List of English Expressions and phrasal verbs Videos And Their Examples
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lesson 3 – I’m into sports
be into something spoken
to like and be interested in something:
– I’m really into folk music.
*be into somebody American English informal
to owe someone money:
– He’s into me for $50.
Three strong sounds s, n, l
Three week sounds d, t, th
What kind of plan do you have for this weekend?
Your waitress will take your order while you kick back and enjoy the game.
to let yourself sleep later than usual in the morning:
– We usually sleep in on Sunday mornings.
0008 I overslept
to sleep for longer than you intended:
– Sorry I’m late. I overslept.
stock up phrasal verb
to buy a lot of something in order to keep it for when you need to use it later
stock up on
– I have to stock up on snacks for the party.
relying on, believe you
Pronunciation note: Americans say “Am” to “I am”
long= difficult, stressful,
A: You look stressed.
B: Well, I had a long week.
TGIF is abbreviation of “Thanks God its Friday.”
That’s not true, That’s bullsh…, I do not believe that, That’s rumor, That’s a crazy lie.
1 to get rid of something or stop using it:
People thought that the use of robots would do away with boring low-paid factory jobs.
- you need to do away with smoking.
- you need to do away with that boyfriend.
- you need to do away with girlfriend.
- I need to do away with my knockle cracking.
(used about party, celebration and wedding)
-Are you gonna do it up for your mom’s birthday? No, we’re just gonna have a nice dinner at home.
(about clothes: Jacket, zipper, dress, your shirt, hair: fasten or zip )
–Do up your coat or you’ll get cold.
-a skirt which does up at the back
do it over: do it again
(We use it for excuses and is kind of negative)
used to give a positive reason.
very soon, in a second, quickly.
I’ll be there in a jiffy.
I’ll be with you in a jiffy.
In a jiffy it will be my birthday.
We use this expression about things that look delicious but are not healthy, like cakes.
inadequate, inept, terrible,
What is its function?
I couldn’t control myself.
I couldn’t stop myself.
lesson 27 – To look away
- Don’t push it.
- You are pushing it.
- it : your luck
knock on wood American English used to say that you hope your good luck so far will not change and continue [= touch wood British English]
Lesson 31 – Count me out-in
Count me out: exclude
Count me in: include
I’m broke: I have no money
used to say that you disagree with someone:
– I must beg to differ on this point.
Sweet: worry [intransitive]
to be anxious, nervous, or worried about something:
– Let them sweat a bit before you tell them.
– Don’t sweat it, I’ll lend you the money.
– do your best, to try very hard to do or get something.
- go all out to try very hard to do or get something
-The company will be going all out to improve on last year’s sales.
-We’re going all out for victory in this afternoon’s game.
Don’t use this expression to your boss or parents or people like them. 😀
- Where are you already? (You are lat)
- Where is he already? (hurry come here)
I think I’m coming with sth. (I think i’m getting sick.)
to get an illness:
- I think I’m coming down with headache.
- I think I’m coming down with cold.
- I think I’m coming down with flue.
- I think I’m coming down with virus.
- I think I’m coming down with stomachache.
- Are you coming down with a cold?
To go south
lesson 43 – Steal my thunder
to do something that takes attention away from what someone else has done
In the 17th century the writer John Dennis built a machine which made sounds like thunder for one of his plays, but the idea was copied by someone else and used in another play.
– I kept quiet about my pregnancy because it was Jack’s birthday, and I didn’t want to steal his thunder.
be very annoying:
• There were times when Joe could be a real pain in the neck.
-Can you come in on a weekend?
*No. I can only go in on weekdays.
-Can you come in on Friday?
*No, I’m Muslim. That’s my weekend
-Did you turn in the assignment? Yes. Now I’m
–So, what are you going to do?
-I’m going to turn in early tonight! I’m
1-to give(back) something to a person
-The rebels were told to turn in their
weapons and ammunition.
-My wallet was turned in to the police two
-When do the library books have to be turned
2-to go to bed:
I think I’ll turn in early tonight.
–How do I get more YouTube viewers?
-Well, you are lacking something.
-Hair. You might want to get
I’m down= Count me in, I will join you, I will participate.
-You wanna go watch the basketball game tonight?
-No need~ Free tickets!
–Cool! I’m down.
A Christmas stocking is an empty sock or sock-shaped bag that is hung on Christmas Eve so that Santa Claus (or Father Christmas) can fill it with small toys, candy, fruit, coins or other small gifts when he arrives. These small items are often referred to as stocking stuffers or stocking fillers.
