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English Idiom & Phrasal Verb Challenge: 2

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11 Lessons (1h 26m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. The ball is in your court!

    • 3. Sort out this mess!

    • 4. Let's raise the bar

    • 5. I'm on cloud nine

    • 6. Language learning is a snowball effect

    • 7. Ignorance is bliss

    • 8. Let me point something out for you

    • 9. Actions speak louder than words

    • 10. We need to go back to square one

    • 11. Have a taste of your own medicine

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Important: This is part 2 of the challenge. If you are new to this course go to Part 1: https://skl.sh/3CDRD4z

Learn over 180 idioms and phrasal verbs in just 30 days with this challenging yet enjoyable English language challenge. This class covers the second 10 days (part 2) of this challenge. 

Welcome to the 30 day English idiom and phrasal verb challenge. My name is Rhyes and I am a TEFL qualified professional English teacher with thousands of hours experience as an international exam and conversation specialist. I have a passion for helping people learn real English. The English we use every single day with our friends, family and colleagues. This is exactly why idioms and phrasal verbs are so important. You can not cheat when learning a language, however with the phrases in this course you’ll find your English conversations will start to flow more naturally as you explore new sides to English language and culture.

Note: This course is aimed towards intermediate (B2) to advanced (C2) students and can also function as native speed/level listening practice.

The course requires around 30 minutes per day for 30 days. I am always available and quick to respond to any questions you have and/or to help clarify/simplify a specific phrasal verb or idiom.

If you're ready sign up and begin your journey of becoming a more natural sounding English speaker go ahead and join!

Good luck and all the best, Rhyes.

