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This time around I’ve stuffed the video full with phrases that might come in handy when you discuss your relationship with a friend of yours.
Yes, I know it’s not good to talk about people behind their back – especially if the person in question is your partner, girlfriend or spouse. Still, it’s one of the things people do when they’ve had a bad day at home and they want to unwind – they meet up with their friends and share those experiences with them…
After all – what are friends meant for?! 😀
TRANSCRIPT OF THE ABOVE VIDEO:
Idiom #1: We TIED THE KNOT.
Idiom #2: I told her to PUT A SOCK IN IT.
Idiom #3: I gave her A TASTE OF HER OWN MEDICINE.
Idiom #4: She’s got AN AXE TO GRIND.
Idiom #5: I just BIT MY TONGUE.
Man: Are you still with Mary?
Friend: We TIED THE KNOT.
Man: It’s nice you do stuff together. Are you married yet?
Friend: Yes! That’s what I meant by saying “we tied the knot”!
TO TIE THE KNOT means to get married.
Man: How did you get your wife to be quiet?
Friend: I told her to PUT A SOCK IN IT.
Man: Put a sock in what? Did it help?
Friend: I told her to shut up!
PUT A SOCK IN IT means to stop talking.
Man: How did you react?
Friend: I gave her a taste of her own tablets!
Friend: I gave her A TASTE OF HER OWN MEDICINE!
Man: Sometimes that’s needed.
A TASTE OF HER OWN MEDICINE means to treat someone exactly as you have been treated by them.
Man: Why is your wife so angry?
Friend: She’s got AN AXE TO GRIND.
Man: Sounds like hard work. If it’s bothering her that much, she should get a new one!
Friend: No it’s not that. I was out late last night, and she hasn’t told me off yet!
AN AXE TO GRIND is to have a dispute to take up with someone.
Man: What did you do when she said that?
Friend: I just BIT MY TONGUE.
Man: Oh my God! Are you OK?
Friend: I’m fine! I didn’t actually bite my tongue.
TO BITE TONGUE means to not talk. Usually used in a tense situation such as an argument. When someone bites their tongue, it usually means they stop talking in order to avoid continuing the dispute.
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Remember my friends – make sure to USE those idioms in real life (even if it means doing a role-play with yourself) – simply because nothing works better in cementing such phrases into your vocabulary than SPOKEN ENGLISH PRACTICE!
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