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English Idiom & Phrasal Verb Challenge: 3

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11 Lessons (1h 30m)
    • 1. Introduction

      3:15
    • 2. Sometimes it's an uphill battle

      8:39
    • 3. Don't miss the boat!

      10:22
    • 4. This is the best of both worlds!

      8:11
    • 5. Well done that's spot on

      7:33
    • 6. Hang in there, it's not rocket science

      8:45
    • 7. Time flies when you're having fun

      6:56
    • 8. Sorry but my hands are tied

      8:15
    • 9. The elephant in the room

      8:48
    • 10. Stand your ground and don't give up!

      7:38
    • 11. This is like riding a bike

      11:08
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Learn over 180 idioms and phrasal verbs in just 30 days with this challenging yet enjoyable English language challenge. This class covers the final 10 days (part 3) of this challenge. 

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


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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Rhyes Douglas

English Teacher - Content Creator

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Language teacher: TEFL qualified professional English teacher with over 5000 hours of experience teaching English online. My main areas of expertise include casual conversation, confidence building and presenting skills. I use a non-typical approach to get my students out there and meeting people as soon as possible. 

Youtuber: Culture/Travel Vlogger - English Language Youtuber - 30,000+ Subscribers.

 

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1. Introduction: Welcome back to Part 3 of the 30-day phrasal, verb and ADM challenge. The course where you learn a 180 new phrasal verbs and idioms in just one month. These are phrases that you can use a work, be friends while traveling, or even while trolling people on the internet. Okay. As you know, my name is Rees. I'm a TEFL qualified professional English teacher with over 5000 hours experience. Now, I specialize in conversation. I specialized in the real English, the Native youth every single day. And that's exactly what this course is. Again, remember, this is part 3 of the course. So if you go down to the description and your new, you will be able to see part one and part two head over to part one had done for the part two and go through the first 20 days of this course and then come back. If you're a bit of a rebel, then do it backwards. Start from pop for a party and then Part one, who cares, It doesn't matter, as long as your learning. Okay, So just to refresh 180 phrasal verbs and idioms that you can use in your day-to-day English life. And the way that I'm going to teach those phrases and idioms to you. It's very simple, okay? Each day, for the next 10 days, if we're to program on Skillshare, I will introduce free new phrasal verbs and free new idioms to you. I will include written examples on the screen. I will explain exactly what they mean. And I'll also be there in the comments if you want to ask questions or trough. Okay, Very, very simple. All you need to do is chewed him every day for the next 10 days. Makes sure that you write down some examples of your own. Ask any questions, perhaps provide a little written texts using these idioms and phrases for me to check, you know, in the comment section. And Bob's your uncle, you're done. You a better English speaker. Side-note, Bob's your uncle just means law in like, Hey, you are, we're done, we're finished. Bob, CEO and COO. Okay. It, it doesn't make sense. It's a very, very classic British idiom. So maybe learned, maybe not. Okay, Please guys. Okay, make sure you watch every video. Make sure you completed part 1 and also Part 2. And if you do have any questions, send me a message. Okay. So I'm looking forward to seeing you guys. I'm looking forward to watching your progress throughout this course and see you on the other side. Okay, Take care guys, See you next lesson. 2. Sometimes it's an uphill battle: Hello everyone. Welcome to day 21 of, you know, while rates over head idiom cause. So without further ado, let's get straight to it, okay? Okay, so the first phrasal verb for today is to jump on something, to jump on something. Now we know what jumping it, right? I'm jumping now. If you jump on top of something, you could jump on a trampoline. You can jump on the ground. The famous song, jump around. To jump on something could have another meeting as well. And to jump onto something can also mean to do something that is becoming popular or to do something enthusiastically. And that would be something that you didn't do before. Many people are jumping on new types of diets. Many people are jumping on to the, you know, the vegan diet. Many people are jumping onto the keto diet and on the other side as well to the VG among many people are jumping onto the carnivore diet. So people are jumping onto the trend, okay? And we usually use jump on with trends to jump on a trend. Everyone's jumping on to Instagram. Everyone is jumping onto this new app on a tick tock is very popular right now. It's, everyone's jumping on to that. Okay? I am not someone who jumps on things easily. That means you are not someone who follows the trend for to jump on me to do, to follow a trend, to star in her, Let's say copying what other people are doing the k. Now. Moving on from that, let's go to the next one. Okay, so the next phrasal verb is to bang on something or to bank on. Now it has nothing to do with an actual bank, believe it or not. To bank on, simply means to rely on I think you've heard have relied on to lean on to to need something okay. To to kind of put your expectations onto something. Okay. Let me explain. I am banking on getting a new job, so I don't have to spend my savings. I am banking on this happening. I am expecting this to happen, to expect something to happen. Okay? I'm banking on my girlfriends for giving me after a year. I said so many things. Hey, you're banking on the fact that she will forgive you, okay? You could also say, don't bank on the government to always help you. Usually they care more about many profit. Most governments anyway, definitely the British government. Look at Brexit. Yeah, don't bank on the British government to do the right thing. Usually they don't they don't bank on, don't rely on, don't expect. Okay. Or I never bind on this happening. I never expected this to happen. I hope that makes sense. Let's keep on progressing people. Now. The next phrasal verb for today is to drag on. And what does it mean is something drags on or to drag on? Well, it just means to be boring, go to take a long time. Or this meeting is dragging on. Maybe for some of you guys, this language course has started to drag on. Hopefully not, I hope not. Okay, I bank on you guys studying the course and having fun. But drag on just means something is starting to be, become boring. Okay? I didn't write def movie. It starts, it's started to drag on. You're watching a movie at the cinema, you're like, Look, I want to go home. She was dragging on catered to drag means the pull, right? I mean, I like that slowly pull from link. If something is dragging on, It's going very slowly again. And this project has been dragging from moms now, guys, come on, I'm banking on this being profitable. We need to finish soon. You see are uneven it great. Let's go to the idiom now. Okay, Now the next video, if one my mother would use with me when I was little and I was crying or complaining for no reason to cry over spilt milk, to cry over spilled milk. Cry over spilt milk literally mean to complain about a loss from the past or to complain about something you can change. For example, complaining about the economy now, after the COVID crisis is like crying over spilled milk, we can't change it. We just have to rebuild and do better. Let's say come and let me tell you about the CDM comes from if I'm drinking milk, I dropped the milk on the floor. There's no point. They point it crying over it. It's the milk is gone. I can't drink unless you're a savage Gemini definitely can't. Fish show. Most people wouldn't drink milk. Okay, So to crave a drink spilt milk just means to cry over a lot from the past. Okay. Let's say, for example, I've been broken up for four months now. There's no point crying over spilled milk. She even getting back with me. Or you could say, our boss keeps over spilt milk. You know, if we're five minutes late, doesn't matter as long as we get the work done. So to cry about something that is insignificant or to complain about something. That is not important. Okay, the next one, very important one very common, very useful for you guys and uphill battle. Up hill battle. Imagine if we're fighting right, and I'm going up the hill and on fighting like this. Again with the sound effects. And the person at the top of the hill, that same fighting from the top of the hill. They're shooting down. They've had the advantage, right? That is, with easy for them since it's Star Wars or some old classic Warden, they what we're doing, but they're going down, they have lasers, baby. And now I'm going to go up the hill. Okay? It's much more difficult for me. An uphill battle is a difficult situation or something that you're struggling on, okay? For example, learning a language can be an uphill battle for some people. Or you could have be having a meeting and you could say, Look, stop arguing. Don't make this an uphill battle. We want to get this project in a finished as soon as possible. Okay? You could also say eating