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1. Introduction : What's up, guys? Welcome back to Part 2 of the 30 day English idiom and phrasal verb challenge. Now, as you know, my name is Arif. I'm a TEFL qualified professional English teacher with over 5000 hours teaching online and in-person. And guess what, I specialize in intermediate and advanced communication and conversation skills. So if you are new here, don't worry. But this is part 2 of the course. If you go down to the description, you'll see a link to part one where you can start from the beginning. However, if you just want to keep going with this course, no problem at all. Okay? So as a reminder for everybody, this course will teach you over 180 phrasal verbs and idioms. And the structure of this course follows a very, very simple method, okay? Every single day I will teach you free new phrasal verbs and free new idioms. I will include examples with them, and I will explain them very, very well, very clearly said that you can create your own examples that you can share with me and perhaps everybody else in the course. And eventually idioms and phrases that you can use in real life. Whether that's a work, whether that's with your friends, whether that's while traveling. Okay. So just to confirm, this is Part 2 of the course. So if you're new here, head over to power one before coming to part two. And if you've been here before, well, it's good to see you back. Let's go. Let's not waste any time, and I'll see you for the first lesson. 2. The ball is in your court!: Everyone, welcome to day 11 of the phrasal verb and EDM course. I hope you're having a wonderful day and let's get straight to it, okay? Give out just means to give things to multiple people. Okay. You're spreading it around to KU give out for example, james, can you give out the proposals to everybody in the meeting? Or the teacher gave out the lesson material. Okay? Or you could also say, nobody gave out the forms. While we supposed to do. Nobody gave out the forms. What should we do? So to give out means to take from Fink, usually a paper or some form of information. And to, let's say, spread it out or give it too many people to give out the next one to put up with. Okay, now to put up with this one kind of means to accept something or to accept some behavior, even if it isn't always positive. Okay, For example, my brother is very annoying, but hey, he found me. I have to put up with him. Or I hate having to put up with my brother. He's so annoying, you know. Or you could say she didn't want to put up with his games anymore. Let's say you have a woman that's in a relationship with a man and he's not very faithful or he's playing a lot of games. Game for me favor playing games. Extra vocabulary. Playing games in a relationship means to not be taking it serious or to be doing some negative things. So if she had been putting up with it, she's she has been accepting his behavior. However, she no longer wants to put up with it. Okay. I hope that makes sense. Okay. To put up with means to deal with, deal with it also a phrasal verb too, to handle or to deal with behavior that you don't really want to know you. It doesn't make you happy people impotent with it. For example, I hate the winter, but what can I do? I have to put up with the cold weather. You know, I'd I'd perfectly either in the winter to vote, I have to put up with it. There's nothing I can do. I got makers, so they, you know, let's go to phrasal verbs. A very simple third one. Maybe you've heard this one somewhere, maybe in a movie or a TV show, super common to write out of OK to run out of. Now running. What does that mean? No, it doesn't mean that you have nothing to do with movement. To run out of, just means to no longer have something. For example, the business ran out of money due to the crisis. The company ran out of money. Okay? You could also say, No, no, we need to, we need to be faster. We're running out of time. I'll need to be much faster. Now we're running out of time to run out of time to not have any more time, okay. Or I'm starting to run out of energy. I think I need to eat something. I'm starting to run out of energy. I need to eat something. So to run out of just means to no longer have. You could say the office needs to needs to make an order of pens because people keep taking them and we're running out of the office needs to order some more panels because we're running out to no longer have something or to be on in the process of losing from think, if you run out of, you haven't anymore. If you are running out of, you are getting a load, okay, this is super common, very common. Please memorize, memorize this one today because it is one of the most common phrasal verbs that humans, humans. Why do I use it? Just changed word that people use a left. Go to the idioms, okay, the next one is another extremely common phrase. Idiom. The ball is in your court. The ball is in your court. The ball court. What's a court? Well, in this idiom, as you know, a court, let's say we have a tennis court, we have a basketball court. But today we're going to focus on tennis. Court is where you play games. Let's say you're playing tennis right? Now, you have the line. And if it goes over to your site, it is in your court. If it's in that side to lack court. Okay. The ball is in your court. So if it goes to my right side, it means it's my turn to make a decision or I'm in control of the decision, okay, I need to choose. Okay. What shall we eat today reads, really care the bulls in your court, okay? Or we need someone who knows what to do when the ball is in their court. When looking for a supervisor who knows what to do when the ball is in their court. Okay. And what you can say, some people do not like it when the ball is in their court because of the pressure, they don't want to make a decision. Okay. So if the ball is in your court, you make the decision. Okay? So we could look at learning English with me today. Now the pool really is in your court. Whether or not you memorize these idioms or whether you don't. It's totally up to you. Now let's go to the next Idiom, a wonderful one. You can't have your cake and eat it too. Okay? Or to have your cake and eat it. Now to have your cake and eat it. This is a positive version to have your cake and eat. It means to have everything go your way. Everything works, just how you want it to, okay? Whereas if you can't have your cake and eat it, it means you're unable to have everything your way. So let's start with the let's start with current actually. Okay. I'm sorry, reads, but we've already given you a promotion. We cannot give you remote work as well. You can't have your cake and eat it. So what I mean is I get a promotion at work. And after getting the promotion, I'm working in the office. I also want to work remotely. I want to work from home and be promoted. Then they might say to me, You can't have your cake and eat it. The world's not perfect. You can't have your cake. However, let's say I go to a different company and I get my dream position and I work remote and they make more money while I have definitely had my cake and eating it. Okay, if I add my take and I hope you think the KHP here is my cake. Okay, Now, for example, could be some people want everything in this world, but they need to realize they can't have their cake and eat it too. You know, you can only have so many good things. You also need to make some sacrifice, okay? For usually this is related with compromise, okay? Let's say you're doing a business deal, right? And you're getting a good price, let's say you're buying something and you're getting a good price. But you want at no extra things like, let's say premium delivery at a lower cost. While the person might say, Well slowdown, we've given you a good price. You can't have your cake and eat it too. Again, you can't have everything. Now let's move on. The next one. To jump the gun, to jump the gun. Now this is related somewhat to athletics, Okay? Now if you remember sprinters, right? They have the governor may go Three, 21 pull and people start running, right? That's a terrible, I don't know what that's a melodic that sounds more like an explosion with a good book. They let be the good guy. And then everybody starts burning. Well, if you jump the gun, this is literally what it's called in athletics. If you jumped the gun, you go before the gun. Okay. You go before the noise. You can't do that. Okay. So to jeep jumped the gun means to try something too soon. Okay. To attempt to do something way too early, okay. To go against the rules and try and do something earlier than you're supposed to, okay? For example, if you tried to skip all of the first phrase of urban Indians, and then you went straight to the last ones and then said, I've completed the course. Well, you've jumped the gun. You haven't really completed it, you've just jumped the gun. A better example would probably be in a queue, okay? If you've got a lie, a cube, by the way, is a line of people waiting for something. But when you're in the store, you have like five people waiting. Well, that's called a. Q. So if you go a head of some people, when you shouldn't, you're jumping the gun, yoga we made you're not supposed to. Okay. And funny, really gone to a more applicable example could be okay with talking about our friend. And our friend is a wave going ahead of us, let's say on a hike and he's running ahead. Okay. And he goes, we're supposed to meet at ten AM for the hike, but he gets Sarah 9.5. And this halfway, don't move the hike before where we are even there. When he's jumped the gun, why does he keep jumping the gun? Makes no sense. Nobody. You know, and then he's like, come on guys. I got here. Honey, I want to cook and I want to go home early and we'd say to him, wait, you can't have your cake and eat it. You need to wait for everybody else though. The guns. That makes sense. Okay. I hope that makes sense for you guys. If it doesn't, you can always send me a message. We have a question. I'll anyway, that's it for today's. Pray the worm and idioms, false speech. You very, very thin. 3. Sort out this mess!: Welcome to pay 12 of the phrasal, verb and idiom course. Let's not waste any time today. Let's get straight to it and let's learn some new phrases and vocabulary, etc. So the first phrasal verb for today to fill out. Now to fill out is a relatively simple, extremely common one. To fill out means to write something. You've got a form and you write the information required, okay? For example, you're starting