›UKold-fashionedto treat someone who is visiting you very well, especially by giving them a lot of food: We had a lovelytea - Sheila did us proud.›informalto make someone proud of you by doing something very well: Once again, the armedforces have done us proud.
I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.
by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a