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2021.01.15 15:26

Idiom of the Day

“In the nick of time”

This idiom is especially

for all of you procrastinators out there. Have you ever put off a deadline for paperwork to the very last day (maybe to the very last hour)? Or you arrived at a store to buy something right before they closed? Then you have made it “in the nick of time.” Think of this idiom as the last moment before it is too late or past expiration.

“Joe turned in his taxes to the government in the nick of time. If he turned them in an hour later, he would have paid a penalty.”
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  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.15 15:32

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    @DORY root word - “expire.”
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.15 15:37

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    @DORY yes, correct.
  • Kawther 2021.01.15 16:21

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    Useful .. I arrived at the airport at the nick of time
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.15 16:35

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    @Bud your English is very good! I only heard one mistake, maybe from nervousness. 😂😊 - idiom.
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.15 16:37

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    @Emad
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.15 16:39

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    @Muhammad
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.15 16:42

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    @Float pomelo you are doing very well! Something I want you to work on to make sure your pronunciation is right. Make sure you use the soft “I” sound, not the soft “E” sound. The way you are pronouncing it makes the word “neck” instead of “nick.”
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.15 16:42

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    @Kawther Oh yes! This is a VERY good example. I wish I would have thought of this. It is a much better example than mine. You are a good student!
  • Мукадус Малик 2021.01.15 16:42

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    @Kawther in the nick of time *
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.15 16:44

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    @Lamar you are doing well, but I hope you will speak more slowly when you talk with people in a normal conversation. 😂😂 Your listeners will not understand you otherwise. 😊
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.15 16:47

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    @Мукадус Малик Very good! Your English is very well developed. It is easy to understand you. One small mistake that I caught - “procrastinator__s__”. Make sure you add the “S” sound at the end for plural procrastinators. I am sure there is more than one procrastinator in the world. 😊😂
  • Kawther 2021.01.15 16:50

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    ,
  • Kawther 2021.01.15 16:54

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    Mr. Scott please evaluate my accent .I really want to acquire the right accent and get ride of the affection of my first language . Thank you very much in advance
  • Kawther 2021.01.15 16:59

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    @Scott Cecil Allen Thanks alot Mr . It means alot to me .
  • Kawther 2021.01.15 17:03

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    @Emad Can you tell me how do you acquire your accent !! Is their any ideas can help me beside practicing 😅
  • ilham sanfour 2021.01.15 17:32

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    Emad as always you are perfect.just l heard procrastinators out there without linking S and out ,procrastinatorzawt there😁😁😁
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.15 17:33

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    @Kawther
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.15 17:34

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    @Kawther
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.15 17:37

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    @ilham sanfour
  • ilham sanfour 2021.01.15 17:39

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    Thank you, Scott.you are my best teacher.thanks for your complement.
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.15 17:41

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    @ilham sanfour the best teachers are servants to the students. A humble teacher is far more effective and farther reaching than a proud teacher.
  • Kawther 2021.01.15 17:42

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    Thank you for your comments I'll try with those words more . Also for the accent , thank you very much you give me another corner to judge my accent positively as you said the most important is to pronounce the words well and being understood 🌸🌸
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.15 17:51

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    @Kawther In American English, we do not mind accents. We really don’t care. In some cases, it is even a benefit. Some men and women are attracted to those with a foreign accent. And American English is what I call a “dirty English.” It is not “proper” like British English. In the US, if it is close, it counts. 😂😂 But that may also be why sometimes it is difficult to learn, because we change the rules. 😂😂
  • Lamar 2021.01.15 17:56

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    @Scott Cecil Allen Thanks for ur advice Mr Scott I'll take it into consideration 🌹🌹🌹🌹
  • Kawther 2021.01.15 18:08

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    @Scott Cecil Allen Yes that's why we feel more relax with American English .They choose the most practical and easier way to speak . British English is much more restricted
  • ilham sanfour 2021.01.15 18:27

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    @Scott Cecil Allen totally agree.
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.15 20:19

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    @Taghreed Everything sounds good. Just work on the difference in pronunciation. Right now it sounds like you are saying “in the _neck_ of time” instead of “nick.”
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.15 20:22

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    @Alejandro Lukashevich Your pronunciation is fair and understandable. Something you should work on is the “v” and “b” sounds. You are substituting “b” for “v.”
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.15 20:24

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    @Ninox
  • Ninox 2021.01.15 20:31

