Happy King’s Day!

If you live in the Netherlands, you know what I’m talking about. If you don’t – today is a national holiday celebrating the King’s birthday. Normally the streets are full of festivities, but today people are celebrating at home. Even the King himself. (Although I wouldn’t mind being cooped up in his home for a while…!)

And what better way to celebrate a Royal holiday than to learn some Royal expressions in English? (Honestly, I cannot think of anything better myself.)

Here we go!

To live like a king – to have a very luxurious lifestyle
John lived like a king when he was in college – he even had a cleaner for his dorm room! 

King of the jungle – the lion (which is actually ironic, as lions do not generally live in jungle environments)
Simba was king of the jungle. 

The uncrowned king- someone who is considered to be the best at something
Many people have said that Frank Sinatra was the uncrowned king of crooners. 

A king’s ransom – a large amount of money
Did she really buy that diamond-encrusted Tesla? It must have cost a king’s ransom!

In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king – Someone who has limited skills, talent, or ability, yet somehow has power or influence over even less talented people. (The current inhabitant of the White House is a perfect example of this. No example sentence for this. Just don’t drink bleach, ok?)

Fit for a king – of the very highest standards
Wow, look at that golden bathtub! It’s fit for a king! (I said while grabbing bubble bath.)

I hope you have a wonderful day full of health and happiness with those near and dear to you.

Stay safe.
Stand apart.
Stay connected.

We are all in this together!

Love,
Buffi (the Queen of English grammar!)

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