a new job and I give you an information form and I say, Hey, can you fill this out for me? Okay. Let's say if you're traveling and you go to a hotel and the hotel has an insurance policy and it needs every guest to fill out an information form. Okay. You could also say May, I'm sorry, but you didn't fill out the papers so I can't give you your money. Let's say you win, you win some money. But before I go entering the competition, you should have gave them all of your details, your bank details, everything. Well, if you didn't fill out my friend, you're in trouble. Favorites, simple. Okay. To fill out just means to add input data onto a piece of paper or what we call a form. Okay, Let's continue. The next one is to lean on, to lead. Now to lean is like this, to go backwards to rest on something. And they're very popular song called lean back. And maybe some of you got a k by fat job and terrorists quality. If you don't listen to classic early 2000s hip hop, you won't know lean back. Leaning back if going like this. So to lean on simply means okay to, let's say, to rest on someone or to use someone or some thing to help you. Imagine I have a friend here and I lean on them. Okay. Literally I'm resting on more. I'm good. I'm I'm receiving help from them. But we can use it in a non-physical context. And we can say, for example, I have lent on my girlfriend recently. So let's say my girlfriend's really helping me made this course. Well, I'll be leaning on her. Okay. I'd be getting some help from her. Okay. At some age, you have to leave home and become an atom. You can't lean on your parents forever. That's for everybody pretty much from it. We can't lean our parents forever. We have to, in English we can say we have to fly the nest, to fly the nest, slide the net and nest where little baby birds grow 50, fly the nest. You leave the mother bird, right? So we can't lean on our patterns. We have to fly the nest. There you go. Bonus video, my friends. Okay. So to lean on means to get help. You could also say the company with leaning on government assistance, let's say the government is giving a company money subsidies. It can lead leaning on the government because without the government, it would maybe fangled or die. Okay, let's move on next one, super common one that you must learn. Yet, I say most, but you don't have to, but it helps to sort out. Now foretell very simple. I'm sure you guys have heard this one on TV or some filename, read it in a book. So tau just means to organize. Okay. When I was young, my mother would always come into my room and say, Reese, sought out the mass, sort out this mess. What are you doing sorta. Okay. You could also say, I sorted out my office space UK. They need to sort out their taxes to organize. Okay. Why haven't you sorted out the papers and filled out everything you need to do? Again, sought out, it just means to organize, to fix, to make something right. Let's say my teacher, if I, if I write that, sorry, I'm not, I can't do that. But they say it like that. Then someone could say to me, Why are you wearing like that, wiring it like that sorted out. So I hope it looks like here that have a double habits, clean up my camera and if I can't see how I look. But yeah, I'm sorting it out. Okay. Now, let's move to the first idiom for today. Out of the blue. Now, out of the blue is somewhat common idiom and it means out of nowhere. Okay, we don't know where it come from. The blue sky. Out of the sky. What happened? It just came out of the blue, for example, from driving my car. I crush it right? Someone someone hits me. They, they sites why we call it sideswiped, they swipe is this movement with the hand they swipe in from the side. They sideswiped me. Yeah. I could say to the company or the insurance. I can write on the insurance form when I'm filling out the form, I could say this car came out of the blue. I didn't see it came out the sky came out of the blue. I don't know where it came from. Okay. You could also say, let's say I received some money in my bank account, fingers crossed. I received some money in my bank account and I don't care where that money from. The NAACP be like, hmm, that money came out of the blue. I don't know where that came from. Is it a tax rebate? I'm not sure, but it came out of the blue UK and Nova example of that could be. Why did you okay, So pause. So slightly more negative context. I don't know what's been happening lately. All of my problems seem to be coming out of the blue. Okay. All of the bad things keep happening out of the blue. You don't know what's happening, just you keep getting on lucky, right? So everything is coming out of the blue. Now let's move on, my friend. The next one is a very cool one. Come rain or shine, to come rain or shine. Now what does that mean? Well, if you, if you if you're if you're if you're willing to come or go, wherever it rains or wherever it's shining from the sun, sunshine. That means you are willing to do something or someone or some thing could do something. No matter the situation. For example, I will support you. Come rain or shine. She stood by Herman. Come rain or shine. He stood by his woman. Come rain or shine. You can say or, or nor shine. It's not too important. Okay, people will understand you. You could also say, okay, bugles see IO stood strong and fought for the company. Come rain or shine. You see? So to support someone or something, no matter the situation. Okay. He lost all his money for his friend, state by him rain or shine and you can simplify it. Rain or shine. We view rain or shine. We've taped by me rain or shine, and that means good days or bad days, okay, whether it's positive or negative, left go to the final video. The next one, very cool idea and I like to use to get your second wind or to get a second wind. Now, a second wind just means a second burst of energy, okay, or second. Let's say second, I'm about a word if a second cost of power. The reason why I'm struggling is because to get a second wind, you have to imagine the wind is blowing behind you for a second time, okay? For example, when I'm running, I love running and if I'm running after about one or two kilometers, I start to get very tired. But after around four or five kilometers, I get my second wind and I feel better. Yeah, okay. I can keep going and then it becomes much easier. Okay. You could also have this when you're studying, okay, you're studying late at night, right? You to the Intel 12, the coffee isn't working, you're falling asleep. But if you stay awake until around two or three, you may get a second wind and be able to go all through the night. Okay? You could also say everybody on the team was very tired. They were unable to come up with any ideas. But for some reason, after heavy, having a good conversation and taking 10 minutes rest, they got their second wind and were able to create a great product and be very successful for to get a second wind just means to get, let's say, more energy out of nowhere. You can't really explain it. It's almost like wind behind you, pushing you. But to get your second wind means to get some additional energy. 4. Let's raise the bar: Hello everyone. Welcome back. We're currently on day 13. You're progressing very, very quickly. So let's get straight to it and let's begin with our free phrasal verb for today. Now the first phrasal verb is to take on, okay, to take on. Now, obviously taken on, it doesn't really sound completely natural. So how would we use take on, well, to take con means to begin something. Okay, usually a project or some form of work, okay? Ok, or to, let's say deal with a problem, to approach something, to start interacting with something. I'll give you an example and it will make more sense. Okay? For example, I'm very tired at the moment. I've been taking on too much work. Okay. Or you could say I've taken on way too much work. I'm so tired. You've taken on too much work. Okay. David, would you be able to take on the cakes from last week? Would you be able to take on the case or the project from last week? You take something, can you start doing something? Okay? Or you could also say, I don't want to take on any more of your problems. So if someone's talking a lot and that giving you all their problem, they can you help me with this and this and this? I can't take anything else on. I can't take it. Okay. So it means to do to deal with, to solve something, okay, to handle something. Let's move on. The next phrasal verb we have to get along with. Very simple. I'm sure most of you guys have heard of this one before. To get along with just means to be friendly with. Okay. I get along with my MFA. He doesn't get along with his girlfriend. Amazon are not getting along very well with the European Union at the moment because there's some tax problems, okay, see, I get along to be able to cooperate or work together. You can get along with or you can not get along with or you don't get along with. Okay, very simple. So I don't think we need to spend too much time on that one. Let's go to phrasal verb free. Now the next one, very common if you're using your phone, hold on. Hold on. Okay. Now we can literally those you can see that we can literally hold onto something. Okay. He held onto my hand. Okay. Held onto my handy held onto my arm. Okay. Hold onto the rail. When you're on a roller coaster in the theme park, those rights that go up, up, up, up, up, and then down in her or you hold on, right. You hold on very tightly. You don't want to cover again. Well that the novel way to use hold on. And we use this when we're on the phone. To hold on means to wait. Actually on your phone you have something called hold. Okay. And when you put Hold on, hold on. Hold on. Just means to wait. Sorry, I can't solve your problems right now. Um, can you hold on for a minute or I'll speak to in a moment. Hold on 1 second. So you can use it on the phone or you can use it in person. Okay. Hold on. I'm just talking to him over there and talk to you. Very simple, right? Today's phrasal verbs, very practical, very daily, and very simple. Now, let's go to our idioms for day 13. First one in the driver's seat. In the driver's seat. So if I'm sitting in the seat of the driver while I'm in control, right? It very similar to being on the ball. If you are in the driver's seat, you are in control. Okay. We need someone who can handle pressure when in the driver's seat or he didn't do a good job in the driver's seat. Would you like to be in the driver's seat? I've never been in the driver's seat before to be leading