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

D. paint the town red

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Are you often confused by phrases with directional words? Like UPSIDE DOWN, INSIDE OUT…

Today, Let’s clarify the usage of these phrases.


1. Inside out

=as completely as possible; thoroughly.

I know him inside out.

2. Round and round

=following a circuitous or circular course for a comparatively long time, esp vainly.

We’ve had this conversation for, like, 20 minutes, and we’re just going round and round the same things.

3. Upside down

= having the part that is usually at the top turned to be at the bottom.

He put the pots upside down on a dish towel to let them dry.

4. Flip-flop

= a sudden and complete change of plans or opinion.

They did a complete flip-flop by deciding to have a large wedding rather than getting married secretly.

5. Tip-top

= excellent; perfect.

I try and keep in tip-top shape by exercising every day.


[Practice]

1. Even though our house is in _______ condition, we’re having problems selling it. 

A. round and round

B. inside out

C. tip-top

D. upside down

2. There they can swing and slide and go _______ for hours. 

A. round and round

B. inside out

C. tip-top

D. upside down

3. I’ve been studying this material for weeks now, so I know it _______.

A. round and round

B. inside out

C. tip-top

D. upside down


That’s all for today! Hope you enjoy the article! 

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