88 – Gimme a Break – English Phrase Lesson

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The phrase gimme a break is used in a few different ways in English. For today’s English lesson, I’m going to show you how to use gimme a break in your everyday English conversations.

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Here are the example sentences:

Gimme a break (1)

  • Bob: I heard that someone jumped off the Empire State Building with a parachute.
  • Joe: Give me a break! The security in that building is too tight for such a stunt.
  • Ted: Joe said that he saw Johnny Depp at the diner on 6th Ave.
  • Jen: Give me a break! I doubt any movie star would eat at that crappy diner.

Gimme a break (2)

  • Jack: Are you finished yet? I want to watch TV?
  • Jane: Jack! Give me a break! I told you I am studying for an important exam. Go watch TV at your friends house.
  • Dan: Isn’t dinner ready yet? I’m so hungry!
  • Serena: Oh, give me a break! It’s not easy to cook popovers.

Gimme a break (3)

  • Boss: You know you’ve been late twice this week.
  • Worker: Can you give me a break? My daughter caught the flu and I’ve needed more time to care for her in the morning.
  • Policeman: Miss, you were driving too fast on that street.
  • Danielle: I’m sorry officer. Please give me a break! I am going to a job interview and if I am late, I’ll never get the job.
Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
  • Michael’s day was busy because he had several things to do!
Today’s listening challenge:
  • Why is it unbelievable that someone jumped off the Empire State Building with a parachute?
  • Why is it unbelievable that someone saw Johnny Depp at the diner on 6th Ave?

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