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FGC Goal #1: American Slang Phrase #3 – ZONED OUT

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Current Goal: Learn 50 American Phrases in 25 Days!

Good morning my friends! 😀

So far so good – I’m on the third American phrase today and there’s only 47 more phrases to go!

Today’s American slang phrase is to be ZONED OUT and it’s an informal way of describing when someone is daydreaming or in a state of absolute relaxation.

You know the feeling when someone talks to you but you don’t even hear them? That’s a typical example of you being ZONED OUT, so next time it happens you can say to that person:

I’m sorry, I was totally ZONED OUT, you were saying…?

And in case you’re wondering where this phrase originates, according to UrbanDictionary.com this phrase to be ZONED OUT derives from the 70’s saying “to be lost in the oZONE”.

Not that it matters, of course; you don’t necessarily need to know phrase and word origins to be able to use them as part of your live speech. All you need to do is – SPEAK A LOT and imprint this or that particular phrase into your brain, and that’s exactly what I’m doing in the video above!

Chat soon,

Robby 😉

English Idiomatic Expressions

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  • idiomrobby777

    Better be zoned out than to shirk work! 😉

  • jose

    Last night I didn´t sleep so much so I think today I will be zoned out at work :$