healthfully can be an uphill battle for me. I know that eating, I like to eat clean. I like to be healthy. Well, I love I love a dinner. Khabbab. I live a Khabbab. Okay. And I look bird it, and I love pizza and I look Chinese food, I look, I look all takeaway food. Okay. So even though I don't eat it often, It's an uphill battle to eat healthfully, be good. I love it. I love, I love pizza and pastor and all of the COBie goodness. And so the an appeal by, and it's something you are strolling with UK or a difficult situation. Let's continue to the final one. Now. Very British idiom, not my cup of tea. Now if something is not my cup of tea, it's not my style. It's not. Why? Like, if someone makes your competition, you eat, drink it. Horrible. That's not my cup of tea. You got one it. So if something's not your cup of tea, it's something you don't like a K. For example, I am not a huge fan of Modern Art. I really, I prefer the Cloud, the classics. So Modern Art is not really my cup of tea, probably because I didn't understand it was it's just not. Okay. I already mentioned many times Crypto. Crypto with my cup of tea. If my cup of tea and traditional investing isn't really my cup of tea. I didn't find it interesting or exciting. That's just my personal opinion. I'm just giving you some examples. Okay. You could also say, our product isn't selling very well in Japan. I guess it's not their cup of tea. Okay, let's say you're trying to branch out and one of the first year Raj out into the Japanese market. But the product is in that cup of tea. Maybe it's a cup of tea and they like green tea. They didn't like English tea, while it wasn't literally be their cup of tea and idiomatically be their cup of tea. Okay? So if something isn't your cup of tea, it's something you don't really like. There you go, guys. Day 21, done, dusted in the back. I'm on the way home. I hope I see you guys tomorrow. Have a wonderful day and yet take a 3. Don't miss the boat!: Hello everyone. Welcome to Day 22 of the phrasal verb and idiom 30 day challenge. Okay, We're making great progress, so let's not waste any time and get straight to it. Now, the first phrasal verb is to cut out. Now to cut out something or to cut something out. Cut like this and out, take it away. Maybe you can already guess to cut-out means to stop something, to stop doing something. Okay. To quit something. For example, you need to cut health smoking. She said she's going to cut out partying every weekend. Okay. What could you not cutout in your life? Well, wouldn't you be able to cut health in your life? Question for you? For me, I didn't think I'd be able to cut out a cheeky pizza or Burger every other week or every week. Okay. I really love I love pizza. Oh my gosh, pizzas. The Maven, I don't think I could advocate it out. Okay. So low, I tried to eat healthy every week or every couple of weeks. I've got I have to treat myself. It's the law. Okay. So to cut-out means to stop doing from think, okay, he could have smoking. They could help communications, could help us move to stop to quit. It's usually used with things that are bad for us. Okay. So usually we cut out something that isn't always healthy. Okay, let's move on. Now the next phrasal verb is to come over. And this is a very simple one, but I just wanted to make sure you will understand it. Okay. So to come over means to go where someone wants you to go or two, if you're asked, Hey, John went to come over mind tonight or I want you to come over to mine or he didn't come over in the end. I think you've been very busy for to come over just means to travel somewhere to go somewhere. Okay. Did she come over last night or did he come over last night? They didn't come over to the part of an income over to our side. Now, that's the literal sense of how we would use this. But we could also use come over to describe and I wanted to make sure I explained it properly okay. To join someone's type of forward or idea. Okay. They finally came over to our way of thinking. Okay, You need to come over to our ideas. We can't join you. You've got to come over to us. Okay. Let's say you're in a meeting and you are talking with a client. But the client doesn't quite understand. You would have to say, look, you need to come over to our way of working with things because we are the expert. So please come over and understand what we're saying. So comb-over can literally mean to go somewhere that someone asked you to do it, to go Come over, please come over. Or it can be with idea, okay. They came over to our way of thinking politically or business-wise. Okay, How does not too complicated, but it's an important one. Let's continue The next one to pick up something. Now what to pick something up? Now, we know that I can pick up my phone and, you know, everybody knows this one. The k is used in almost all kinds of speech to pick up. There's a novel way that we can use to pick up something, okay? And that means to start doing something or a tummy to start doing something. Okay. For example, I picked up a guitar. Okay, I picked up guitar last month. I'm just a beginner, but I picked it up. Okay. You could also say, okay, we picked up. Okay. So let me pick out. I went to work. It's perfectly view. We picked up five new clients last month. We picked up five new clients last month. It seems that the market is coming over to our way of thinking. So we were able to pick up many clients To gain to start working with them. Okay. I'm picking up English. You guys are picking up many English idioms. So it means to start something, okay? Or to gain something in some contexts, okay? You could also say you picked up someone and that means if you asked for their number, maybe you go on a day. Yeah. I picked up this girl, my third in the cinema. She was very nice-looking and I managed to pick her up. Okay, so to pick out something or someone in this context means just to start doing something, to gain something. And it's a very flexible phrasal verbs, so you can kind of use it with all sorts of things. I really like using it with hobbies. Okay. I picked up swimming. I picked up running. Okay. It's like you pick it open your mouth now. Now, this one can be confusing for some people because it is so universal. So remember if you have any questions, send me a message. I'm always here. I'm always here. If you can always send me a message if you're unsure. Okay, and remember to create some examples for me. Let's move on to the idioms. Now the first thing is to have a blast, or in American English, to have a blast. Okay. Now, to have a blast, what does that mean? A BLASTP blast? Well, it's like a blast. Explosion. Okay. Now, if you have a blast, you're having a blast. In English, it means you're having a great time, okay? It's like an explosive time. A lot of energy, for example. Oh my gosh, I just got back from Turkey. Incredible. I had an absolute blast. Istanbul, wonderful city. Okay. You could also say, we had a blast working with you guys. I think we're going to come over to your side of doing business. Let a great time working on the project with you. It was it was a total blast. If the complete blast, we're going to come over and start working like you guys did. You see how I'm using the phrasal verb and the idiom that to have a blast just means have a great time. Very simple one. Okay, Let's continue our look in the world. But gosh, anyway, anyway, guys, Latvian may leave. Let's continue. Okay, now the next one to miss the boat. Okay. To miss the boat. Now let's say if she's a very old one, but let's say I'm traveling to a new country and I'm traveling via boat on just traveling to New City and I'm going I'm going on a bow on MVA. Okay, from a song, Lonely Island on the boat. That was the song of my, one of the things that my teenage years. Okay. So if you know it, you know, gave you don't ignore the reference. But to be on a boat, my gosh, it's a myth, the means to miss an opportunity. Okay. So a chance or an opportunity comes to you. Put your late, you're not prepared. For example, I was late for the interview and miss the boat. I didn't ask her on a date and I think I've missed the boat. That's a very useful one. Usually for young men especially were a bit shy when I want to ask them on our own for women as well. You don't want to ask someone out and you don't want to pick someone up. And you might miss the boat. You might look at them from afar, really like them, admire them, but you miss the boat. You missed your chance, okay? You could also say, our company missed the boat with that business opportunity. Now, to know what we're going to do. That was that was a bad example, but you Mr. boat, with a business opportunity, I didn't know how to word it any simpler for you guys. Okay. To miss the boat means you're late for an opportunity, you're not prepared. Okay. I didn't prepare for my exam. I think I've missed the boat. I'm not going to get into my dream university. Okay. Now more hand gestures because that's what I do on this, is let's go to the next one. Okay. One to go downhill. Okay, So to go downhill, what does that mean if you go down the hill? Well, as you can see, if you go down the hill, you're declining. So to go downhill just means to decline. To become worse to Watson. To not be as good as you want. We're okay. For example, I once to the Chinese and Korean University. However, I haven't practiced and for a long time, and my Chinese has definitely gone downhill. My Korean gone downhill. Sorry guys. Yeah, so there's an example. We could also say our sales went downhill to the lock down. Okay, That, for example, let's say your takeaway restaurant during this crisis, you would have, you're probably going to have very, very, very high profits right now. But once the restaurants opened and people get back to normal life, maybe your profits might go downhill a little bit, okay? The quality of the perfect, Okay? If you've never close many years ago. So for example, this is a very, very old 50th. 50 means secondhand K system. Nls owned it before. It is if a thrift did polo and it just fits very old, but the quality excellent, I think it must be over 10 years old or something. However, now if you buy t-shirts, so you buy share polos, the quality has gone downhill, especially with large, let's say clothing brands, clothing in general, electronics met the quality of products in general has gone downhill. Okay. So if something goes down hill, it declines, okay. It becomes worse, okay. Or worse. And there you go, guys. Day 22. Whew. Okay. More More hand gestures. This is the Hammond Jeff, this is day 22, AKA hand gesture edition. Sorry if you don't enjoy you guys, but let's be honest, if you've completed 22 days of this course so far, then you should be used to the hand gestures by how? Okay, So anyway, I'm going to wrap up. Wrap-up means to finish, by the way, bonus idiom. Okay, so to wrap something up, means to finish something. Okay, I'm going to wrap up this chat with you guys and I'll see you tomorrow for day 23. 