“Keep me on my toes” is a clichè that means “keep me alert, aware, and prepared”
to make sure that someone is ready for anything that might happen:
-They do random checks to keep workers on their toes.
lesson 53 – Keep it down
It’s opposite of lesson 49 – Kick it up a notch
used to ask someone to make less noise:
-Keep your voice down – she’ll hear you!
-Can you keep it down – I’m trying to work.
Do not say ot to your boss or parents.
to be loved very much by someone:
– Ali was always the apple of his father’s eye.
fussy and hard to please.
to happen in a particular way, or to have a particular result, especially one that you did not expect
turn out well/badly/fine etc
-It was a difficult time, but eventually things turned out all right.
-To my surprise, it turned out that I was wrong.
-As it turned out (=used to say what happened in the end), he passed the exam quite easily.
1 to improve your skill at doing something, especially when you are already very good at it:
He set about honing his skills as a draughtsman.
finely honed (=extremely well-developed) intuition
2 formal to make knives, swords etc sharp [= sharpen]
put up with somebody/something phrasal verb
to accept an unpleasant situation or person without complaining:
-She put up with his violent temper.
lesson 67 – nuke it
1PMW to attack a place using nuclear weapons
2 to cook food in a microwave oven:
Nuke it for two minutes.
lesson 68 – get the nod
give somebody the nod/get the nod from somebody informal to give or be given permission to do something:
We’re waiting for the boss to give us the nod on this one.
to deal with problems or a confused situation and make it better, especially by organizing things [= sort out]:
-There are several financial problems that need to be straightened out quickly.
a noisy and overexcited reaction or response to something.
informal used to say you admire someone very much because of what they have done:
“To respect, admire, or congratulate someone.”
-I take my hat off to Ian – without him we’d have never finished this project on time.
be on call if someone such as a doctor or engineer is on call, they are ready to go and help whenever they are needed as part of their job:
-Don’t worry, there’s a doctor on call 24 hours a day.
and whatnot spoken an expression used at the end of a list of things when you do not want to give the names of everything:
Put your bags, cases and whatnot in the back of the car.
to make small changes to something in order to repair it or make it work better
-Congress has been tinkering with the legislation.
tinker around with something
-Dad was always tinkering around with engines.
-Let me tinker around with it for a while and see if I can get it to work.
-Please don’t tinker with the controls.
to be too eager to obey or be polite to someone in authority
– We will not kowtow to the government.
lesson 77 – Tweak it
to make small changes to a machine, vehicle, or system in order to improve the way it works:
-Maybe you should tweak a few sentences before you send in the report.
lesson 78 – when it comes to
informal when you are dealing with something or talking about something:
He’s a bit of an expert when it comes to computers.
lesson 79 – take it with a grain of salt
take something with a pinch/grain of salt informal to not completely believe what someone tells you, because you know that they do not always tell the truth:
Most of what he says should be taken with a pinch of salt.
to not completely believe something that you are told, because you think it is unlikely to be true:
-You have to take everything she says with a pinch of salt, because she tends to exaggerate.
lesson 80 – I changed my mind
change your mind to change your decision, plan, or opinion about something:
I was afraid that Liz would change her mind and take me back home.
change your mind about
If you change your mind about the colour scheme, it’s easy to just paint over it.
(This expression is common in sports too)
9 out of 10/three out of four etc
– Nine out of ten students pass the test first time.
to waste time or avoid doing any work:
– He’s been goofing off at school.
dogs [plural] American English informal
– Boy, my dogs really hurt.
– My feet are tiered.
be/get carried away to be so excited, angry, interested etc that you are no longer really in control of what you do or say, or you forget everything else:
-It’s easy to get carried away when you can do so much with the graphics software.
the kind of food that a person or animal eats each day
balanced/healthy/poor etc diet
-It is important to have a balanced, healthy diet.
the effects of poor diet and lack of exercise
vegetarian/high-fibre/Western etc diet
-They exist on a diet of fish.
-Bamboo is the panda’s staple diet (=main food).
American English a vegetable:
emergencyو not planned, but arranged or done only when necessary
ad hoc committee/group etc
– decisions made on an ad hoc basis
pig out phrasal verb
informal to eat a lot of food all at once
pig out on
I found Sam in front of the TV, pigging out on pizza and fries.
Is it= favorite, the best
sth sth is it,
When it comes to pizza, Peperoni is it.
