Phrasal Verbs with “Hang” English Lesson From NY

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A phrasal verb is a verb followed by a preposition that has an idiomatic usage and meaning. Today, we will look at some commonly used phrasal verbs using hang. When you want to encourage someone to keep positive, you can say, hang in there: Hang in there, Jane. I’m sure you’re going to find a new boyfriend soon. Hang on …

English Idiom “Turn Out” from Happy English NY

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The English idiom turn out has a few different meanings and uses, so let’s look at these today. In our first example, turn out means to end or finish in a certain way:       -Despite the bad weather, the party turned out alright!       -Have a good meeting with the boss, and let me know how it turns out. Next, …

English Idiom “Have a ball” from Happy English NY

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Are you having a ball? Did you have a ball last weekend? If you have a ball, it means that you have a fun, exciting, and interesting time. You can follow this expression with a gerund (verb+ing). Here are some examples:      -We had a ball at the party last night! Thanks for inviting us.      -I had a ball …

English Idiom “Throw someone a Curve” from Happy English NY

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Have you ever been thrown a curve? If someone throws you a curve about something, it means that you were surprised in an unpleasant or negative way about something. The structure for this idiom is like this: Throw [someone] a curve (about something)     Here are some examples Angelina’s announcement that she was retiring threw the whole office a curve. Bob …

English Idiom “Rip-off” from Happy English NY

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Today we are going to look at the idiom rip-off, which can be used as a noun or a verb. This  expression means stealing or cheating. We often use rip-off when we feel we have been overcharged for something. In this case, we say that something is/was a rip-off:      -They charge $9 for a beer at the baseball stadium. What …