4. This is the best of both worlds!: Hello everyone, Welcome to Day 23 of the phrasal verb and idiom cores. So that's not wasting time and let's get straight into it. Okay? So the first phrasal verb for today, to work or two, to work up to something or to work or two. What does that mean? Okay. Well, to work up to something means to, let's say practice, prepare, and take your time as you're getting somewhere. Okay. That can be a skill, that can be river location. Let me explain, okay, welcome to meanings to slowly improve or practice or grow to a certain point. Okay? So let's say you want to start running, let's say 10 kilometers every day, or let's say you want to run a marathon. Well, you could work or to your desired distance. Okay? The first day of running, you wouldn't leave the house and run ten kilometers, you will fall apart, okay? But what you can do is you can work up to ten kilometers. So maybe on the first day, 10, then two, then three, little rest. Four, and you see you work up to that number. If you have a business, you may want to work up to a certain amount of sales, okay? So you know that your business right now can't handle 1000 clients, but maybe you want to work up to that. So you start off with 10, then 20, and 30, and eventually you'll expand and grow your work up to, okay. You could also say, I'm, let's say we've English. Okay. I'm walking up to having a gray that say knowledge of the English language. Okay. So you're working up to something he wanted to be fluent. I'm working up to fluency and working got to native level vocabulary. I'm working up to being incredible at the English language. Okay, so you're working up to a point in a study not going straight, they're going crazy. You taking your time, you're working up to something. Next phrase over, next one, to dress up, okay, It's very simple. Now, there are two ways to easily forget. The first one to dress up means to put some nice clothes on. Okay. We dressed up and went on a date. Make sure you dress up tonight. It's a very formal event. Okay. To dress up can address your address on. But even men, we dress up again, if I look Smith minus, if I am in a suit, I am dressed up. Okay? Another example of dress-up could also be to make something look better. Okay, Now, let me give you an example. Can you dress up this presentation? That means can you make the presentation more beautiful or sound more beautiful? Okay, he dressed up his idea of the project so that people would like it. So maybe when they looked at it first time the project looked on attractive, it didn't look exciting or interesting, but if you dress it up, you make it look better. Fit. Address thought can offer B to make something look better. He dressed up the opportunities so people would apply for the job. Okay, That makes sense. Let's continue to ease off to Eve. Eve comes from easy. So to ease off, just means to calm down, to relax, to relieve pressure, to stop pressure on something. For example, I'm so tired, I need to ease off all of the work mechanically ethos. Okay. Can you eat off? We could say to someone, if someone is pushing, you are touching you can you ease off? Can you go away? Can you relieve the pressure? Can you stop being near me? Okay. He never eases off. Let's say your boss wants you to work extra hours, but honestly that fuel and doing it. Okay. Well, maybe you can say he doesn't ease off. He never eases off. And that means they keep pressuring you to keep pushing on you. So to ease off, means to relax. Okay, I'm going to take a day. They undertake a day off and evolve if project. Okay, Let's continue. Now. We're going to jump the idioms. The first idiom, best of both worlds. Now what does best of both worlds mean? Well, if something gets the best of both worlds, It's the best of two things. Okay? For example, Who? Good example. Okay. Let's say if I make a very delicious meal, but it's also using, It's also made with organic and very healthy ingredients. I don't know. I'm trying it. What, what, what, what's healthy and delicious? Do you know what I make a very good Greek style salad. Okay. And although people are like salad, No, no, no. This is a salad with chicken. We've marinated chicken with cheese, two different types of cheese, feta and offer. Maybe it's not so great and maybe from polish on, okay, It's delicious. It's incredible, especially in the summer with fresh ingredients. So that solid is the best of both worlds because it's healthy and it's delicious. For example, it could be working at this company is the best of both worlds. They're very flexible. They let me work how I want. So I really enjoyed the job and they pay me very well. Okay. So you get both sides of the spectrum. You could also say, my phone, I found it the best of both worlds. Okay. It has everything I need. It was only like a 100 Euros. It's a cheap phone, but honestly it's the best of both worlds because I have all the technology I need and it wasn't expensive. Expensive. So best of both worlds, it has two or more great qualities. Usually two. Let's continue next. One to be a big fish. Now, what does it mean to be a big fish? That sounds strange. Well, to be a big fish means to be the boss, to be the manager, to being control, to know what you're doing. Okay? So for example, the manager is a big fish in an office okay. Because he's the biggest, he eats everyone. Okay. Literally, I hope not. But he controls things, okay? For example, I want to be a big fish in English teaching. This would be really cool for me If this course came papular and I became a big fish in the course game, cause game, wow, it's like a, it's a very smooth in the course game, we had to be a big fish. Okay, you could also say some to someone and I've slowed down, I'm speaking very quickly. You could also tell someone, I don't know why you are so confident. You're not a big fish. Okay, That's a bit savage. But you know, if someone thinks that I'm really special and amazing, or you could remind them they're not a big fish yet, okay? Yet, okay, for it to be a big fish means to be the boss in control in a high position. And the final one to hit the road. Very simple one. You've probably heard this in an American sitcom or in a movie. To hit the road, just means to finish. They go home, you're in the office. I'm tired. I'm very tired guys. I'm done. I'm going to hit the road. Okay. And if you remember, the sun hit the road Jack and don't come back. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. I'm I think I'm okay. Sorry, my thing that but yeah. For the hit the means to go home. Okay. And as you can imagine, to hit the road, you put your car on the road and you go away. Okay, let me think of some more examples. But this part is really bad with party folks. I'm going to hit the road. Okay. He kept trying to be a big fish, fair? I got bored of him and he wrote 10. There you go, boom, 20, day 23. Don't dusted and guides. I think it's time for me to hit the road. So I'll see you tomorrow a day 24. 