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2021.01.13 15:04

Idiom of the Day

“Pulling rank”

When you “pull rank,” you are

using your authority or using your superior position to overtake someone else’s position. Maybe you are a manager, and you must “pull rank” on an employee who maybe is not doing their job properly. You take over the task and give them a secondary task instead. Sometimes we can joke and “pull rank” and get a bigger slice of cake or move ahead in line. But in general, it is usually not a good idea to “pull rank” unless it is necessary.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/rodgerdeanduncan/2016/06/27/5-things-to-do-if-youre-tempted-to-pull-rank/amp/
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  • Kawther 2021.01.13 15:20

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    You mean to motivate them to do well
  • Kawther 2021.01.13 15:22

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    What an accent I hop I coud have good accent MashaAllah
  • Emad 2021.01.13 15:28

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    @Kawther thanks! I'm pretty sure that you can achieve your goal too!
  • Kawther 2021.01.13 15:42

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    U R right I am sure too
  • RoSeMaRy 2021.01.13 15:57

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    Thank you so much 🙏🌺🌼🌺🌼🌺
  • ............... 2021.01.13 16:17

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    @ RoSeMaRy ممكن تشرحينها لي ما فهمتها زين
  • clo 2021.01.13 16:22

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    This is very helpful! Thanks👍
  • RoSeMaRy 2021.01.13 17:59

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    @2021 ذا مثل زي المثل اللي يقول سحب البساط... فلما تقولي اسحب البساط من تحتو يعني سحب السلطة حقتو.. ذي الترجمة كامله 👇 عندما "تسحب رتبة"، فأنت تستخدم سلطتك أو منصبك الأعلى لتتفوق على منصب شخص آخر. ربما أنت مدير، ويجب عليك "سحب رتبة" على موظف الذي ربما لا يقوم بعمله بشكل صحيح. أنت تتولى المهمة وتعطيهم مهمة ثانوية بدلا من ذلك. في بعض الأحيان يمكننا أن نمزح و "نسحب الرتبة" ونحصل على شريحة أكبر من الكعكة أو نمضي قدماً في الصف. ولكن بشكل عام، ليست فكرة جيدة عادة أن "نرفع رتبة" ما لم يكن ذلك ضروريا.
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.13 20:16

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    @hope Very nice!
  • hope 2021.01.13 20:28

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    @Scott Cecil Allen thank you so much. 🌷🙏
  • Lyla 2021.01.14 11:10

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    thank you for sharing a nice expression
  • Andrew 2021.01.14 11:32

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    Useful idiom
  • Ahmed Elsayed 2021.01.14 13:13

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    @Mirana what a brilliant Accent 😯♥️
  • Ahmed Elsayed 2021.01.14 13:14

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    @Emad your accent lika a native bro your amazing ♥️
  • Emad 2021.01.14 13:18

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    @Ahmed Elsayed thanks bro! 😊
  • Mirana 2021.01.14 13:19

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    @Ahmed Elsayed really?thank you😝I am so happy😄
  • Ahmed Elsayed 2021.01.14 13:28

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    @Mirana ♥️
  • BILLY 2021.01.14 13:33

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    Some part i got or not but i like this. Thank you~~:)
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.14 14:12

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    @アンジー Angie You are doing well. 😊 Keep up the good work. I know this is hard, but you can do it. 😊
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.14 14:15

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    @Kris you did very well! I am proud of you. 😊 I want to share this with you and hope that you do not take this a bad way. Asians especially have a very difficult time pronouncing our “R” sounds. I found this video and hope that maybe it will help you if you want to practice this sound more. https://youtu.be/5F-qKn_x59I
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.14 14:19

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    @Touyi Very nice. I can tell by your accent that someone is teaching you British English - you have a mixture of a Chinese and British accent. 😊 You have a lot of confidence in your English and are doing well. But your accent combined with quick speaking may find it difficult for foreigners to understand you who also know English. As a native speaker, I understand you well. But for others, you may need to slow down your speech.
  • HYEMIN CHO 2021.01.14 14:25

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    I've never heard that word. Thank you to introduce this word😄
  • Touyi 2021.01.14 14:38

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    @Scott Cecil Allen OK,thank you for your advice 😊
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.14 15:09

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    @HT User706332 Very nice. 😊 Your accent is heavy, but your words are still understandable. I am sure you want to practice “removing” your accent more to sound more natural. It will take time. Do not be discouraged. Keep practicing and be patient. 😊
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.14 15:14

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    @si悦想睡觉
  • HT User706332 2021.01.14 15:15

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    @Scott Cecil Allen thanks for your help😊,i wil keep practicing。
  • Tom 2021.01.14 15:52

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    @Emad
  • Emad 2021.01.14 16:12

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    @Tom thanks!
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.14 16:40