something, managing something. Okay. James is in the driver's seat for this project. Okay. I hope that makes sense. A very simple. Today's ones are very easy to understand for a literal actually. Let's continue next one. Again, super common idiom on the same page, to be on the same page. Imagine this mean you are reading a book. We're reading Harry Potter, I love Harry Potter, so we're reading Harry Potter and we're both on page frequently with a K. We understand what's going on. We understand each other. Okay. We are on the same page. So that makes sense. Okay. So for example, me and my team are on the same page. Our relationship didn't work. How? Because we just weren't on the same page. We need someone who is on the same page when it comes to business vision. Okay, we can't have any more people in the driver C, We need someone to be on the same page and to understand that there's already a management system to agree to be in agreement with someone. Okay. To be on the same page or to not be on the same page, to be in disagreement, were not on the same page. We don't get alarmed. Okay. Let's get the next one to raise the bar. Okay, now, imagine you are, let's say you have a bar and you need to go over it came to John Paul II for this long thin bar k. If we raise it like the hydrogen, it becomes harder and harder to do, right? So if we raise the bar in an idiomatic sense, in an idiom context, it means to increase as level, standard quality, difficulty of something. Okay, I'll give you an example. Wow, he's New Mexican restaurant, food of incredible. He has raised the bar in this city. He raised the bar with hiv new product. And you could say for a long time, apple most definitely raised the bar, although now I'm not sure if they're continuing to raise the bar, but they're definitely continuing to raise prices. Okay. So to raise the bar just means to improve the quality, the level, the standard, Okay, By learning with me, you're raising the bar with your English, okay? You're increasing the quality of your English and you can go to work and you can raise the Bob as the quality of your work because you have better knowledge now. Okay, there you go. The phrasal verbs and idioms today 13, check complete. I'll see you soon. 5. I'm on cloud nine: Hello everyone. Welcome to day 14 of the phrasal verb, an idiot and challenge. Always halfway. It's going quick event it. So let's get straight to the phrasal verbs for today. The first phrasal verb to run into, now to run into someone. This simply means to meet someone without planning to meet them. Okay? For example, I run into my uncle today in the store. She running to her ex-boyfriend in the bar. Okay. I don't want them falling to anyone I know today. I just want just want to be on my own. You know, those days when you feel tired, maybe you look a bit messy and you don't want to, want to ever run into people. But it always happens when you're hungry or you look your worst, you'll run into someone from your past. Okay? Very simple to meet someone without planning. Okay, let's go to the next one. Next one again is different, but it's different to run out of. Now, you guys have probably heard this one many times before. It's super common to run out of just means to no longer have something, okay? For example, as you can see, my pen, I'm starting to run out of ink, ink in the pen. The pen ink inside. I'm starting to run out. Okay. I'm running out of energy. I can't keep working two jobs if so, exhausting. Okay. Guys, we need to hurry up because we're running out of time. Okay. To run out of, Let's go to the next one. Now. The next one is to blow someone off a healthy cell. Very cheeky, but it's not what you think my my filthy my good friends to blow someone off just means to cancel an appointment. But almost like you don't want to see them, okay. For example, I blew off everyone. Sound the same rank, but it's a common phrasal verb, my friends. Okay. I I I blew everyone off with regards to the meeting. I was too tired. Okay. I've run out of energy and a half to blow it off. Okay. They blew off the wedding. They didn't feel like they were in love anymore and they blew off the web and they say blew off the wedding. They cooled off from early. Remember that one cooled off the wedding, they blew off the wedding. It's almost synonymous with cool off. Okay. I'm with we can make an appointment to meet her, but have some dinner and the catch-up, but please don't blow me off because my schedule is quite tight. Let me rephrase that or explain that side. If your schedule is tight, you don't have a lot of room in your schedule. You've got a lot of things going on. Please don't blow me off. My schedule is very tight. So if you do, you've really messed with my day. Okay, Hope that makes sense. Let's go to those idioms. Lovely idiom to begin with on cloud nine. Now, on Cloud9 simply means that you open the sky on the 9th Cloud. The highest level on cloud nine just means to be very happy to feel amazing. Everything is perfect, everything's gray. If you're on cloud nine, you are as happy as can be. When I'm in state, I will wave and Cloud9 again. I don't know how you stay, so how people you seem like you're always on cloud nine. She wouldn't cloud line last week. Today. She's not feeling too great, unfortunately. Very simple one. Okay, just leave to feel amazing. And let's continue to the next one. Great for work or study. To be snowed under, to be snowed under. Now, if you were snowed on the literally, it means that it's snowed quite heavily. And you can't get out your colleague, your house, your stoke, your Snowden. They're all no, I can't do I want to do bestowed on the means in a metaphorical sense, to be very busy, okay, For example, I'm sorry, I'll have to blow off the meeting. I am completely snowed under with work. Okay. We can be snowed under with work. We can be snowed under with our studies. It could be Snowden. They're in general, I've got a lot of things going on. I'm completely smooth on there. I just can't make planets for this week. I'm sorry. Okay. Super common one, CPUs slowed on the Allied powers and the final one for today to see eye to eye with someone. Now if we see eye to eye with someone, we agree with them. Very similar to on the same page. If I'm on the same page, I agree. View. Yeah. But we use the book reference. However, if we see eye to eye, we can look at each of revived and we agreed that we have the same idea. For example, me and my sister see eye to eye politically. Me and my proverb don't see eye to eye politically. Okay. He didn't see. I told you if you've boss and for that reason, he was sacked. He was fired. He was blown off again. Yeah, I think she blew me off for the next day because honestly, we didn't see eye to eye. There you go, guys. We blasted through those very, very quickly. So great job. I still hope that you are creating your free examples of each phrasal verb and idiom. If you are good work, if you're only making one or two, that's okay as well. Don't put too much pressure on yourself. Just try and create a system that works for you and a system that allows you to remember what you need to remember. Okay, Anyway, guys, I'll see you tomorrow as we hit. The terrible interests outweigh, wasn't it? I'll see you tomorrow for day 15. Don't blow me off. Okay. I wanna see you tomorrow. Okay, guys. I'll speak to you soon. Take care. 6. Language learning is a snowball effect: Okay guys, you've made it. You're on day 15 of the phrasal verb and ileum challenge. How are you feeling at the halfway mark? You feel like you can keep going. I hope so because we still have a bunch of phrasal verb and idioms to land. So let's get to it. Okay, so the first one is put down, okay, now we can physically put something down and we can put it down and K. But there are a couple of other ways that we can use put down, okay? One of the ways we can use put down is to give money to a cause and K2 provide money for something. For example, he put $1 million down on a new apartment complex. So what does that mean? That means he Dave, 1 million cash to the people building the apartment complex as say, a pre investment amount. Okay. So he put the money down. Okay. You could also say, if you want to start a business, and if you want to open a business bank, you may need to put down some money to show that you are serious about having such a large bank, let's say, okay, and then for example, could be he put betting of a gambling, okay? When you go to the casino, you can put down some money. Okay. You can put you can put some money down on red. You can put somebody on radio, you can put it down on red. Or if you're making a bet on a football score, you can put a 100 quid, a 100 quid, a 100 pound quizzes the casual word for pound. You could put a 100 pound down on a certain results. Okay, to put something down. Now, another way we can use put down, okay, is to write, we can write down, but we can also put down, it's exact same. Okay. I won't need to explain this too deeply because it's the same thing. Okay. I I put I put the notes down. Okay. Can you put this down? Can you put your number down here? Can you put down your email so I can contact you? Okay, Very simple, right? It just means to right? Let's go to the next phrase over now the next phrasal verb is to pass out. Okay? Now to pass out means to give something. Okay, We have give out and we have pass out. They mean the same thing to pass is to take something from one person to the next, right? So to pass out just means to give it to person to person. If you remember when you were at school, your teacher may have told you, Hey, can you pass out all of the papers or the forms? Okay, Can you pass through this textbook? And that just means can you give it to everybody? Okay. They passed out the documents in the meeting. Okay. They passed out documents in the meeting. Now, in every example of pass out could be to sleep. Okay. If you're very tired, you would say, I feel like I'm going to pass out. And that means you're exhausted. And actually related to sleep is fainting. You know, if, if someone hits you very hard, you might pass out. In a, if you drink too much, you know, maybe you're a party, you drink too much. You know, we've all been there. We might sit down in the chair and will pass out for a second that will fall asleep. Okay. So it's a path that can mean to give things out or to fall asleep. But let's jump to the idiom. There's, we've covered quite a lot of phrasal verbs. Now, the first idiom is a very useful one. It's called a snowball effect or the