5. Well done that's spot on: Hello guys. Welcome to Day 2004. I hope you're having a wonderful day so far. And let's get some, get some phrasal verb and idioms in those schools they, again, but let's start with the first phrasal verb and K. Spot on. With spot-on mean. Well, to be spot-on means simply to be correct. It's kind of use as an exclamation when someone is correct. Okay. Sort of like the idiom hit the nail on the head that we learned a while ago. Okay. For example, can I, if I'm thing to my boss and say, Can I do this, clinically complete its report like this is good. They would reply. Spot-on. Great job RES again, if you guys, you send me a message, I read, how do I use this idiom? And I tell you how and then you send me an example. I could reply spot-on, great work. Spot-on. It's a very simple phrasal verb. It just means correct. Okay. It's just an exclamation to say good spot-on. You hit the spot, you hit the point. Perfect. Let's continue next one. You've probably heard of this one. To hurry up. Hurry up. Just means to stop wasting time. Okay, with this is so common that you, maybe you guys already know this from TV or you can just guess, but a hurry means to go fast, okay? Hurry up is just an exclamation. When you want someone to speed-up reads, you need to hurry up with the reports and then you want to be spot on, but we don't have that much time. Okay. He never hurried up when we when we need to go, we're going to be late than never heard a verb. God, hurry up, dude. Okay, or maybe I'm spending too much time on his phrasal verb, which is very simple. So I should hurry up. Okay, to seven exclamation to speedup. Let's continue. Wonderful, wonderful advanced phrasal verb pr for you to iron out. To iron out now an ion. Now an ion if you know when you have closed which a priest, they have the rule like death, you know, when you're closer like this and you use an iron, okay, you iron out, decreases or ketose, we ironed out the lines. However, as a phrasal verb, we can say two ion something else, or to find out something means to remove the mess and to make something easier to understand or to fix a problem. To fix a problem, I ironed out the issues with the contract. If you are confused about a phrasal verb or an idiom message, me and I will iron out any think for you our, IN OUT your confusions, IN OUT your confusion so we can iron out the thing. Can you iron out this contract? Make sure it's all good. Okay. She usually used reforms with information, okay? He ironed out the rules of Monopoly so that we can start playing. Okay, if you're not sure, pages IN OUT is room for me, can you make it simpler? Can you explain it to me? Okay. However, in general, we like to use this WACC, okay, we have contracts with Forms, et cetera. There you go, three phrasal verbs in just over three minutes. Let's continue. More hands-on, more hand gesture, wave, moving the hands. Okay. The first one, the first one, a bitter pill or a bitter pill to swallow. Okay, Now, a bitter pill or a bitter pill to swallow. The bitter is like the taste of lemon. Better. It's not very nice, right? Well, for most people who aren't trained, these are very nice. Now. A bitter pill to swallow a pill if our medicine, okay, like a little pellets medicine. If it's a bitter pill to swallow, it would be a pill that you don't like, it doesn't taste good. Now, in the idiomatic sense, a bitter pill to swallow would simply mean a situation that is hard to accept, but you have to take it. If the doctor, let's say you're very sick and the doctor gives you a pill. If it tastes bad, it tastes bad, but you might need to take it again, it's a bitter pill to swallow. Same as the situation, okay? For example, the fact that you have to spend many hours studying English. If a bitter pill to swallow, it might not be fun for you, but the bitter pill to follow if you want to improve your career aspects or you want to travel than learning English is very beneficial for you. Okay? Another example. I didn't want to place my business. It was really struggling. However, the bitter pill to swallow wasn't making money. Okay. Let's say someone breaks up with you. It was a bitter pill to swallow, but we just weren't matching. We weren't compatible. Okay. It was a difficult situation to except for it has to be accepted. Okay. Now let's move on to the next one. A very simple one. Tip to be all ears, all ears, ear all is very simple. It's an exclamation, which means you are listening. Okay. Let's say I'm a meeting. Come on, guys. I'm really into my acting and role-play today. Either. Come on guys. I need you to be all ears. This is a very important meeting. You need everyone to listen. Hey, James, are you listening? Yeah, yeah, I'm all ears. Okay. Why is it not all years? Why do you not listening? Okay, all in a very simple means. And the final one, to get your act together, to get your act together, act like an actor. Well, we can also use act to be the way that we're behaving, the way we're acting. To get your act together means to stop wasting time, to hurry up, maybe to work hard to do the right thing. Okay. That's what I would like to say, to do the right thing or to do productive work, or to make a good change. It's a very flexible one, okay, if you can use this for many situations to for example, you are if you're an alcoholic, unfortunately, yes, you're an alcoholic and you you want to quit, then someone could say, you need to get your act together because, you know, it's okay to have a wine, glass of wine here in there. Put your drinking too much, get your act together. You know, or not for me, when I was a student, I was always taught you drink in a student. And eventually I had to get my act together. I had to study, I had to get my qualifications and I had to teach you guys. Which isn't a bad thing by the way. Just eyeing the LP. Setup, get your act together means to do the right thing, okay? The same common forced Google to get their act together. Regards to taxes didn't actually happen. They still rub billions and billions a year. But, you know, to get your act together, okay, to do the right thing, to be productive, to do what you need to do. For many months, I've been putting off again. And have a phrasal verb to put off means to ignore something. Maybe we'll do this one tomorrow. But I've been putting off my, let's say, project of this course. Um, however recently I got my act together and started recording the course. I hope that makes sense for you guys again, so well-done today. Thank you very much for watching and see you very soon. 6. Hang in there, it's not rocket science: Hello everyone. Welcome to Day 25. Making great progress any five more days to go. So we are going to hurry up and iron out all of the phrasal verbs and idioms for today. Let's go to the first phrasal verb. The first one is joined in, to join in. Now to join in just means, okay? Or to join means to to join for me to connect, to work together. Now to join in just means to start doing an action with someone. To start doing an activity with someone. For example, we need more people to join in and help us spread awareness of Clean Eating and Health Fitness, let's say or I joined in and helped her with the project. Okay. You joined her? The joined in. Okay. He never moves to join in and help with tidying. Beautiful example. Let's say you're a student and you have your always tidying with your friend who you live with your health make never joins in R. This is so frustrating, you know, if someone won't join him with the tidying. So to join in means to help, to continue with other people on an activity, to assist. Okay, It's quite a flexible one. Let's move to the next phrasal verb. Now, the next phrasal verb is to rule out. Now to rule out there's no say literal meaning underneath it. I can explain. Basically to rule out means to remove an option, to kind of state is an option if not possible. Let's say you're looking for a new job and someone asks you, so what sort of job are you looking for? And you could say, I'm looking for some thinking marketing. However, I wouldn't rule out a job in communications, let's say. Okay, so you really want to be just directly in the marketing department. You wouldn't call our job in the communications department. Okay. Or the finance department. I wouldn't rule out a job in finance, although it's not my not my specialty. I wouldn't rule this out. I wouldn't ignore this. I wouldn't decline it. Okay. Or you could say, I'm sorry, but I need to rule out those opportunities. I don't want to work in finance, I only want to work in marketing. So I'm going to rule out that idea. So you do not go into do it, you don't want to. Okay? Again, another example. Okay. Let's use our modern situation. At least in 2021 with the lock downs, okay. Government couldn't rule out the fact that maybe you never locked down. They couldn't roll out. They could they could not say that won't happen. They couldn't rule out, or you could say, the government ruled out the opportunity to go out. Okay, they've ruled out with a lockdown. They ruled out sorry, that's not part of the rules. Okay. Which would be unfair, but pilot's life. Another example, okay, after learning English, you can't rule out the fact you may get an English-speaking job. If you've got better abilities, you can't rule that out. Okay. Or you could say they ruled out this. Okay. I just wasn't the right fit for the job and so they've ruled that opportunity out for me. Okay. Rule out means to remove an opportunity or to not rule out means to keep something available. Okay. I hope that makes sense. It's quite a difficult one. So if you don't understand it, send me a message. I always say to you guys, you know, if you're unsure, just send me a message. So to rule out. Okay. To rule out means to make an opportunity no longer available or to not rule out needs to keep an opportunity in. Okay, let's continue the next phrasal verb to set up. Okay? Very simple to setup means to start something or to prepare something, okay? I am setting up the ingredients for a meal later. So you're going to cook in half an hour, but you need to set things up. Okay. They setup that's it. It's setup a team as they were starting a new project. Okay. They set everything cope. They got the people ready, they got the room ready. They set everything up for the team as they're starting a new project. Okay. Hey, can you reopen? Helped me settled by soap. Hey, can you hurry up and help me set this up every day when I'm making little clips for you guys, I have to set up my camera. I have a little space here, has some books I put my camera on and I set it up. Okay, For the setup to prepare something. Let's go to the idioms. First idiom, if just end up with exclamation, it's a very nice one. It's easy. Does it? Easy? Does it? Does it? Well, it's whatever we're talking about. Ev does, it