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2021.02.28 15:29

English Expressions: Kill them with your kindness

Dialogue


Harry: Hey Donald! You aren’t really with it today! What’s wrong?

Donald: Oh! Those loud neighbors! They’re giving me sleepless nights. They’re renovating their kitchen and making a great racket!

Harry: Why don’t you talk to them and ask them to keep it down?

Donald: Well, I did but I’m going nowhere. We seem to have reached a standoff.

Harry: Why don’t you change your tune and kill them with your kindness?

Donald: How do you mean?

Harry: Consider treating them to a meal or bring some gifts for their kids.

Vocabulary

With it: alert; responsive.

Racket: (noun) an unpleasant loud continuous noise

Keep it down: to be quitter.

Go/get nowhere: make no progress.

Standoff: a situation in which agreement in an argument does not seem possible.

Change one’s tune: express a very different opinion or behave in a very different way.

Kill someone with kindness: to be enormously kind to someone.
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Comments

  • Jiao 2021.02.28 15:33

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    Wow, this is so useful! Thanks for sharing!
  • