Hey guys! Let’s check the answer to the last [Phrases] episode first.

1. I’m strapped for cash, can you loan me 10 dollars?

2. Once we get this plan underway, we’ll be rolling in itin no time!

3.He grew up without a penny, but now he founded his own company. He has truly gone from rags to riches.

Today we are going to learn funny expressions related to dogs.

1. Dog-tired

=Very tired.

She’s said all nurses are dog-tired by the end of the day. It really is a tough job.

2. Dog-eat-dog

=When a situation is dog-eat-dog, it’s very competitive in a cruel and selfish way.

Banking is a dog-eat-dog industry.

3. Work like a dog

=To work very hard.

She worked like a dog all day to finish the report before the deadline.

4. Let sleeping dogs lie

=You let sleeping dogs lie when you choose to not talk about things which have caused problems in the past. It’s also used to not try to change a situation because it might cause problems.

He never talks about his ex-wife and we never ask about her, it’s better to let sleeping dogs lie.

5. like a dog with a bone

This, mostly British expression means to refuse to stop talking or thinking about something. To not give up.

When it comes to politics, he’s like a dog with a bone.


[Practice]

1. I ___ gardening all day.

A. worked like a dog           B. let sleeping dogs lie          C. like a dog with a bone           D. Dog-eat-dog

2. She can’t stop talking about learning English – she’s like ___.

A. worked like a dog           B. let sleeping dogs lie          C. like a dog with a bone           D. Dog-eat-dog

3. I’m ___ after running the marathon.

A. worked like a dog           B. let sleeping dogs lie          C. dog-tired          D. Dog-eat-dog

4. I don’t like talking about argument we had, it’s better to ___.

A. worked like a dog           B. let sleeping dogs lie          C. dog-tired          D. Dog-eat-dog

5. Be strong, it’s a ___ world.

A. worked like a dog           B. let sleeping dogs lie          C. dog-tired          D. Dog-eat-dog


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