just means slow down. Take it easy. Okay. For example, let's say we're carrying, okay, What carrying a heavy heavy sofa up some stairs. Okay. You don't you've moved apartment. You're carrying a sofa upstairs. Well, if I'm going too quickly, you could say to me, well, Reeves, easy does it easy? Does it slow down? Easy? Does it take it easy or take it easy? Ebit of it. Take it easy. They are both synonymous. Okay. You could also say, let's say I'm trading, making loans of money and I'm going crazy for money. Or someone could say to me, Well, easy does it? Don't become too obsessed? It's not the only thing in life, okay? Or you could also say, I'm cooking, okay, I'm cooking a steak. The heat is way too high. Someone who knows how to cook steak better than me could say easy, does it, turn it down? Okay, it's too hot. Now the next one, very cool, very positive one hanging there, not the hank. You know, you're hanging on some new grab onto something and you hang a telecom bar. Let's say you're at the gym, you pull it up on the bath. You're hanging onto something. Okay. Or I'm hanging on to this. Okay. So to hang on. Okay. Order to hang in there. Sorry to hang in there. Literally means okay to stay in the fight. Don't give up. Okay. I know studying English can be difficult sometimes guys, but but just hanging there, okay, I know it's hard to learn all of these phrases and idioms for hanging in there, work hard and you'll be able to learn them, okay. It's definitely not impossible, okay. Hang in there to keep in the battle. Okay. Let's say in the fight. Okay. He said, Hey, someone's struggling in the file while the commentator would say, Oh, he's struggling to hang in there or he's just hanging in there fighting, you know, the hanging on handled on the edge of something. Okay. I don't know I'm shouting. But to hang in, that needs to continue doing something. Okay. My company was struggling during the lockdown. Both we hung in there and now we are doing great. We're very profitable. Okay, Let's continue a really cool little idiom. It's not rocket science. It's not rocket science. Now, this is used when something is quite easy or very difficult, okay? For example, learning these phrasal verbs and idioms. Well, to be honest, it's not rocket science. It just takes time and practice. You just have to hang in there. Okay. So it's not rocket because rocket science, I assume, is very, very hot. So a leaf, that's the idiom view of it. Okay? Yeah, it's pretty, pretty hard, I'm sure. Now. So if we say it's not rocket science, we say it's not this very difficult thing, okay? For example, learning to cook isn't rocket science guy is it just takes a bit of practice and time. Okay, Let's say you're in a meeting and the company is struggling to make profit, although it should be making profit. Then your boss might say, guys, it's not rocket science. We need to improve our marketing. Okay, Let's use social media, this, do this, do that. I don't know. I'm not the boss of a marketing firm, but it's not rocket science. That EVM is not rocket science. So you should be able to understand it, okay. It's when something is easy or not difficult. There you go, guys. Day 25 out of the way. Out of the way just means it's no longer blocking us. We've completed it. And that's also a bonus idioms. So I hope you enjoyed that little idiom, phrasal verb, bonanza. Remember it's not rocket science, just hanging there. But if you are getting stressed or confused, easy. Does it take your time and you'll be okay. I'll speak to you tomorrow for day 26. 7. Time flies when you're having fun: Hello everyone, Welcome to day 25th and the phrasal verb and EDM, cause we are on the right track. That mean he's going in the right direction. We are may certainly on the right track and we're heading towards the finish line. So let's get straight into it, okay, Now the first phrasal verb is to put off something, got to put something off. Now to put off something, or to put something off, simply means to, let's say wait with doing something to not do something right away. Okay? We could also say to procrastinate on something. Procrastinate means to wait, kind of not do something when you should do it. For example, I have been putting off studying English all week. You shouldn't put off practicing this course. Are you writing examples? Don't put it off. Okay. You could also say, sorry, but I need to put our farm meeting for one week. I can't turn up. Okay. So to put off something means to push it to the side. Again, we usually put off when we know we should different thing but we don't okay. Or I keep putting off the gym and I'm gaining weight. Okay. There you go. Let's go to the next phrasal verb, okay, to let someone down. Okay? Now to let someone down, this means to upset them, to not do what you plan to do for them, okay. For example, when I put off the date, I sort of let my girlfriend down. Okay, I let her down. You could also say, racy, you going to finish this project on time. Don't let me down. I need it by Friday. Please don't let me down. I need it. Okay. We could also say this product wasn't as good as it was advertised. They really let me down okay. To disappoint. Okay. Let down to disappoint. Let's continue The next one to make fun of someone or something. To make fun of someone or something means to tease them, to kind of be mean in a joking way, okay? If you make fun of someone, let's say someone has a very big L, big head, big. You can make fun of their head. No offense to all of the people with big heads. I actually have quite a big head compared to my body. You could also make fun of a product. Okay, guys, let's be honest, this product, it is, let us go down. I don't mean to make fun of it, but it's trash. Okay. You could also say, I don't like it when people make fun of me, you know, little kids, when they teach each other, they usually make fun of each of our whatever the different about themselves. They'll make fun of the over one, right? You've got this, you've got that. Making fun of someone, but you could do that with a friend as well. You can make fun of them. Okay, let's continue to the idioms, the next video. Very cool, very popular idiom in English. Don't put all your eggs in one basket. Don't put all your eggs in one basket. A basket is what you carry your shopping and, you know, this metal thing, we used to be wooden base metal nowadays. And you put all your things in the basket and you carry it around. Well, you don't put all of your eggs in one basket because if you drop that basket, you lose all your eggs. So you'd have to fit well, not literally for in the metaphor, okay. Don't put your eggs in one basket. What that means is to have more than one opportunity. Don't put all of your ideas into one thing. Don't only do one thing. For example, if you start investing and you put all of your money in one investment, you are putting all of your eggs in one basket because that might go down. You want to diversify. Diversify means to have many different things. You want to put some here, some here, some here. Don't have your eggs in one basket. Number one, if you're looking for a job and you only apply for one job while you're putting your eggs in one basket because you're assuming you will get that job when you might not see you want to apply for a few that you would like. Okay, so, so don't put all your eggs in one basket or I regret for in all of my eggs in one basket. I knew I shouldn't have only worked on that task. I should have done more than one because now failed this. And these are behind as well. Or another. For example, we could say, let's say you are okay here. Here's a good example. You are going on a date with someone, okay? And you, you Let's say you're you're single and you have two days for the week, okay? With two different people. Maybe you are a player row, female, play with your cake. If you cancel all your other plans with over people. And then you only go with this person thinking that will be perfect, where you're putting your eggs in one basket, aren't you? You are making an assumption that everything would be okay, but it might not fit to put your eggs in one basket. It literally means have a backup plan, okay, to put all the ideas in one thing, very useful for the work world. And when you're looking for a job, Let's continue. The next one. Very simple to be on the ball. Now if we're on the bowl, and the bowl comes from football, okay? Now if you're on the ball, you are in control of the situation. You know what's going on. Okay. I was on the pool in the meeting. Okay. We need to employ someone who is on the ball. I am really tired and honestly, I don't want to let you down, but I won't be on the ball today. Literally means in-control to know what's happening. And the final one is moreover, exclamation. It is time flies, or time flies when you're having fun. Now, this just means, yeah, time goes very quickly. Time flies when you're having fun. Okay. Let's say Where are, you know when you're on holiday, right? And 11 day for one hour, the whole holiday just feels like one day while he would say time flies when you're having fun, right? Time flies when you're having fun. Let's say you're working on a really exciting project. And it, and it took one month, but it felt like one week. Or you could say, wow, time flies when you're having fun. I want to work on stuff similar to this in the future. Very simple one, okay? So when you're happy, when something goes very quickly, you just say time flies. There we go. Day 26, don't dusted, signed, sealed, delivered, and we're ready to go to 27, getting very close to the