“Par for the course”

From your personal experience, is “par for the course” widely understood, or would you recommend using a less technical term? I am particularly interested in differences between American, British, and Australian English. Answer Golf is played worldwide, so I would expect that the phrase — even if not idiomatic in the local dialect — would … Read more

When is it OK to use OK?

I often use “OK” in business and personal emails and phone conversations. But I often feel uncertain if it is appropriate to use it in every type of context. Please tell how universally I can use this word (if it can be called “word”) without annoying native English speakers? Answer It’s ok to use it … Read more