snowball effect, okay, now, we can also shorten that and just say something is snowballing. Okay? What that means is when something starts to get better, better, better, and the more it has the battery gets or so V6 after Wilson and Wilson and Wilson, and the more worsens the worth actually gets. Imagine you have a snowball, right? A little smoke snowball. You put the snowball on the snow and you push it. Well, what happened? It gets bigger and bigger and bigger. And the more surface area it has, the roles, the more snow it can pick up. So if you roll a snowball down a hill, it can go from here to here to even larger very, very quickly. We call that a snowball effect. Okay? The more something has, the more we can get, okay? For example, making money, it's often a snowball effect. You know, when you have a little bit of money, it's very hard to make investments and to, to be successful. But when you have a lot of money, it becomes a law. It becomes far easier because you can put your money here and there, and you can make more risks. Now, another example of that could be his YouTube channel is snowballing him popularity. It means it's getting bigger and bigger and bigger. Okay? We can also use it in a negative context, for example. Okay. I don't know what happened during the lockdown. I just started eating and eating and it was a snowball and before I knew it, I look like a giant snowball. Hey, so you can use it for weight gain, weight loss, or down left, right? You can you give everything. It's a very, very good one, a K2 snowball. And we can even say to snowball out-of-control, which would be negative in their losses started to snowball out of control or he's weight gain snowballed out of control. He's tiredness started to snowball the more that he worked. Let's go to the next Idiom. Say you may have heard the next idiom in a movie or a TV show. There are plenty more fish in the sea, or there are over fish in the sea. It means you should not worry about a failed attempt to our failed option because there are plenty of other options. If you're trying to get the fish and he gets away, you wouldn't stress because there are plenty of fish in the sea. Okay. For example, she broke up with him, but he wasn't so sad because honestly there are plenty of fish in the sea. Maybe your friend is upset about someone leaving them. You could say to worry, there are plenty efficiency or plenty more fish in essay or overfishing FV. Okay, I'm not too worried about losing my job. There were over efficiency. There are over options as more than one option. So you don't need to worry too much. Okay, Let's continue staying on the theme of the sea and water. The next Idiom will be rock the boat, to rock the boat. Now to Iraq means to go side-to-side. This always looks like I'm dancing, but I'm not, I'm rocking a God. Yeah. So this is also an idiom English, but it's also a cringe example English eyebrow guys. Okay. Now, to rock the boat, it means to go side to side inside of a boat literally. And if you were to do this, it would cause a lot of trouble. It would cause the waves. You'd feel very unhappy, it be alive. You don't wanna do that, okay, Some of the rocking your boat, you should tell them not to, it's dangerous. So in a idiomatic sense, to rock the boat means to cause problems or to cause trouble. Okay. For example, he started rocking the boat in the meeting when he mentioned the snowballing losses. Okay. You started to when you mentioned the snowballing loss is the money going down, down, down, down, down via snowball effect. It started to rock the boat. People didn't like. It caused some problems. Okay. Let's say you're let's say you're meeting a friend. They don't want to talk about something. Okay. Look, stop talking by Akkadian rocking the boat and you're making me sad, you make me angry. Okay. When you're trying to cause trouble, you could say the company wanted to employ someone who wouldn't rock the boat, who wouldn't cause problems. There you go, guys. We are officially just over halfway. Complete the k. Remember, write down some examples, try and memorize these, refresh the overs if you feel like you're starting to forget some of the earlier ones. And I'll see you tomorrow for day 16. 7. Ignorance is bliss: Welcome back. They 16, second half. How are you feeling? You feeling good if you're like you're learning, you best be bloody learning. Otherwise you're in trouble. I tell you that now Let's not waste time. As we say in English, time is money. Time is money so we cannot waste it. Let's begin with the first phrasal verb. Now, the first phrasal verb is to blow up. Okay, there are two meanings for this. So this will actually be two phrasal verbs in one, Okay, to blow. What simply put the mean to explode. Let's say driving a car, you crash your car. You want to get out because it might blow up, especially with an electric car. Okay? Another example could be there are a lot of blow of scenes in the movie. When you watch a movie, especially in an old 80s movie like a Sylvester Stallone movie or maybe an old Swartz neck and movie. There's a lot of things blowing up. I don't know what terrible felt. That's what blowing up. Okay, Now we jump to the second. Use. The phrasal verb to blow up can mean to grow very quickly in popularity. Now, to blow up has become very, very common amongst people in the social media and internet space. Okay. The song Blue or have you, have you checked out this new app? It's blowing up. Okay. Google are always trying to design products that will blow up easily to go popular, to go viral, sorry, or become popular, become popular or go viral, or to blow up there it means to become very popular. Let's go to the next phrasal verb. The next phrasal verb is to watch out. Now, to watch out, not to watch. It means to look, you know, you watch TV, you know your what, you watch a movie, you watch a show. But to watch how it's different. To watch out means to be careful to look for danger, okay? Be careful watch out because you're watching and you're watching out there for any danger that might come to you. For example, we need to watch out because a lot of companies are trying to copy or steal our product. Oh no, I'm worrying. Watch how, you know, you have to watch as well in case a company will steal your unique product. Okay? You could also say, I don't make walking at night time because I'm always trying to watch out for danger in I'm always trying to be careful. Make sure you watch out for danger if you're walking at night time. Okay. We could also say, let's say you have a dog and some people have dogs for security, right? And the torque is always watching out. It's making sure it's making sure no one's coming into your community or property or coming onto your land. Okay. It's watching out to be careful to look out. Okay. Let's continue. Oh, and just say, you know, you can also use in a non-specific subjects, like just simply watch out. Be careful. If you're, this is very common. If you're walking down the street, there's something on the floor that's dangerous. Watch out. Maybe someone was walking their dog and they weren't they didn't pick up what they needed the pickup, watch out. You don't want to step in that. Okay. I hope that made sense. So watch out to be careful. Now let's continue. Now we're going to go. And the first idiom is to hit the nail on the head. Now hit the nail on the head. It's a very common phrase in English, but most people don't truly understand this, so we're not talking about these nails. Most people, when they hear Nao, they hear this right. But a Nao can also be a thin piece of metal that is used in construction. You know, you say you're building something, you put the nail, you have a hammer. The tool that you will hit, the nail wave. That's a nail and K and the top part of this metal is round and we call that head of the nail. So to hit the nail on the head, it has nothing to do with my fingers. It's more than enough. I hit them have motility. Okay. With construction. And if you hit the nail on the head, you're doing a great job. Okay. Let's say one problem. If you guys have ever built anything, I'm sure many of you have when you start using nails when you're young and you start using your first nail with a hammer. In a nail with a hammer, you'll find that sometimes you don't hit the head, you get your finger or maybe you don't hit it cleanly, you don't do a good job. So when you do hit the nail on the head, it goes usually free or four hits will be perfect. Okay. So to hit the nail on the head means to do something correctly, to do it perfectly. If you do a good job at work, I can say, Well, don't you hit the nail on the head? If you ask me a question and I asked you a question actually, yes. A better example, if I test you, I say what does hit the nail on the head mean? You explain it to me. I can say great job. You hit the nail on the head. Okay. I'm sorry, but you haven't hit the nail on the head there. Try again. Okay. It just me It's just an exclamation to say, Good job. Perfect. That's correct. Okay. It's okay. Yeah. You've hit that now. Okay, Let's move on. The next one is, ignorance is bliss. Now, ignorance is bliss means, well, first of all, ignorance is just the act of not knowing something. And Bliss is peace or being very happy, the ultimate form of happiness. So when we say ignorance is bliss, it means you are happy if you don't know something, okay? For example, let's say a company is, a company is going to lose most of its money. Let's say it's lossy, the snowballing out of control. And many of the staff's might lose their job. Well, you don't want to tell the staff early that the company is losing money. Ignorance would be bliss because over wives, so start panicking and maybe not working as well, which would mean that the company will continue losing more money. Okay? So it's actually more poverty to maybe keep them a deterrent, okay, ignorance would be blessed. And no, For example, would be before social media, people seem to be a lot happier. And I would argue that ignorance is bliss when it comes to happiness. Because with social media now everybody has a perfect life. And when you're looking at everybody else's life being so perfect, you look at your own life and joke, quite sad. You're constantly comparing which you shouldn't do because it's a bad. They don't have the same experience because that person is also looking at someone else's wife, is looking at someone else's life, is looking at someone else's life. So before social media, ignorance is bliss because we were probably