end, guys. Great job. 8. Sorry but my hands are tied: Okay guys, Welcome to day 27 of the phrasal verb and idiom course. I hope you're having a wonderful day so far and let's not waste time. Let's get straight into it again. The first phrasal verb is to focus on something, to focus on, focus on some things, okay? Now this, as you can imagine, it just means literally to focus on, to think about something, to work very hard to prioritize something, okay? For example, you're focusing on me right now. And then once this course, if you're going to focus on writing some examples, right? What are you focused on right now? Okay. You could also say, I'm sorry. I wasn't I wasn't focused on the work in the meeting I had with a thing from my mind to have things on your mind, on your mind needs to be thinking about something else. I have something on my mind. I have idioms and phrases on my mind, not literally on your mind. On your mind, you're thinking about it. Bonus idiom, right? The phrasal verb, okay? To focus on something, I'm really focusing on eating healthfully right now. Okay. I'm focusing on working out every day. I'm focusing on some really interesting books by Jordan Peterson. Let's say, great offer, great psychologists. Today are you going to focus on to work on something, think on something. Your attention, If literally directly towards something. Let's continue The next one to take after, okay? To take after just means to be similar to or influenced by something. Okay. If you take after something or someone, you or have you have is like that thing. For example, I take after my father and K meet our personality, they're very similar. So I take after my dad and he didn't take off than me because he would first, but I take after him. And K. A number example could be. For example, let's, let, let's talk about products, okay? The, let's say the new Google phone, I have a new pixel takes after the iPhone. Let's say they add an extra camera. I know the phones nowadays you have like a 100 cameras. It's crazy, but this, the new Google Pixel takes off after the iPhone 500. I don't know what they've got in. I just have this old old old phone. Okay. It's got two cameras, which is too many cameras to have anyway. Well, yeah. Ulama phone guy. Actually, I prefer cameras and computers. But yeah, to take off the leaves to be similar to his work style takes after his boss. Okay? He's, he's playing style takes off. The Rinaldo is similar to very simple one to use up, okay, to use a means to who. And this is hard to explain because youth up literally means you have to use a means to empty something, okay, to use the resources. Okay? If someone is watching videos on my phone, I could take away and go, Whoa, you're using up all of my Petri. Okay. I used up all my energy working on that product. We're wasting money, guys. We're using up all of our financial means. We're using up all of our finances on this project. We need to move on. Move on, needs to change. Okay? So to use up just means to, let's say, get rid of to use which you to use the resources, okay? To use the resources, things that go in the low, okay, on this course, let's say operated growing and you're using up all of your memory, okay, because you're learning like six different phrase VIV idiom the day you know, you were free but six total. And then you're writing many examples. You're using up a lot of mental energy. And I know it's difficult gave, but we're nearly done. So let's go to idioms. The next idiom is a business-related one to corner the market. This is a corner, right? This is just an example of a corner, okay? Now if I corner the market, I block it, I own it, own it, you know enough it can go in or how I have control, okay? So to corner the market means to dominate a specific market, to have control of a market to be the main force, okay? Google cornered for search engine market, amazon corners the online retail market. An example, how do you plan to corner the market? You could also say race corners, the phrasal verb, an idiom market. I think I do because there aren't many helium cores. Maybe I call that if market. Okay. So to have control of a small market, small or big, sorry, to have control of this market, okay, to dominate a specific area. Let's continue The next one to look before you leap. Now, look before you leap. To, leap means to jump, okay, to jump. So if you look before you leap, you look, you check, and then you jump. Mckay. You look before you jump, you look before you leap. You've leaped for this one. So that literally means, okay, at least, I mean metaphorically means okay, to be careful before you take an action. Okay? Don't just do something without planning. Don't do something randomly without checking, okay? Well weights and look before you leap. Always be careful when you're doing something. For example, don't just quit your job without anything health, okay, look before you leap and don't put all your eggs in one basket. Wm, okay, so a wave and look before you leap, okay, Well wait, be careful, make sure things are okay. Don't take risks on necessarily. Are you sure you want to invest in Dogecoin? Did look before you leap, check out all of the other things you can invest your money in. Okay? Maybe you're making a risky financial or business or, or even project decision. You want to look before you leap. You want to check things, okay? Asking someone on a date, you want to look before you leap, ask them if they'd have a partner, if they are in a relationship, you look before you leap. Again, you, you're careful, you take some time, okay? So I hope that makes sense. Look before you leap or weight, Be careful. Don't just do things without thinking. Don't do things at the drop of a hat plan thing. And the final idiom for today is that your hands are tied. Now, tied means you tie something, okay. You wrap around it. Now, if my hands are tied, I'm unable to do what I would like to do. Okay. If my hands are tied like this, I can't do what I'd like to do. Sorry, I can't come to the meeting later. My hands are tied. His hands tied. Pharaoh. He couldn't come in a day with me. He okay. Maybe she okay for me anyway. Maybe I feel because if I say Do you have time later or your hands tied? I'm sorry, I'm late. I'm sorry. My hands have been so to say my hands had been tied lately of an incredibly busy sorry, I'm okay. You could also say, I can't do I want anymore this job, my hands always tied. It doesn't have to just be with time. It could be with resources. Sorry, both. Our hands are tied. We don't have anymore money for this project. Apologies. Okay. So your hands are tied. You don't have any more money to invest into this project, okay. If your hands are tied, you can't do exactly what she would like to do. Clap. Clap. Okay, guys. So there you go. I hope your hands are tied. Okay. I think you don't let me down and I hope he can invest some time into writing some examples and practicing the phrasal verbs and EDM for today. I'll see you tomorrow for day 28 of your EDM and phrasal verb journey. 9. The elephant in the room: Hello everyone. Welcome to Day 28 of the phrasal verb and idiom course. Let's not waste any time. Get your pen, paper ready, and let's go now to begin with, we have a double phrasal verb with a positive and a negative meaning, okay? Or at least a negative and a neutral or a neutral negative meaning, Okay, pay back, okay, to pay someone back or to pay back something. Okay, So let me give you the positive or neutral meaning first. Okay. Probably more like neutral to pay back means to give money back that you had owed someone. Okay. I paid my boss back. He paid me back. When it when will you pay me back? So it's kind of neutral, okay? The bank would like you to pay back with interest. Wow, savage. But the Payback, okay. To give money for something that you've, that they are owed. Okay. I need to pay back my debts. I need to pay him back. Very, very simple, right? Just to give them money that you owe to someone. Now, the negative meaning to get payback. K, to get payback means to get revenge, okay? If you know revenge, revenge is when someone does something bad to you and then you get them again, okay. So if someone stole from you, getting payback would be to steal from them with a take from them. If someone punched you, getting payback would be punching them. Okay. I'm not saying you should do that, but I'm saying That's what payback actually is. Okay? For example, we could say, yeah, after they scandals, we really know, let's say someone, let's say you've got company and client scans you. A client doesn't pay you back. Okay. They get literally client doesn't pay you back the money you are owed. So now you want to get paid back on them the two ways that we use it, okay? They didn't give you the money. So now you get revenge. Okay. I'll simplify it for you guys so it is not too confusing. Let's say, after she was rude to me, I wanted to get payback. That means you wanted to find a way to be rude to her, okay. It's not always good to try and always get payback. Usually it's better to just be kind and relax and not to take things too seriously. Okay, so the two ways that we use payback, payback to get money you are owed to, you know, to pay back, give money, or get money you're owed to get Payback. Okay. If someone gets payback, they get revenge. I know it's confusing, but re-watch this, rewatch the last two minutes and this write down the two wave we can use it. The reason why I've given you two phrasal verbs are very similar. It also, you might hear either of them and you don't want to get confused. It's important to write a couple