The royal family is worth $500 million US dollars. The United States is one of the few countries that taxes Americans based on citizenship instead of residency. American citizens who live abroad still have to file taxes yearly on income that is over $104, 000.
Hello and welcome to episode 112… of… An Idiom a Day
I’m Gina Johnson and the idiom of the day …is… castles in the air
castles in the air …if you describe someone’s plans as castles in the air you mean they are not realistic… their plans or hopes have very little chance of happening… an idea that is impossible or unrealistic
Everyone thought her idea of opening a bakery was a daydream and unrealistic.
Here is the same sentence using the idiom… castles in the air
Everyone thought her idea of opening a bakery was just castles in the air.
Here are a few more sentences using the idiom … castles in the air
You do realize your plans to become a millionaire within three years are castles in the air?
Friends in high school thought my dream of traveling around the world were castles in the air.
Never stop building castles in the air.
CAN I ASK YOU A QUESTION?
How many generations can you trace of your family’s heritage?
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Thank you for listening and the next idiom is… Prince Charming