10 English Idioms! Learn how to use them and what they really mean.

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Hi, I’m Joel. In this video, I’m going to tell you a short story in 5 minutes

that’s going to teach you 10 English idioms. So let’s go!

So, yesterday I had a lot of work. I was beat. I was just so tired, extremely tired. I was beat.

So I asked permission from my boss to see if I could get off early. So, he said “Yes.”

So, I got off early. You know, so I left the office at an earlier time than normal.

I got off at 4 o’clock I think. Yeah, I got off at 4 o’clock.

So I went home and I saw my brother.

So, my brother wanted to play a game.

So, we decided to play some cards and you know, we got pretty involved in the game.

And in the end, I won the game. I won, but he was really upset about it.

But, I won fair and square. I did not cheat. I did not do anything wrong.

I followed the rules.

I won fair and square. There was no problem with how I played.

So, I don’t know why he was so angry. He shouldn’t have been angry.

So I guess because he was so angry, he punched me right in the eye.

In fact, he gave me a black eye. So, I was black and blue all around here.

It looked horrible.

And so, he gave me a black eye. And so, I was really pissed off.

I was so pissed off because he punched me and gave me this black eye.

I was so mad at him because I won fair and square and he punched me.

So, I was so POed, you know the shortened form of pissed off.

I was so POed, I just decided to leave. So, I got up. I left. I got out of the house.

So I decided to go walk around the neighborhood to clear my head.

You know, I was pretty upset so I wanted to relax and

stop thinking about the game and my brother.

I just needed to clear my head.

So, as I was walking around the neighborhood, I saw an old friend of mine from college.

I was really surprised to see her.

So when I saw her I was like, “Whoa, Cindy!

Long time no see” because it had been so long since I saw her.

So I said, “Long time no see.”

And she was happy to see me as well.

So we started talking and we caught up.

It was nice to catch up with her because I hadn’t seen her in a really long time.

So we were talking about what we’ve been doing the last several years.

She told me about her job, her family.

I told her about what I’m doing now, my job and my family and what not.

So, we caught up. I let her know what I have been doing and she did the same

and told me what she’s been doing.

So, it was a little bit cold outside.

So we decided to go grab a bite to eat at a restaurant and maybe get some coffee.

We were hungry, so we thought it’d be nice to get some food –

just a little bit of food and have a coffee, whatever.

So we decided to grab a bite to eat at this coffee shop that has some food as well.

And it was nice. So after we finished catching up, talking even more.

She was about to pay and I said “No, don’t worry about it.

It’s my treat” because I didn’t want her to have to pay

because it was my idea for us to go get coffee

and grab a bite to eat so I didn’t want her to have to pay.

So I paid and said, “My treat. Don’t worry about it.”

And so we said good night and that was it.

So it was a long day at work but a nice evening I suppose,

after the fight with my brother.

All right, thanks for watching.

This is a new style I’m trying to do to help you guys learn some idioms and phrases.

So if you like this style of video, please give me a like, write a comment,

so I’ll know and so that way I can continue making more of them just like this.

So that way you can keep on learning 10 idioms in 5 minutes.

Idioms/phrases from this story (in order):

Beat = tired, exhausted

To get off (work) = To stop work for the day and leave

Fair and square = honestly, fairly, without cheating

A black eye = When the area around your eye is black because you were hit there

Pissed off (“POed” for short) = mad, angry

To clear your head/mind = To relax and stop thinking

Long time no see = What you can say to someone when you see them after not seeing them for a long time

To catch up = To talk to someone and tell them what things you have done lately, especially when you haven’t seen them in a long time

To grab a bite (to eat) = To go eat some food – usually a light meal at a restaurant

Thanks you watching and have a great day.

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