of examples for this one and a couple of examples for that one. So I'm getting the money back from someone or giving them money to someone paying something back and getting payback. You need to understand the differences because they are both very commonly used. I'm sorry, that's just how English works. It's a confusing language. Let's go to the final phrase over 2. Now the next one is to shut up. Okay, shipper. Many of you guys have heard this, I'm sure should tell someone to shut up to say Shut up to someone. It's super, super common. Okay. It just needs to be quiet. Okay. And it's quite rude. It's kind of like an exclamation. Can you shut up? Shut up on trying to work. Okay. He keeps telling everyone to shut up in the meeting. It's very rude. I want to get paid back on him. Okay. That's it. Tells them not to chateaux. Just means to tell them to be quiet. Very simple, very common. Let's continue. Now we're going to go to idioms. Now the idiom for today, the first one, burn bridges, to burn a bridge. Okay? Now, a bridge is something you want. You've got we've got water here, a bridge going over. You walk across the bridge, right? If you burn the bridge, you can't go across. So to burn a bridge means to destroy an opportunity or destroy a relationship. Okay, now let me give you an example. He is the sort of person who likes to burn bridges at work. Let's say you have someone who very rude and they always get payback. And they always there, always meet the people and they don't care what people think about them. They're burning purchase. Now that could be a bad thing because they might need those people in the future. But if you burn a bridge, maybe you just never speak to anyone again. Okay. Let's say an x, you know, an old relationship. Well, you should most definitely burn that bridge. You know, you need to be talking to that person anymore. Okay. So usually when you break up with someone or you have an argument with a friend, you will burn that bridge. You will never talk to that person again. So it's kind of neutral flash negative because sometimes you need to burn bridges, but in general, you don't want to go from life burning all of your bridges, that would most certainly be a bad thing. Let's continue The next one. Very common idiom in English. The elephant in the room. Now, if the, if, if I'm talking to you and there is an elephant in this room, pie, don't acknowledge it. I don't, I pretend it's not there. It would be very weird, right? So the elephant in the room is the big issue that nobody is talking about. You get that. Okay. Let's say you were at a party and let's say two people have just had a big argument in your group. But nobody's acknowledging that. They're just pretending like beef. People aren't budding each burning bridges. Okay, that would be the elephant in the room. Okay. Let's say you have a product, okay, you have a product and you haven't, it's not selling very well. Okay. You're in you're in a meeting with your team and this product, product a is not selling well, okay? And all we're doing is talking about product B. But we need to talk about a. A is the elephant in the room. It's a big issue, but everybody's pretending it doesn't exist, okay? So when you're ignoring a problem and you could also use it like having a lot of fun. In reality, the elephant in the room is I need to focus on my studying. Okay. Let's say you're wasting time, you're putting off your studying. Elephant in the room would be some point you need to study as you have an exam coming. So the elephant in the room is a big issue, okay, the thing that people are ignoring. Let's go to the final idiom for today. Next one, very cool idea, a long shot, pretend up arrow because I'm shooting or called gone. And I've got people shoot maybe in the west than the movies, you know, perfect. But you're shooting at something very far away and K, it very difficult and it's very unlikely that you will hit your target. So it is a long shot. So a long shot as a, as an idiom, just means, okay, something that is very difficult or unlikely. Uk, for example, learning every idiom on this course, we're learning every idiom in this course without trying if a long shot, you need to do some work. Okay, the elephant in the room is, you will need to study, but she will learn them. So, so good the balances out. You could also say, becoming a millionaire overnight is a longshot. Winning the lottery is a long shot, okay? You could also use it for very simple, mundane things. Okay. I'm sorry, IPO. I may need to put off our meeting because this traffic It's going to be a long shot for if I make it on time. Okay. Well, making on-time looks like a long shot. It can look like a long shot. That looks like a long shot to me, it's very unlikely making the on-time to the meeting looks like a long shot. This is a long shot. It's very unlikely. Okay, very simple one. You can just say that's a long shot. Sorry. With a long shot. Yeah, I don't want to do it. It's a long shot. Okay. It just means unlikely to happen. I hope that made sense. If you do have questions, send me a message, and I'll speak to you tomorrow for day 29. 10. Stand your ground and don't give up!: Hey guys, day 29. Amazing. I don't want to waste the time. I want to get straight into the phrasal verbs and idiom for today. So, yeah, let's do it. Let's not waste any time. Let's finish this. Okay, hello to go for the first phrasal verb for today is to go for a K2, go through and experience. Okay. We can go through like a gap. We can go through something. But I'm talking about an experience. Okay. For example, can you tell me about some difficult times you went through the past tense of go went through I went for a very difficult time two years ago when I lost my job and I didn't know where I was going to go. Actually, I didn't go through a difficult time two years ago, just an example. I've been a teacher for like fixtures now. But you get what I mean. You understand what I mean? Okay. You could also say, we are going to have to go through some difficulties to start our business. Let's say you're starting a company business, project, whatever, there are certain difficulties you will need to go through before it begins, right? So you can go from an experience to go through literally means to have an experience. So I hope that makes sense. Let's consider a K. So the next phrasal verb is to give up. Okay? Now, to give up just means to stop doing something. Maybe you're going for a situation a, but you shouldn't give up. Okay? I know you're going through this course and it could be difficult, but don't give up. Okay? So to give up means to stop. Okay. I'm a very hard work in person and I never wanted to give up. I always wanted to go through and complete something. Okay. You could also say, I went to the gym, but after half an hour on the three I gave up. I was so tired from work. Okay. So give up just means the stock from think it's a very simple one. Okay. Product wasn't selling very well, honestly, we just gave up and move to the next thing. To give up, just stop. Simple and incomes. Let's jump to the next one to hold someone or to hold something up, to hold it up. Now we don't literally mean to hold something up, but what we mean when we hold something, cope just means to slow something down. You can slow down, but you can also hold up, okay, all this traffic is terrible today. What is the holdup? Wow, this course so slow, they're holding me up there, holding you back, holding you up. You can't do pass them. You could also say, and I know you're new at the company, but you need to improve because you're holding this project up. What's holding the project up in a lack of finance. Okay. Let me go. Lack of finances is hold okay. Are they will even better. Lack of payment is holding the project back, okay? Lack of money is holding this idea back. Okay? If you haven't got too much time to study English, well, not having enough time would be holding you back, okay? So you might be going through the course, but if you don't have time to write examples, it's going to hold you back. Okay, great. Let's jump to the idea. Now the next thing is a safe bet. Safe bet, bet if when you're gambling, right, you can bet on a horse to win a race. You can bet on a football game. You know, you put 10 pound down, maybe you've been 40 pound hopefully. But a safe bet is something you are sure will happen, okay? So think you are a 100 percent sure will happen, okay. A safe bet, something you're competent about. Okay, guys, there's no need to worry about this project. Honestly, it's a safe bet. We're going to make a lot of money with this new product, okay? A nova example. Okay. Let's say if you, if you eat healthy, if you eat healthfully and do a little bit of working out, getting in good shape is a safe bet. You just have to do it. It's a safe bet. You have to go through it and not give up. And it's a safe bet, okay? Let's say winning the lottery is not a safe bet. Okay? We will not show up for a minute. Okay. You could also say, do you think the train will be on time? And you could say, honestly, I don't know, it's not safe bet. It's never usually on time. Give up. I'm going to walk. Okay. So safe bet means something that is Shore and you can say it's a safe bet if it's short. Or you can say it's not safe bet if it's onshore. Okay, Let's jump to the next one. Very cool one to stand your ground too. Style was allowed to stand your ground. It means to be strong in your opinion, to be strong in your view, okay. If you know something is right, your stand your ground, you will not leave you stand on the ground. Know this