happier because we didn't know what was out there. Okay. The same as if you live in a, let's say, No offense to these countries was a developed country. Many of these people are far happier than a lot of people living in very rich, whatever that means, countries. And for that, people living a pretty simple live close to nature. Ignorance is bliss. And I actually agree with we've moved that motto a lot in her. We don't need we do not need to know everything all of the time. In fact, sometimes it's better to not know because some information it's just best kept alone, To be honest. Now let's continue the final one for day 16. To put something on ice, to put something on eyes, to put it on the iPhone, freeze it. I guess. Now to put something called ICE needs to freeze it, to stop it. To postpone. Or postpone, sorry. To postpone something. For example, I'm sorry, I'm super busy, but I'd have to put next week's meeting on ice, turning them on the phone, obviously nullify radii to cancel, sought to cancel some things, but also with the idea of doing a later point. Okay? So as you hear with many politicians, okay, they promise that the citizens of a country, the, well, they say I'm going to give you everything. And then when they become president or prime minister, they put, all of those plans are nice and they start doing other things. Okay? Put something on ice, means to pause, put something compose a k. I put my plans for the week on hives because I'm having some difficulties with this project. There you go, guys. Basic D Now the way, right, those examples gave me some questions or give me some questions. If you have questions, give me k. I'll see you tomorrow for day 17. Have a wonderful, wonderful day. 8. Let me point something out for you: Hello everyone and welcome to Day 17 of the idiom and phrasal verb course. As you know, when MP3s and you didn't need to know that information. I just gave even a reason. I didn't think why guys, Welcome to Day 17. And I said, Let's get to it. Let's not waste any time. Okay? The first phrasal verbs for today to look out for, to look out for something. Okay, what does that mean? Well, too, if you're looking out for something called looking out for someone from one of the most common usage. You're taking care of someone. Okay. I'm looking out for him. Okay. I'm making sure he's not making any mistakes. My supervisor looked out for me. She never looked malformation ever cast me. Can you look out for me as I'm doing this? Let's say you're walking across a very dangerous bridge. A dude look out for me, tell me if anything dangerous is happening. Okay. Can you look out for me, make sure I'm safe? He looked he looked out for his client for K He made sure his clients were his happy. Okay. So to protect to take care of okay. Movies often look out for their children. Okay, let's continue now. The next phrasal verb is to point out. Now to point out just means to show something or to bring people's attention to something, okay? For example, he pointed out the positive parts of its relationship. Can you point out which one you prefer? Let's say I'm showing you a bunch of ideas and I say pointed out which one you prefer. Okay. I know that whenever criminal, sometimes when the police are looking for a criminal, they will have a list of people and they'll take like a victim. And they'll say, Can you point out the person that did the crime. So to point out means to highlight something. You could also use it in quite an interesting context. For example, the current, let's say the current in, let's say increase in the price of bitcoin highlights or points out the importance of digital currency. Big Congo enough points out how much we want the digital current fee. How much we probably don't need government backed currency. Because even backed by anything. Okay, So to point out, means okay, to show something. Now let's move on to the next one is set-aside. Set a side. Now, very simply put, to set something aside. You put it aside, save it, okay. For example, I am setting aside some money for a bad day, okay? You're saving, you set aside money for a bad day. Okay? You could also say, can you set aside your problems? Okay, can you put your problems the way can you set aside your problems? We have a lot of work to do. Okay. He never said society's problems. Okay. Or I satisfied some food for next week. Okay, Don't eat the food in my fridge for next week. I've set it aside. If put it over here. And famous the money you set aside some money. I hope that makes sense, okay, just means to store something, to put it over here, metaphorically, to put it over here. For that. You know exactly how the next Idiom, very funny one, to let the cat out of the bag K, or to let the cat out the bag. Now this is strange because honestly, let the cow, the bag doesn't really sound very logical or rational. It, I don't understand why we have this one. Why the cat is in the bag or why the cat goes out the bag. But let the cow of the bag simply means to tell a secret, okay, to give away information. That shouldn't, you probably shouldn't. Okay. For example, he let the cat out of the bag about the problems within the company, okay, he let the cow the bag about the problems in the company. You could also say, in a slightly more positive sense, they let the cows the bag and told everyone they would get married. Okay, the couple at the cathode, the bag and said they're getting married. Okay. I don't trust him. He's always letting the cat out of the bag every time we have a secret. His way of letting the cow the bag whenever we have a secret. So to give information, to give us the, now the next one, very funny, but very common in British English to cost an arm and the leg. Now what does it mean if someone coughs denominator leg? Well, if I'm paying money, that can be expensive. But if I'm ouch taking my leg off, my arms up, well, if it's going to cost now the leg, it's going to be very expensive, very dangerous for me. Okay. So if something cost an arm and a leg, it's extremely expensive. Okay. The new iPhone costs phenomenon, lag. I think I'm going to get an Android. Say this, I don't wanna go to this restaurant. It cost an arm and leg. Or you could say in a positive, well, this didn't cost a nominal leg. I'm surprised. Simply put something that is very expense. Next one at the drop of a hat. Now this means right away or without thinking, okay, or kind of in the moment. That's a good example of okay. For example, I accepted the job offer at the drop of a hat. Okay? So you've got the job offer and without thinking or planning, without really delving into whether it's good or bad. You just did each path. I'm going to take our job. Okay. He has a sort of person who makes decisions at the drop of a hat. Okay? He's someone who doesn't need to think deeply. He takes action, even Action Man, he does things that the drop of a hat. You never do think that the drop of a hat, why not? Let's say you are with your partner and you are very in the moment part person, but your partner is a very specific task and they love to make plans. Well, you could say, you never do you think that the drop of a hat, Let's go on holiday ledger, book them filling, Let's go somewhere. You'd want some are more spontaneous because you'd need someone who matches your personality of doing things that the drop of a hat. So I hope that made sense to you. Remember to write some examples down. Do a little Google research if you're not 100 percent sure of idioms, of course. And I'll see you tomorrow for more of the fame. Take care. 9. Actions speak louder than words: Hello everyone and welcome to day 18 of the phrasal verb and idiom challenge. Now, let's not waste too much time and guess, get straight into it. Okay, So the first phrasal verb for today is to buy up. Now TBI means obviously to purchase something. So two by o actually means to purchase most of something or a large amount of something. Usually when you're in competition with other people and in case you were in a race to see who can get the most. For example, the investors were buying of Bitcoin. Investors or the competing investors started to buy up as much Bitcoin if they could find, obviously, she can't buy love it, be combined for a lot of it. Okay. You could also have say, Okay, well, let's say when you go to the supermarket and there's a sale on, let's say stakes are half price, right? Your favorite type of stake. And when you get there, it's gone. Someone tomatoes bought all of them up. So Mondelez bought them up for Mondelez bought all of them. Ought. Okay. You could also say, let's say masks, okay, At the start of a toilet paper, at the start of the situation, everybody was going to the supermarket and they were buying up all of the toilet paper with no real idea why or what they were doing. They were just buying it up. They were just buying hold of it. Okay. So that's one that you can just use when you're shopping or in a business, let's say situation or environment. Let's go to the next phrasal verb. The next phrasal verb is to carry out. To carry out not a carry if the whole something right around your home that you're carrying it. But the carry out with a little bit different to carry out means to do a task, okay, to complete a task, It's a very common one in the workplace. For example, race, are you able to carry out the jobs that we spoke about yesterday? Can you carry out those tasks? Every day? I write in my journal a list of tasks I must carry out throughout the day. Okay. He never carried out things on time. So to carry out just needs to do a task or a job. Okay, very simple one, very effective. Okay. It's a much better way. Follows a far better way than saying todo. Okay, I need to do some task today. It doesn't sound that great, but when you use a phrasal verb, I need to carry out some tasks today. Have far more important for sounds from, let's say, more natural 1 eighth. Okay, let's continue. Next, one, hand in, hand in. Now if you remember earlier, I think we have a handout which meant to give something to many people. Well, hand in. Actually almost functions are saying it's to do with giving, but you're not giving something to many people. You're just handing it into one person. So hand in means to give a form, some homework and letter, maybe a contract to give something to one specific person, something they had been waiting for. Okay. For example, I handed in my homework, you know, you could you hand your homework into your teacher? He never, he never hunted work in on time. He never hunted work in on