What’s wrong with you?
What the hell is wrong with you
What in the world is wrong with you
What on earth is wrong with you
What the f… is wrong with you
- My hat is in heat.
lesson 93 – Put some elbow into it
put some muscle into it
physical strength and power:
It took muscle to work in an old-fashioned kitchen.
put some muscle into it (=used to tell someone to work harder)
lesson 94 – Go away
1 to leave a place or person:
Go away and leave me alone!
I went away wondering if I’d said the wrong thing.
2 to travel to a place and spend some time there, for example for a holiday:
Are you going away this year?
go away for
We’re going away for the weekend.
go away to
He’s going away to college next year.
go away on
I’m going away on a business trip next week.
3 if a problem, unpleasant feeling etc goes away, it disappears:
Ignoring the crime problem won’t make it go away.
lesson 96 – pouting
to push out your lower lip because you are annoyed or unhappy, or in order to look sexually attractive:
-He sounded like a pouting child.
-Her full lips pouted slightly.
the gist: the main idea and meaning of what someone has said or written
the gist of
The gist of his argument is that full employment is impossible.
laugh/cough [countable] a short time during which you laugh or cough a lot in a way that you cannot control:
He had a violent coughing fit.
-The girls collapsed into a fit of the giggles.
-We were all in fits of laughter trying to clear up the mess.
-Carl had us all in fits (=made us laugh a lot) with his stories.
-For as long as I can remember I’ve had occasional sneezing ‘fits.’ I’ll be sitting, working quietly or just reading or watching tv, and I’ll sneeze.
get the hang of something informal to learn how to do something or use something:
It seems difficult at first, but you’ll soon get the hang of it.
lesson 100 – to die for
extremely good or desirable – used humorously:
-Betty’s strawberry cheesecake is simply to-die-for.
lesson 101 – (to) make ends meet
make ends meet to have only just enough money to buy the things you need:
– When Mike lost his job, we could barely make ends meet.
lesson 104 – I’m perplexed
completely baffled; very puzzled.
“she gave him a perplexed look”
lesson 105 – Keep it PG
used to show that a film includes parts that parents may feel are not suitable for young children
Keep it clean (=do not offend people with what you say).
0170_ on the rocks (different from yesterday!)
0171_ a hangover…to hang over
a pain in your head and a feeling of sickness that you get the day after you have drunk too much alcohol:
– I had a terrible hangover the next day.
0173_ I’ve been meaning to tell you…
what does this mean? “I’ve been meaning to phone Jane. I keep forgetting.”
First, you are correct; in this context, ‘meaning’ means ‘intending’.
As for the tense, we use that tense when we have been wanting to phone Jane for some time now (that’s important – I’ve been meaning to do something implies my intent has persisted for some length of time). Furthermore, it also implies that I still haven’t called her. (If I had phoned Jane already, then the verb tenses would change: I had been meaning to phone Jane, but I kept forgetting. That implies that I eventually overcame my forgetfulness and made the phone call.)
0174_ I could not have said it better
well said! spoken used to say that you agree with what someone has just said, or that you admire them for saying it
0175 — _ as far as
as far as weekend goes/ went/ (regarding)
as far as I know (regarding, based on)
0176 — I like them PLURAL!
0177 — _ Here is to…
0178 That hits the spot!
informal to have exactly the good effect that you wanted, especially when you are hungry or thirsty
0179 It doesn’t agree with me
not agree with somebody if a type of food does not agree with you, it makes you feel ill: (instead of saying that I do not like it or I hate it say It doesn’t agree with me)
– Green peppers don’t agree with me.
0180 — _ Suit yourself
spoken used to tell someone they can do whatever they want to, even though it annoys you or you think they are not doing the right thing: (do it as you like)
‘Mind if I sit here?’ he said gently. ‘Suit yourself.’
0181 — my two cents
American English informal your opinion or what you want to say about a subject:
– Everyone had to put in their two cents worth.
– Can I offer my two cents?
0182 — hit the sack
informal to go to bed:
It’s one o’clock – time to hit the sack.
hit the sack hit the hay American English informal to go to bed
0183 — roly-poly
a roly-poly person is round and fat
- They have two roly-poly little boys.
0184 — in the shade
0185 — made in the shade
have it made in the shade American English informal to be extremely rich – used humorously
0186 — a shady guy
probably dishonest or illegal:
a shady character
She’s been involved in some shady deals.
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