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English usage - worry about (something)

The word about is sometimes used as a preposition that means - on the subject of somebody/something; in connection with somebody/something

We often use it with the verb worry. We worry ABOUT something.

Look at these examples:

"I'm worried about the weather, there are many dark clouds in the sky and I am planning a barbecue this afternoon."

"Parents often worry about their children, even after they become adults."

Many people are worried about North Korea.


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English expressions - on the side


~English expressions~

on the side =  extra, such as with a job or an additional order of food; not the main thing
"I work at the bank and I fix cars in my free time to make money on the side."

I can work anywhere!

"I'll have a steak with mashed potatoes and asparagus on the side."

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English Phrasal Verb - Plug In


English Phrasal Verb - Plug In

plug in - phrasal verb - to connect a piece of electrical equipment to the main supply of electricity or to another piece of electrical equipment
"Is the printer plugged in?"


electrical outlet 

We can also plug something in/into something.


"Plug the flash drive into the USB port on the side of your computer."


The opposite of plug in is unplug.

"Please unplug the hair dryer when you are done."

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English expressions - squeeze into something

📚English expression📚

squeeze into something

 This expression means to make room or time for someone or something in a small space or a tight schedule, 
often by exerting pressure

"The dentist can squeeze you into her schedule 
next week on the 21st."

(The dentist will make time for you in her busy schedule.)


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“It's hard to squeeze into my old jeans
Maybe I gained weight during the holidays! 😒”

(It takes effort to fit into my old jeans. They are very tight!)

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A family tries to squeeze into their car.

(That's too many people! The car is too small!)


Do you sometimes try to squeeze something into your schedule?
Do you squeeze into something? Tell me in the comments!




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English expressions - squeeze into something

📚English expression📚

squeeze into something

 This expression means to make room or time for someone or something in a small space or a tight schedule, 
often by exerting pressure

"The dentist can squeeze you into her schedule 
next week on the 21st."

(The dentist will make time for you in her busy schedule.)


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“It's hard to squeeze into my old jeans
Maybe I gained weight during the holidays! 😒”

(It takes effort to fit into my old jeans. They are very tight!)

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A family tries to squeeze into their car.

(That's too many people! The car is too small!)


Do you sometimes try to squeeze something into your schedule?
Do you squeeze into something? Tell me in the comments!




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English expression - rip the band-aid off

Rip the band aid off = Do something that will be uncomfortable or difficult very quickly so you don't prolong the pain. (make the pain longer)


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English expression - To be tight (with money) $$$

To be tight has 2 meanings-

1. If someone is tight it means that they don't like to spend money.

"Fred never spends money on anything. He is so tight! He should enjoy himself once in a while."

2. If money is tight it means that someone doesn't have much money.

"Money is tight this summer so I won't be able to go to Hawaii for my vacation."

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on its way - happening or ​arriving ​soon


 on its way - happening or ​arriving ​soon

"My wife emailed me asking when I will be home tonight. I told her I'm on my way."

~ I will arrive arrive home soon
"My parents sent me a package from Canada. They mailed it last week so it's on its way. I guess it will arrive next week."

~ The package will come soon

"The concert was supposed to start 20 minutes ago. The band's manager came on the stage and told us that the band is on their way, but they had a problem with the tour bus."
~ Don't worry! The band will arrive soon!

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English expressions ~ from the ground up


~English expressions~

from the ground up

 1. from the very beginning

“We must plan our sales campaign carefully from the ground up.”

2. build something new ~ you start at the bottom (the ground, with nothing)

"My father started this company when he was 23. He built it from the ground up."

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