time. And after the meeting, we need to get our client to come over to the office and handling the contract, handing the contractor provided. So it's to give something usually a contract of forms, something official. You are only given one of it. Okay. Now let's go to the idioms. The first video. If it bit me, it's a waste of space. Okay. A waste of space. Now that means, well, you can probably guess a waste of space is something which isn't useful. It could be someone, it could be something, it could be a behavior on someone's doing that's making them the waste of space. But a waste of space usually just means someone or something that issue for us is usually used in quite a mean, Let's say method to insult people like you are a waste of space. You can say, I sue lazy such a waste of space in the office wide even here, or he didn't have enough homework. Again, it's going to grow into a waste of space. We often say in English, if you don't study hard, you will grow to be a waste of space. Okay? So we have a waste of time, which means to waste time, but a waste of space just means space. You are not utilizing the space properly. Okay. You could also use it for many of the things. For example, this room is so messy, you know, you're wasting the space. That's a literal context. You know, the way the army isn't it? It's kinda like an insult, but it packs a waste of space. And then you could say, Look, honestly, your, your cards, a waste of space barely works. So I hope that makes sense. But if a mean of Hodgkin. Let's go to the next video for today and the next one. Actions speak louder than words, a classic proverb in English. Okay, actions speak louder than words. Now, we've all, we've all got we all have a friend or know someone that is always talking about what they're going to do. I'm going to do this, I'm going to do that. I'm going to make this happen. But then nothing actually material life is, nothing actually happens, materialized means to happen. Well, what you can say to them is calm down. Don't tell me about what you're going to do. Actions speak louder than words. So the action that you do, save can say more than your words, means to not constantly talk about something, but to actually do it. It's usually, It's usually used in response to a behavior. Now, you can use the in the negative way that I have shown you, but you can also use it in a positive way. Okay? For example, chains, actions speak louder than words. And honestly, you have done a great job. You remained humble. Humble means. You don't brag, you stay calm. You've remained humble. You haven't told anybody what you've been doing. But if you really have, you know, you've done a great job. You've completed all your work. You've helped so many people. Actions speak louder than words. That person proved that they were a good person and they didn't need to tell you about it. Okay. So that's actions speak louder than words. They even gentlemen, let's move to the non-leaf final one, coat a funny one, making a mountain out of a mole hill. Now, first of all, what is a mole hill? Well, a mole hill, if it's innovative little animals that are buried under the ground right there. The little rodent, if I guess, or mammal type of mammal. And they buried under the ground and they leave a little lump in the dirt. They're cooled molds, a caveat, the big claw that under the ground, right? How you've posted there lots of moles. Anyway. People moles. They create little hills called mole hills UAV. Always know if you have one in your garden or fecal see one in a field. Now if you make a mountain out of a mole hill, you are making a problem bigger than it seems. Okay. Let's say I and I go. I hit my hand. Okay. They go, Oh, I'm dying. I'm making a mountain out of a mole hill. I'm taking this little mole hill and I'm turning it into a mountain. Okay. Let's say my boss gives me one hour's work and I'm like, Oh, come on. Do you've given me like seven hours. I need to finish today. And then you could say, or the path could say, Dude, you're making a mountain. Then if your boss would say dude, Maybe it's a very chill bust. You're making a mountain out of a mole hill. This is one hour's work maximum. Okay. I don't like people who make mountains. I have more hills. That means you don't want people who are overly dramatic. Okay. Let me give you one more example of a idiom that's similar to that. To create a, to create, sorry, to create a storm in a teacup. To create a storm when it's raining in a teacup, you know, the tea cups that you drink. It means the exact same thing. You take a little problem and you make it tszuj, you make a mountain, our mobile. You make a crate, a storm in a teacup, making a little problem. Take the see how they've worked together into a novel, Tom storm in a teacup. So that's for ADM for today, gave you a little bonus one way. Anyway, guys, I hope you enjoyed those examples. As always, try and create for examples of each will really help you long-term. This is an investment in your long-term English feature. Okay. Anyway, I will catch you guys tomorrow. Have a wonderful one. Bye bye. 10. We need to go back to square one: Hello everyone. Welcome to Day 19 of the phrasal verb and EDM course. We really are, well, we're plowing through an English, plowed through means to power for you to really get free something and you do a good job to continue with your work. So we're really plowing through or powering through the course. So let's not waste time and let's continue. And let's give you some more phrasal verbs. Okay, let's go. The first one is to take in something or take something in. Now the version of taking I would like to teach you today is to absorb something. Now absorbed. What does that mean? It means like to take something, to teach me to take the kind of eat from having to swallow something to breathe it. Okay. I'll give you an example. When you are hiking and you can see a beautiful view. You will take in the view, right? You look at the view and you'll take it all in, okay? Or information. Sometimes I struggle to take in all of the information my teacher is giving me. Sometimes I struggle to take in information, or maybe you guys are very smart and you can take all of these phrasal verbs in very easy, easily. So it means to literally that's the only way I can explain it to take them thinking inside into your head, into your heart, into your eyes, wherever is. Taking just means something from the outside becomes yours. Okay? I know it's got the best explanation book. Take it if quite literal, take it. Okay, next one. And number one, we take, we like to mix them up, take over. Now, takeover, very common one. Takeover just means to gain control over something, to gain control, to get the power. Ok, Google spent a lot of money taking over small companies. Amazon takeover a lot of companies, okay? Google have taken over the search industry. They have control of it. Okay? Our business is going under a takeover. Okay? Our business is experiencing, even by our businesses experiencing a takeover, and other companies coming in, taking the power by paying for it, We are taking over. Okay. You could also say he he took over our department. Okay. He took over our department. That means someone came in. They become your boss? They took over the department. Okay. Very common one, please please remember this one and the next one again that we like to make fill we've got think over. So takeover, get control, Fink over. Just because they have over does not mean it's the same. The problem with phrasal verbs in English, they're rule. They all sound similar. And that's why it's so important that you create unique examples, each one, okay? Now the phrasal verbs think over. It just means to think about us, about a situation or problem, okay? So if I offer you a job, you could say to me, I'm going to think it over and are cool you in two days. I'm going to think over and call you in two days. I need some time to think over my problems. Or you could say, she's always rushing and she never thinks things over. She never thinks a problem over. She just reacts to it, which would be a bad thing probably. Okay. Or you could say maybe it's a different woman and she, she's really careful. She likes to think things over. And that means she's very careful. She sits down, she writes down speech, writes everything down, and she thinks it over, okay, to think deeply about something. Now, let's continue to the idiom for today. Back to the drawing board. Now, what does back to the drawing board mean? But a drawing board, if I speak board that you write your plans or diagrams on. So if you have to go back to the drawing board, means something has failed and you're starting again. You get it now. So to go back to the drawing board means to start again after something has gone wrong, okay? For example, our project failed, we lost a lot of money. We really need to go back to the drawing board and think of a better plan. Or you could say, once my plant, let's say you're planning a holiday but then a lockdown comes. Okay? Many of them now. Yeah. If your holiday gets cancelled, you need to go back to the drawing board and think about what you're going to do in the summer, okay? Or I'm sorry, we don't have time to go back to the drawing board. We just have to take what we have now and move forward. That's like a business context. So to go back to the drawing board means to start again, okay, and the next one also related to back to the drawing board. So today I'm giving you two of the same idiom. It means, it's, sorry, it's back to square one. Okay, back to square one, back to the drawing board, back to square one. Imagine you're playing a game like monopoly. You have to go back to the first square, you go back to the beginning. So very similarly, decide which one you prefer back to the drawing board or back to square one. They're both the same thing. Okay. After I lost my job, I had to go back to square one and start searching all over again. It wasn't fun. Gay or I really enjoy being, you know. Okay, great example, okay. If you or someone you love the challenge and you love and you project well, you really enjoy being back at square one because you get the opportunity to start again, learn new things. Let's continue. The final one. Don't quit your day job. Don't quit your day job. Your day job. If what you do in the day, it's your main job, right? So if I say to you don't quit your day job, it means whatever you are trying right now isn't good enough to be your day job. So don't quit your day job. This is