547 – Get Off and Get On

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Hey guys it’s Michael here from Happy English and I’m back with another podcast English lesson. I hope everyone is staying safe…it’s still corona time, so we still need to wer a mask and social distance.

Now, let’s get back to learning English. Today, we’re going to look at idioms using get on and get off. These are phrases we use in everyday English. Let’s check them out.

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

  • Thank you for listening to me complain about my boss. I really needed to get that off my chest.
  • It wasn’t easy breaking up with her boyfriend, but Jenny was glad that she was able to get that off he chest.
  • When I was a child my mother always got on my back about cleaning my room.
  • It seems like the boss always gets on Tommy’s case about his work.
  • Tommy quit his job so the boss will finally get off his back.
  • I know that I have to study for the exam, so you don’t need to get on my case anymore.
  • Working for that boss got on Tom’s nerves so he decided to quit his job.
  • My neighbor plays loud music every night. It really gets on my nerves.
  • Jack is very lazy in the office so it’s no surprise that he got on the bosses bad side.
  • Jimmy realized that helping his wife around the house and cooking dinner sometimes was the best way to get on her good side.
  • The company didn’t hire Frank for the job. That’s because he got off on the wrong foot by coming to the job interview late.
  • Bob’s relationship with Jenny got off on the wrong foot. On their first date, he took her to a steakhouse not realizing that she’s a vegetarian.
  • Tony was driving really quickly to the hospital when wife was just about to have her baby. He got stopped by the police, but when the police officer realized the situation they got off easy.
  • Dennis didn’t get a good report card from school but he got off easy with his parents. They just took away his PlayStation for the weekend.
  • Now that the weather is getting warmer I can get on with working in my garden.
  • Tom quit his job in the office so now he can get on with his plans to open his own company.
  • Thanks too going to a few AA meetings, Richard got on top of his drinking problem.
  • Kate is very organized so it’s easy for her hard to get on top of her homework.
  • After quitting his job Tom got his own business off the ground.
  • I have wanted to get back into gardening for a long time. Now that I have some free time I’m going to get it off the ground.
  • After starting his new business it’s going to take Tom a little time before he can get on his feet again.
  • After getting the flu, Jenny got back on her feet in a couple of days.

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