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To Stand means to tolerate or endure. If you can stand something it means it's not a problem for you. We normally use stand in negative sentences. John can't stand it when people talk with their mouths open.
A lot of Irish people can't stand the stereotype that all Irish people get drunk on St. Patrick's Day. ☘
My flatmate can't stand loud music in the morning, but I can. 🎺🎺
She couldn't stand the heat of Brazil before but now it's OK for her. 🌞
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To stand in means to substitute or replace someone Temporarily.
If you stand in for someone it's because they are unable to do the thing you are doing instead of them.
Jonny Depp's Stunt Double stands in for him when they have to film dangerous scenes in the films.
Neymar stands in for Messi when he is injured.
I stood in for Mike last week because he was sick.
The Deputy Prime Minister stands in for the Prime Minister because he is in another country.
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To Stand out means to be noticeable. To be easily distinctive and able to attract attention. The kid in the Spider-Man costume stands out because all the other kids are dressed as BatMan. The thing that stands out is normally the thing that is different.
A lot of people encourage children to stand out from the crowd, whereas some people think it's better to be like everyone else.
Barak Obama will always stand out in American history because he was the first black president in the US.
I stand out in the town I live in because everyone else is Brazilian.
How do you stand out from your group of friends, what makes you different.
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To stand for something means to represent something. To be an abbreviation of or symbol for something. The peace symbol stands for peace and love. ✌🏿️❤️ For example:
Martin Luther King Jr. Stood for human rights for black people in the USA.
Jr. stands for Junior.
The USA stands for The United States of America.
Gandhi stood for peace and nonviolent protest.
Superman stands for truth, justice and the American way.
LOL stands for Laughing Out Loud
AFC stands for the best football team in the world, Arsenal Football Club.
I stand for freedom and the right to live how you please as long as you're not hurting anyone else.
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To Stand Up For means to Defend or Support an idea or a person who is being criticised or attached. People should always stand up for themselves.
Bob Marley sang that we should Stand Up For Our Rights (liberties).
The boy finally stood up for himself against the bully.
I always stand up for anyone being persecuted.
The government hardly ever (quase nunca) stands up for The Little Guy.
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Happy International Women's Day.
Remember learners punctuation can change everything.
A woman, without her, man is nothing.
A black sheep is the person in the group or family who is different from the other people in that group.
If you are the black sheep of the family it normally means you're the rebel in your family who does things differently.
Her brother was the black sheep of their family. He dropped out of school when he was 15.
The black sheep in the family usually becomes the most successful
There is a black sheep in every flock ( herd of sheep)
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To Feel Blue means to feel sad or depressed. If you say you're feeling blue it usually means you're unhappy about something.
I was feeling blue after I found out ( discovered) my cat had died 🙀😰
Yesterday she felt quite blue but I don't know why. 🤔😰
I like to do some exercise or go for a walk when I'm feeling blue
WHAT THINGS DO YOU DO WHEN YOU'RE FEELING BLUE?
To See Red means to become very angry suddenly. If your are seeing red this means something has just happened to make you very angry. 😡
The opponents scored another goal and the manager started seeing red. ⚽️😡
If am late home from work my wife will See Red. 🙋🏻😡
I'm not seeing red I'm just a little disappointed right now. 😤
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To Row /rau/ means to argue or dispute with another person.
Couples normally row over things they can't agree on.
Noun: a row
We argue over the silliest things but we make up and everything is good.
The brother and sister row like a cat and dog.
I never argue with my wife because I know I will never win.
They had a row and they stopped speaking to each other.
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To Love someone is to treat them with respect.
To Love someone is to cherish them.
To Love someone is to show them that you care.
To Love som one is to want the best for them.
You cannot just say you Love someone you must Do it.
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To Make Up means to forgive each other for a problem that made you not like each other.
When you argue and are angry at someone but then after you become friends again.
A common phrase is let's kiss and make up 👨❤️💋👨
I don't think we have Made Up yet she still seems angry 🤔
I don't mind arguing because Making Up is fun 😍
We had an argument last night but we Made Up with each other this morning at breakfast
They are typical best friends they argue and then after ten minutes they make up 🙄
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Happy Valentines Day people!
Lovebirds are a couple (two people in a relationship) who are very clearly in love. They are always showing affection in public and are often seen together never without each other.
Lovebirds hold hands, kiss in public and are always communicating with each other.
Are you and your partner lovebirds or are you less obvious with your affection in public?
To all you lovebirds out there I wish you a happy Valentine's Day and if you're single today happy Tuesday. 😍😅
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To Eat Out means to Eat Out. If you're eating this means you're eating away from the home.
This Valentine's Day lets Eat Out somewhere Romantic ❤️
I don't feel like cooking tonight lets eat out.
I didn't Eat Out yesterday, we ordered take away instead.
I can't afford to eat out tonight.
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To Back Away means to Retreat. If you back away from something it normally means you don't want to get involved in it.. like a problem or difficult situation.
When my girlfriend starts shouting at me in a argument, I back away slowly
When my team loses in football back away slowly
If I ask a girl on a date, she backs away slowly
When The bill came in the restaurant I started backing away slowly
She started crying so I backed away slowly
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To have in common means to have a shared interest interest in something with someone else.
If you like learning English, this is something you Have In Common With me. 👌🏿
🇧🇷Em common 🇪🇸en común
Young children normally have more things in common than differences. 👱🏼🏀👱🏿
Me and my best friends have so many things in common.
My dad and I aren't very similar but we have some things in common. We both love football.