quite a funny idiom. We use it as a joke. Usually. The case. For example, let's say you have a friend. He's singing and playing guitar, but he's not doing a good job, then you could say to that person, don't quit your day job. You're not gonna, you're not going to be a musician. Your friend, maybe they, they work as an accountant in the day, but at nighttime they are played the guitar. Just review for fun. But you're like, don't quit your day job may be another great. This is used a lot in X factor or Britain's Got Talent. These talent shows and somewhat more come on, there'll be very bad and the judge will say, don't quit your day job. Yeah, you're not quite there. You could also do. When someone shows you a painting, maybe it's not great and you want to have a joke. It's someone you know, you don't use it with strangers. You'd use this one with friends when the painting is not very good. Each say, don't quit your day job. You know, it's okay but don't quit your day job. I hope you get that one is more of a joke wrapped up in an idiomatic expression. Okay, and there you go, guys. That's it. Day 19, boom, when our head into day 20, tomorrow really guides and you guys and you've done a great job. You are now on the home straight bonus idiom to remove bone density of dying. What does on the home straight mean? Well, when you're racing, yeah, when you're racing a car, let's say Formula 1, Formula One or nascar or any type of racing, right? The straight, the final line, you know, when you go around the track, this part, the final, the final maybe kilometer, this is called the home straight. And they're when they're honest, they're going towards the end. Right? So if you're on the home straight, you're heading towards the end. You will run the final part of the course. Okay, that's great then the k for a year now on the home straight, make sure you write some examples. I'll see you bright and early tomorrow. 11. Have a taste of your own medicine: Hello everyone and welcome to day 20 of the phrasal verb and EDM course. We're now on the final leg, the home stretch. Okay, We're nearly home. We've nearly completed it. We only got 10 more days for sticking their enjoy the learning process. And let's begin. Okay, so the first phrasal verb for today is to abide by. Abide by. Now. A Boyd by literally means to follow a rule, okay? To follow a recommendation, okay. Abide by. Companies have to abide by a set of legal regulations. He never abide by the rules. And abide, by the way just means to follow the water, to do as told. Okay? So you abide by a set of principles, you abide by a set of rules. If you have a certain philosophy in your life, you can abide by your philosophy and k, So to follow some instructions or rules, okay, Google didn't abide by their tax regulations and they got away. They're just another example okay. To abide by, to follow the rules, to follow the regulations. Let's move to the next one. The next phrasal verb is to advise against. Advise against. To advise means to give someone some form of information right now against to go against to kind of go against the advice. Okay. It was advised against. So let me give you an example. I advise against eating unhealthy food every day. You probably get sick relatively quickly, okay. Let's say during this pandemic situation, the government has advised against meeting in large groups. Well, in some countries, a straight-up stopped people from doing it, but in some countries they just advised against it. Okay. For example, in Scandinavia, in countries like Sweden, I'm pretty sure they just advised against businesses staying open, but they can force them to close. And Wendover example of that could be advised against drinking too much tonight. Remember, we've all got work tomorrow it so we want to be fresh in a few with your mates, your My come on guys. I advise against a string. Let's just keep it short tonight. Maybe you're the boring one. You can advise against the behavior if you know that it's ultimately going to lead to negative. Okay, Let's jump to the next phrase or word per day 20 to look into. Now, great one to look into, just means to research something, okay, to try and find the information you'll notice be using a lot of information. It's time to look into means to study or to kind of try and find the information you need. For example, can you look into our client from last week and find out how much money they owe us. Can you look into a client from last week and find out how much money they owe us. Okay? Never look into anything cubed claim, maybe someone's got a crazy idea or theory about something. But did they look into it properly? Did they look into everything to do with it? Did you look into them? Maybe I could say to you up for myself, I actually personally, I really enjoy eating a specific way. So I could say to you, Hey, right now I'm trying this high-fat diet. Would you like to look into it? I think it's worked quite well for me. Maybe it will work well for you. That's just one example you could use. You eat ical, high-fat, provi doesn't really matter. It's just an example of a random diets, okay? You could also say many people are looking into investing in cryptocurrency. People are looking into cryptocurrency. They're learning about it now because they realized that, well, perhaps it's a few, maybe the future or at least part of the future of how we deal with money or favoring the investments, etc. Okay, So to look into something means to learn about it. You can even just say to someone, hey, look into it in, or maybe you say something controversial or a statement, you will look, just look into it and you will see the truth. Okay, so let's go to idioms now. Further. It's more of a phrase type idiom. Couldn't care less. You couldn't care less. Obvious, right? If you couldn't care less, that means you don't care about any, you don't care about something. You literally you couldn't care less, but you're you're careful right down here. You can't go below the floor of carrying feed. Couldn't care less. Okay. For example. I couldn't care less if I lose a little bit of money investing right now because in the future I think we'll do very well. Under, for example, Facebook. That's a big argument right now with Facebook and the Australian government on an ad. It's about, about Facebook not paying the state of Australia for their news or paying news outlet for this shared news or something like that. Facebook couldn't care less about Australia's regulations. It's true, you know, Facebook really couldn't care less. They would actually stated that they'd rather leave then have to pay all the time for every piece of news. So they couldn't tell us. Um, it's a pretty simple example. Okay. He's always late for work. And then your boss could say, honestly, he finishes the work on time even if he is late. I couldn't care less. Couldn't care less. She couldn't care. You don't care about at all. Okay, Let's continue. The next one. Very cool idioms, to steal someone's thunder. To steal someone's thunder. Now what if Fonda? Well, you know, when you have lightning in the sky right? While the noise that comes after that funder. So you'll see lightning come down. When you have a storm, you have this bright electricity that comes down, cool lightning. And the sound which will come afterwards is called funder. Okay. Before, I think I can't remember. It's been a long time since I've even seen lightning thunder. I can't remember anyway, it's irrelevant. What I mean is if you steal someone's thunder, you're taking away that loud noise or energy onto you, you're stealing it. So to steal some of the funder actually means to, let's say, take the attention away from someone and put it onto yourself. Okay? For example, let's say you're in a play, you're doing. You're acting, acting in a show and many people are watching. And someone has a really important part and they're talking, they're giving their lines with a new coal. And you give lines that 10, 20 times more powerful when you install their funder. The non play context. Think about a meeting. Okay? Let's say you are presenting something, right? You're the person who should be presenting. But then someone comes in and starts preventing better than you, even though you never asked them to and they get all of the credit or they stole your funder, my friend Kate, you could also say, let's say a certain stock. Tesla, actually, Tesla is stealing. Everyone else is, Tesla is feeling every other car makers fund that, especially on the stock market, but even outside of the stock market. When it comes to electric cars, tesla kind of steals the funder and gets all of the credit, okay, So it's the takeaway energy, all that credit from some think of someone and to put it onto yourself to steal someone's thunder. And the final one for today, to get a taste of your own medicine. Now what does that mean to get a taste of your eye medicine? Very, very, very ancient proverb in English culture. Now, nobody likes medicine here when you're KG, don't want the medicine or your parents give you medicine, right? So if they have to taste the medicine they are giving you, they wouldn't like it as well. For to get a taste of your own medicine just means to experience what you have been doing to others. It's almost like a, let's say, a British way of mentioning comma, right? Let's talk about karma. You do bad things and then you bad things and bad things happen to you. Well, to get a taste of your own medicine, simply needs to do bad things and then to experienced bad thing. For example, he's always scamming people and taking their money. So actually, he he got a tasting medicine and someone took his phone. Okay. You know, if you keep doing bad things, you're going to get a taste of your medicine one day because it's bad comma, right? You could also say, I hope I never get hated my medicine. I know I've been lazy and cheating a little bit, but I just hypertonic, gets pasted my medicine. So I hope that makes sense to get a taste of your medicine means to experience what you have been doing to overs, okay? Maybe a corrupt politician in a bad politician is doing very bad things. He stealing a lot of money, but then someone steal from him, then he would have got oh, he or she would have got a taste of their own medicine. Okay. So I hope that makes sense for you guys. Okay. There you go. Date 20, done and dusted. Don't understate the bonus idiom. Done and dusted means finished finito. Okay, So where does it does it for Day 20, and I'll see you bright and early tomorrow for day 21.