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    @Mag very good!!
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.14 16:43

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    @fatima make sure to not rush your “L” sounds. Take the time to fully express the word and not rush it. Pull. Rank. Take a pause, or people may confuse your words as you blur the “L” sound with the “R” sound together.
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.14 16:45

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    @Ming when you say “pull rank,” try to pause between the words a little better. Your accent combined with speaking too fast makes it sound like you are saying “pouring” like you are pouring water out of a jar. Otherwise you did very well!
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.14 16:49

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    @Аня when you say the word “rank,” make sure you enunciate the “A” sound a little better. The way you pronounce it now, it sounds like the word “rink” like an ice skating rink.
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.14 16:50

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    @G BfdY I want to help you, but your audio is not very clear... It sounds like you are on the radio from 1965. 😂😂 Please try again?
  • Judy 2021.01.14 17:05

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    @Scott Cecil Allen wow! This radio is really efficient! Thank u👍
  • G BfdY 2021.01.14 17:07

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    @Scott Cecil Allen I had forgotten my teeth. I apologize
  • ilham sanfour 2021.01.14 17:16

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    Hope: your reading is good mashallah
  • fatima 2021.01.14 17:22

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    @Scott Cecil Allen thank you so much sir
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.14 17:39

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    @Jack very nice. 😊
  • Аня 2021.01.14 17:40

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    @Scott Cecil Allen thanks 😊🙈
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.14 17:43

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    @Nathan this is said very well. Take time to pause between “pull” and “rank.” I know for many Asians that this is a very difficult thing to say. If you say it too quickly, it will sound like “pour rank.” If you pause slightly though, it will sound better. At the very end of your voice message, “pull rank” sounded very good.
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.14 17:45

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    @Jack make sure you add the “k” sound at the end of “rank.” Otherwise it will sound like “rang” - as in, your phone is ringing.
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.14 17:47

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    @Aiden Huang this is not bad! I know that “L” sounds for Asians is very tricky and difficult. This is my only critique. The rest of your message was done very well!
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.14 17:49

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    @Mirana this was wonderful!!! I know that this is a difficult task to say, but you are able to get your “L” sound quite well! I am so impressed! Very good!
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.14 17:50

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    @Arabiangirl Excellent job! Very good pronunciation!
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.14 17:51

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    @duducheng take a pause between “pull” and “rank,” otherwise it will sound like “pour rank” with your accent. Otherwise you did very well! Good job. 😊
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.14 17:54

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    @Grace you do a very good job pronouncing your words. I know the “L” sound is tricky, but your accent does a decent job for most American listeners. Very good.
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.14 17:56

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    @HYEMIN CHO this is good! You speak quickly, which means you have some good confidence with your speech. When you say “pull rank,” make sure you pause just a little more between the words or it will sound like “pour rank.” Your “L” sound is good, but if you say it too quickly, it is lost with the speed of your voice. Otherwise, you do a great job! Your English is very good!
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.14 17:59

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    @Tom Your English is _very_ good. It is quite difficult for Asians to properly say the “L” sound, but you have done a fantastic job with it. Your English is very clear, even for a foreigner to understand. Excellent work.
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.14 18:01

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    @执墨
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.14 18:03

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    @Nickle
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.14 18:05

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    @Hyun I can tell you have practiced English in the US. Your voice is very clear, and your accent sounds semi-American. I think you would do a great job teaching others English. I am very impressed.
  • Hyun 2021.01.14 18:15

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    @Scott Cecil Allen Thank u sir! But in fact, i have never been to US before😁
  • Nickle 2021.01.14 18:25

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    @Scott Cecil Allen Ok, thanks for your help😊
  • Ming 2021.01.14 19:28

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    @Scott Cecil Allen thank you very much 😊
  • Jack 2021.01.14 19:29

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    @Scott Cecil Allen thank you very much
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.14 19:54

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    @Jack better!
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.14 21:39

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    @David Ordoñez very good! Remember that in English, “job” is not “yob.” 😂😊 This is a very common mistake in pronunciation with Spanish speakers.
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.14 21:40

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    @ Rose very nice! Your pronunciation is very clear. 😊
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.14 21:42

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    @Alejandro Lukashevich
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.14 21:46

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    @Laetitia This was very well said. The words are pronounced correctly. Maybe you were just nervous or perhaps it was small text and hard to read, but you can tell you are stumbling on a few words. This is sometimes normal when reading something new for the first time. I simply ask that you ask yourself - Did I really stumble? Or do I need help pronouncing some of these words fluidly and quickly? French and English are very closely related. Half of the English language comes from root words in French. You will have a much easier time with these exercises than others, but it is still difficult. 😊
  • Rose 2021.01.14 21:49

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    @Scott Cecil Allen thank you! 😊

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