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    @Scott Cecil Allen 🙏 thanks a lot dear Scott , I was born in China and have been in Turkey for more than 10years , Turkey welcomes you ❤ I will pay attention to “th” , it is really a small detail that I often neglect 🙏🙏
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.15 20:32

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    @Englishspeaker
  • Alejandro Lukashevich 2021.01.15 20:34

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    @Scott Cecil Allen Thanks! The sounds of “b” and “v” are difficult for me to pronounce a little, Could you give me any recommendations on how to improve it?
  • Englishspeaker 2021.01.15 20:38

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    Sir. I really appreciate your support. Thank you very much🙏🙏
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.15 21:07

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    @Alejandro Lukashevich I wish I could, but I am not an expert in this area. I think you may be able to find some videos on YouTube to help you with this? (Maybe speech language? Speech pronunciation? Speech therapy? I am thinking out loud...)
  • Rose 2021.01.15 23:25

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    @Scott Cecil Allen "Last night, I was studying for my final test in the nick of time." I put the idiom in a sentence, so am I getting it right?
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.15 23:37

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    @ Rose I don’t think so... Because my guess is you would not take the test at night - probably the next day.
  • Rose 2021.01.16 03:37

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    @Scott Cecil Allen I see now, thank you!
  • HYEMIN CHO 2021.01.16 04:35

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    Wow I have experiences about this idiom haha I was very impressed Thank you for teaching me😁
  • ilham sanfour 2021.01.16 09:20

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    In the nick of time is it the same as just in time mentioned in the picture below
  • Float pomelo 2021.01.16 09:59

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    @Scott Cecil Allen
  • RoSeMaRy 2021.01.16 12:27

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    Thank you so much 🌹🌹🌹
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.16 14:02

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    @Amira Ebrahim You are reading well, and I can understand you. Your accent is a little heavy, but I am sure this will improve with practice. One item you can work on is the “th” sound. I know this video is for children, but she does a good job explaining how to make this sound. This will help you a little with your accent on some words. https://youtu.be/SVOnAI8ktKY
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.16 14:03

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    @유니
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.16 14:05

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    @HYEMIN CHO
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.16 14:07

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    @ilham sanfour to some point yes. You don’t have to wait to the very last second... 😂 But it is meant for “very close to a deadline.”
  • Amira Ebrahim 2021.01.16 14:07

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    @Scott Cecil Allen thanks Iwill try to be bitter in the future
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.16 14:07

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    @Float pomelo
  • ilham sanfour 2021.01.16 14:11

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    @Scott Cecil Allen ok.thanks😎😎
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.16 14:15

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    @helen Lin your reading is done very well with no mistakes. My only advice is to have you work on your accent. You won’t need to get rid of it completely of course. 😂😊 It just takes a little more practice, but I know you will get there.
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.16 14:17

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    @hope Your reading is also very good. No mistakes at all. In time, I know you will slowly remove the accent you have. Just keep practicing. 😊
  • Taghreed 2021.01.16 14:36

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    @Scott Cecil Allen Thank you for the evaluation and comment. It’s true I was pronouncing that differently even though I knew what “neck” meant but I assumed they sounded similar. Another thing that I’ll try to keep working on and it ties to this, as it is about idioms, is the use of expressions in my convos. I don’t seem to remember them when talking and sometimes I feel they might not sound natural.
  • hope 2021.01.16 14:48

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    @Scott Cecil Allen thank you so much for your feedback and your help. Yes I have to practice as much as I can to improve all the skills of English. I have to push myself to achieve daily improvement, I know that will never happen in a blink of an eye, it will take a lot of effort and time to get. Thanks for your advice.
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.16 14:50

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    @Taghreed It takes time to learn new things. Do not stress yourself out. 😊 I am sure you will have moments that come up in your life and you will think, “I know this one!!” Even if you don’t remember it 100%, it will still be there in your mind. Keep practicing. You’ll get there. 😊
  • Taghreed 2021.01.16 16:29

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    @Scott Cecil Allen Thank you! You’re such a positive teacher and I think this translates to how much people are welcoming of your critiques and assessments. I hope I do. Sometimes if I knew the person is a native speaker, I’d feel like they might find this use archaic like it’s not natural and I’m forcing it. So, I think my solution is to try to find more speaking buddies.
  • Luiza 2021.01.20 08:42

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    This one was very difficult for me because of the words “procrastinators”, “paperwork” and “governament”. Thank you for helping us practice! 👍🏽✨

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