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2021.01.11 15:15

Idiom of the Day:

“Screwed up”

This phrase is so commonplace

in the US that I didn’t honestly think about it being an idiom. If you “screwed up,” this means that you made a mistake or an error. If you made an a egregious error, we would say, “I screwed up big time” or “I really screwed up this time.” If someone calls you a “screw up,” they are saying in a somewhat insulting way that you always make mistakes.

“I screwed up making a cake by baking it for too long, and I ended up burning it.”
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  • Mary Co ELET 2021.01.11 15:24

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    My wife asked me to do the shopping for her this time. Admittedly, I screwed up!!! I almost forgot half of the things she asked me for. She was fire hopping mad at me. Is it correct, Mr. Scott? Thank you in advance! 🌹☺️
  • ilham sanfour 2021.01.11 16:00

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    Screw up is used only for mistakes?
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.11 16:00

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    @Mary Co ELET yes this is perfect!
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.11 16:01

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    @ilham sanfour any sorts of errors or goof ups. We will also say, “I messed up” which is the same meaning.
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.11 16:02

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    @Richard Um yes this is correct. And you are pronouncing it well. Asians in particular have a hard time with “r” sounds, but yours seems natural.
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.11 16:03

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    @Kueri쿠에리 good!
  • ilham sanfour 2021.01.11 16:03

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    Thank you
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.11 16:08

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    @ilham sanfour very nice! You are very fluid with your pronunciation. 😊
  • ilham sanfour 2021.01.11 16:13

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    Thank you so much Scott
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.11 16:48

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    @اللهم اغفر لي زلاتي yes you will also bake a pizza just like a cake
  • اللهم اغفر لي زلاتي 2021.01.11 16:58

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    @Scott Cecil Allen thank you!
  • RoSeMaRy 2021.01.11 17:04

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    Interesting idiom Thanks a lot 👍🌼
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.11 18:07

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    @Hala Jamal very good!
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.01.11 18:14

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    @Emad
  • ilham sanfour 2021.01.11 18:28

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    Emad you are fantastic. Love your accent and fluency. Also asma her reading is a great
  • Emad 2021.01.11 18:41

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    Thank you very much sir !! That's really true I sometimes pause for few seconds while having a real conversation in English because I always focus on what people are thinking of me and that makes me very nervous and self conscious I hope that I overcome this problem in the future I'm really happy and I really appreciate that you listened to me reading. 😊😁 Many thanks!
  • Emad 2021.01.11 18:43

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    @ilham sanfour thanks, your accent is really good too 😊
  • ilham sanfour 2021.01.12 12:37

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    Waw.engkishsoeaker amazing reading
  • ilham sanfour 2021.01.12 12:38

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    Scott.it seems your audio attract and gathered smart people here😊😊

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