Apart from living in the same neighbourhood me and my neighbours have nothing in common.
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To Catch Up with someone is to talk with someone and share news and information. If you meet your friend who you haven't seen in a long time and Updating Each Other on your lives you are Catching Up.
I love catching up with old friends because they always have interesting stories.
We should catch up soon, it's been a long time!
Last week I caught up with my family on Whatsapp 🤗
I haven't caught up with my old flatmates since I've moved to Brazil.
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The word MIGHT /mɑɪt/ as a NOUN means great power or strength. It's used when talking about natural force.
As an adjective we say MIGHTY
🇧🇷 poder/ força
🇪🇸 poderio/ fuerza
He was able to lift the rock using all his Might. 🏋🏾
Using all his Might, he kicked the man into the hole.
We have a might large hill to climb 🏔
Luckily Superman never hits his enemies using all his Might.👊🏻
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To come out of your shell means to stop being shy and to begin to show your real character confidentially.
We usually say this when someone is being shy and quiet when you first meet them but then later they start to speak more and show their personality.
😳 ' wow! I had no idea how loud your voice was you've really come out of your shell'
😅It took her 3 weeks to finally come out of her shell. Now she is really wild 😅
🤔 alcohol helps him come out of his shell
What techniques do you use to come out of your shell?🐢
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To Run Out of something, means to no longer have any of that thing.
I will Run Out of money if I keep eating at fancy (chic) restaurants 💸
My car has Ran Out of petrol 🚙
I have Run Out of excuses for not going to see you💁🏻
We better hurry before we Run Out of time!! ⏱......🏃🏿
It's been a little while since I've posted perhaps I'm Running Out of ideas 🤔
What do you do when you're running out of money?
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Time to make those New Years resolutions so here's a phrasal verb that may come in handy (useful).
To stick to means to continue to do something and or to adhere to a commitment, a belief or rule.
It's New Year's Day and I know a lot of you must have some New Years Resolutions, it's important that you Stick To them.
🇬🇧stick to the plan 🇧🇷 manter o plano 🇪🇸seguir con plano
We must Stick To the plan if we want to be successful
She never Sticks To her promises
Wow!! The president actually Stuck To his word 😳
Please try and Stick To the rules this year in school
I will Stick To drinking this year 😜🍺
Do you always Stick To your New Years resolutions?
Hey guys. It's been ages since I've posted as some of you may know I'm spending this Christmas in Brazil and have been busy adjusting to my new life here...
Anyway! To wrap means to cover something in paper material. embrulhe 🇧🇷envolver 🇪🇸
She wrapped his gift up really well 🎁
I'm terrible at wrapping 😩presents
I never wrap my gifts 😅
His gift has already been unwrapped Desembrulhado🇧🇷 Desempaquetado 🇪🇸
Do you enjoy wrapping?
🤓Also to Wrap Up means to finish something/ to conclude.
For example: the meeting needs to wrap up (conclude) soon because I have to go to another appointment. 🤓
Merry Christmas everyone!!🎄
I'm gonna miss this bunch of crazy people. So proud of all of you. I look forward to hearing about how you made English work for you. ✌🏿️❤️🤓🙌🏿
I'm truly gonna miss this bunch and all the students that I've had throughout my time teaching in London.
Wishing everyone the best and looking forward to hearing about their successes in life.
Be careful of your punctuation or it may confuse you. ✌🏿️
Knowing your s**t means being knowledgeable about a particular topic or field.
For example, a good student must know his s**t about grammar.
You're s**t means To Be bad/rubbish/ awful at something.
For example, a bad student who knows they are bad. They know they're s**t.
The prefix anti means opposed to or against.
We use this before we say the thing we are opposed to. I am anti-war ( I am against war)
Anti can also mean the opposite of what something is for example an Antidote or antidepressant are medicines taken to counteract/ solve/ remedy poison or an illness.
Many people use anti to describe what they are against. Im anti-fur (I am against wearing animal fur). 🚫🐹👕👖
Anti-racism (against racism)
My brother is so antiestablishment, he never votes and goes on lots of protests. (Against the established authority).
Unfortunately the films ending was an Anticlimax. (A disappointing end to an exciting event)
There was an Anti-Bullying campaign in my school. (Campaign against bullying)
There are some cults where people instead of Jesus Christ, they worship the Antichrist
Deadpool is a really cool anti-heroe (not a traditionally good hero)
What are you anti?
Hey guys 😤
the VERB to trump means to do better than, to defeat, to produce something of higher value, to triumph over, or to outperform. It originates from the word TRIUMPH > TRUMP.
It is generally used in playing card games.
An Ace of spades card ♠️ usually trumps a 10 of diamonds card ♦️.
Noun: a trump - I have a trump card for emergencies 🃏
My offer of £1000 for the car was trumped by his offer of £2000. (Offering something of higher value)
Barcelona FC know they have a trump (noun) in Lionel Messi as they can select him to play and almost always win the game.
The key being successful in card games is trumping your opponents. (Producing something better)
Donald Trump trumps Hilary Clinton in the 2016 US Elections. (Defeats) 😳
Do you have a trump card?
Will as a noun means determination it is the impulse by which a person decides to and initiates action. /fuerza de voluntad🇪🇸/ força de vontade🇧🇷/
It is very commonly known as will power
I have the will to study.
I will myself to study English
I have a lot of willpower to learn English
I have the will to learn English
Successful people have a lot of will.
You need will to be successful
The Green Lantern John Stewart has a ring that is powered by will power.
The ring allows him to construct anything he wills. Verb
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