is true. For example, when it comes to political debates and arguments. I like to stand my ground. I like to be right, even if I'm wrong, I like to be right. I stand my ground. If you have an opinion, you will always stand your ground. Okay. She stood her ground. When her boss questioned her work. She knew it was good, so she stood her ground. Okay. We would like someone who stands a ground that they are employing someone. We are looking for somebody who can stand their ground in difficult meetings. I stand my ground in difficult situations such as stand-your-ground to not move. Okay, let's go to the final idiom of the day. No strings attached. Now if something has no strings attached, you give something to someone without wanting something in return, okay? No strings attached. For example, Hey dude, I'm going to give you a thousand pounds, no strings attached, okay. Just, I hope your business goes well. You have to 1000 pounds, no strings attached or a 0 interest loan would have no strings attached. Okay? You could also, let's say we have a term in English for a relationship with no strings attached. That means there's no heavy, heavy stuff going on. It's just two people in enjoying each other's company, no strings attached. You could also say, okay, I want to work remotely, put no strings attached. Let's say you want to work from home, but you don't want strings attached. You don't want your boss calling you or checking. You were looking through the camera to see if you're actually working no strings attached. If if you are starting a business and you ask me for a loan, I'm your friend. Okay. I hope I am now after all these bloody lessons, I'm your friend. And I say, Look, I'm going to loan you 5000 pounds, no strings attached. Just pay me back when you can. I don't want 6 thousand. I don't want 10 thousand. I don't want 5,100, 5000. Pay me back when you can. No strings attached, no pressure. Okay? So when you add a string to something, you're not pulling it, okay. You'll just giving something or offering some think no strings attached. No drama. Akuna Matata. Okay. There you go. They 29 out of the way, ladies and gentlemen. Yeah. That's just wrap it up and I'll see you tomorrow for the final day. Remember though, right, those examples down. I want you to remember everything. So right at some examples. 11. This is like riding a bike: Two lads, ladies were on the final day that said, Look, don't cry, don't cry. I'm going to release many more courses. You'll see me very racing 30 days grammar, 30 days vocabulary, 30-day IOLs. I'm going to publish many, many courses. So I know you're sad, unsat two, and now you crying again, dry until they can have no need to cry. Look on the bright side, it's an idea. Look at the positives. Look on the price side, okay? Through the duration of this course, you have learned over 180 phrasal, verb and idioms. Incredible guys. Really go back, revise, you've got this course forever, okay? So don't just go for it once, maybe every few months. Go for again, use it as motivation to keep progressing on your English journey. Okay, I believe in you and let's just finish up. Okay, let's just finish it. Nice, smooth, sweet. And get day 30 out of the way. Also, it's kind of like a celebration for me because there were a lot of recording. So I'm happy to get it finished. Two guys, let's go the first phrasal verb for today to check out. Now there are two ways we can use checkout. You could check out to leave, to finish something. I checked out of the hotel. Checking out can also kind of sad, sad way to say to die. He checked out. He was sad, he was ill and he checked out. But we don't want to use that one again. We don't, we don't wanna use it like that. But the good version of Checkout, okay, the neutral good, positive version to investigate something. Okay? So if you in, so to check out, for example, Hadu, check out this website. Have you checked out this guy? He makes really, really good idiom courses. He's named. Check out my other courses as well guys, when I, when I publish them. Okay, So to check out some things means to investigate, to look at nighttime. If we hear a noise, my girlfriends or if I wake up, Can you check out that noise? And obviously I have to get off nighttime, Robin Myers and check out the noise. Okay. Check what's going on. Just check something out. That's checkout. Or to check something. How just means to investigate, to research, to look at something. Okay, check this out. Wow, check other animal over there. Okay. Let's continue to get back to, okay. So to get back to just means to return, to return to after, after enjoying a nice espresso and they really delicious lunch, I had to get back to work. Hey guys, get back to work. We need to get back to this project. We've been wasting tummy time, too much time, sorry, too many, too much time. Okay. Another example could be, honestly, we haven't been not productive. We should get back to what we were supposed to be doing. Okay. Guys, if you are let's say on the phone, you need to put the and get back to this course. Okay, Awesome. Okay, So let's move to the next. And to finish up, we have the phrasal verb definition. And now you can guess what it means to finish up or to wrap-up. Oh my God. Bonus idiom on the final day. Oop, to finish up, author wrap-up. It means literally to finish. Okay, we are finishing up with this course. Okay? What time we finish up? Guys, command, we need to wrap this up. You've heard that before in movies, probably a terminal window. I'm going to wrap this up, but I need to think. Okay, let's finish up. Why did the finisher did he wraps it up? So to wrap hope to finish up just means to end the Cater. Literally begin the process of finishing. Okay, to finish up, to get the last things, to wrap up the last things, Let's jump to the idea and that's finish up, wrap-up and start with a final free. The idiom to leave no stone on timed, on time, you turn to stone. So if you leave no stone unturned, you have a load of stones and you're looking for something under the stone. Okay. Maybe some money. Okay. Well, you wouldn't leave any stone unturned. You check everything. So we use this idiom when we are sure of something, we check everything. Dries, I can't find my keys. While reefs you need to leave no stone unturned. Have you checked here? Have you checked here? Okay. Another example of that could be either very serious guy in the meetings when he's checking data, he leaves no stone on Thailand. Okay. Another example could be, let's say Google's legal department, leave no stone unturned when they're trying to avoid tax. Okay. They're finding all the whole vet tried. Attacking Google in this course, I'm sorry, I look Google and even Google Drive right now. If you leave no stone unturned, you make sure everything has been checked. Everything is exactly how it should be. You're looking for something. When you look for something, you leave no stone unturned. Okay, the next Idiom to sit on the fence. Now we have a fence, right? If we sit on the fence. Okay. We do not make an opinion. Okay. We do not have an opinion. We do not give an opinion. We are passive. So to sit on the fence means to remain, ought to be passive. For example, we don't want anybody who's too controversial in our meetings or at our business, we need someone who generally fits on the fence or that could be a bad thing. You always see on the fence. Tell me who you vote for, you know? Or for example, you can say, I'm not a dramatic person. I like to sit on the fence. I don't want to cool the arguments. That's kind of the opposite. I can never sit on the fence. I always try and have an opinion. So to sit on the fence means do not have a view or opinion for a situation. If someone asked you about a bubble lockdown, maybe you don't have an opinion. Maybe you just want to sit on the fence and watch the drama unfold. Okay? Now, the final idiom, like riding a bike. Okay. Like riding a bike. If something is like riding a bike or it's like riding a bike, it's very easy once you know how to do it, okay, learning English with this watch, listen, right? Method. If like riding a bike, which you understand how to use phrasal verbs and idioms. It's like riding a bike, it becomes much easier. Okay, Let's wrap up with a few more examples. Ok. Photoshop looked quite difficult at first, but honestly it's like riding a bike. Trading courses, doing something difficult could be like riding a bike. Do you know how to do it? Okay. Well, if x is an excellent chef, honestly, when she know the fundamentals of cooking, it's like riding a bike. When she know how to learn a language. It's like riding a bike. It's not difficult. You can do it even after a long break. You can do it. Like riding a bike is used a lot when you don't do something for a long time. And then you can do it again easily because you know how to do it. Okay. Like riding a bike easy. Once you know, how did you go? Finished up, rattle finito, done, boom, guys. Day 30. Well, well-done. If you didn't get a stellar job, you did an excellent job. Remember, it's very important to write three examples of each phrasal verb and each idiom down so that it stays in your mind. Okay, if you don't do that, if it's not, you're not going to remember all of these phrasal verb, an idiom. And I want you to remember them, Okay? And there you go, guys. As I said before, if you are unsure about something, leave a message. And yeah, if you have any questions, leave a message. Remember, I'm going to settle the homework system so you can send me your examples as well. 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