens. Everything will be socially distanced and safe!

To be honest, in times like this, creativity is always welcome. And why not get creative with your English too? As ESL students trying to learn and study English, it is always good to learn about English traditions and its language, so we are bringing you a useful list of bloody and scary English expressions, all accompanied by amazing gifs to understand it better.

Dig one’s own grave: do something foolish which causes one’s downfall.

Skeleton in the closet: a discreditable or embarrassing fact that someone wishes to keep secret.

Scared to death: to be very frightened.

To make someone’s blood boil: To cause a person to feel angry or very annoyed, especially in a situation in which one cannot fully display that feeling to others.

Stab in the back: behaviour that is bad and not loyal, especially from someone you trusted.

Night owl: someone who enjoys going out at night or does not go to bed until it is late

Spill your guts: to tell someone everything that you know about something.

Let the dead bury the dead: put your spiritual responsibilities to God before all other duties. Sometimes people use this as a way to say forget the past or what is done is done.

Whistle past the graveyard: to act or talk as if one is relaxed and not afraid when one is actually afraid or nervous.

Ghost town: a deserted town with few or no remaining inhabitants.

And that is all from us. Check our social media for some scary and fun Halloween updates. What are your favorites? Have you heard of any? Or are there any scary idioms you may have heard that would suit this amazing holiday?

If you want to get to know more idioms and useful phrases, join our Live in NY Conversation course and explore the city from home through your phone while learning English and practising conversation. 
And if you are ready and want to truly get creative with your language learning, you can also join our new Outdoor English courses, starting in May 2021 and study English while discovering New York.