281 – Slang & Idioms Around The Office

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Learn the meaning and usage of bummed, 24/7, get out of here, burns me up, back to square one & that stinks. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look these idioms and slang expressions you can use even at the office!

Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details:

What does bummed mean:

  • You look bummed. Is everything ok?
  • Jack seems bummed today. I wonder what happened.
  • I’m bummed. My car broke down again today.

What does 24/7 mean:

  • The convenience store is open 24/7.
  • I’ve been working 24/7 this week to finish the presentation.

What does get out of here mean:

  • Jack: I saw Taylor Swift in Central Park this morning.
  • Jen: Get out of here!
  • Jack: Yeah, she was doing a free mini-concert. It was awesome.
  • Jen: Jack, I’ve decided to quit this stupid company.
  • Jack: Get out of here! You can’t leave.
  • Jen: Well, I’ve already found another job!
  • Jack: Oh, that stinks!

What does burns me up mean:

  • The boss made me redo my presentation. It really burns me up.
  • Inconsiderate drivers really burn me up.
  • Having to wake up early on Saturday so I can pick the CEO up at the airport really burns me up.

What does back to square one mean:

  • The boss didn’t like my presentation, so now I am back to square one.
  • I just assembled this desk, but I am missing a part. I need to go back to square one.

What does that stinks mean:

  • Joe didn’t get the promotion? That stinks.
  • The restaurant ran out of my favorite dish! That stinks.

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