English In Use – ‘Throne Idle’

A selection of headlines from stories in the news. They use English in a way that you might think is intended to confuse but it’s all perfectly clear to the native speaker.

Bone idle is a phrase which means someone is extremely lazy and The Sun newspaper adapted it for their headline of ‘Throne Idle’ on a story slamming Prince William for not carrying out enough Royal duties.


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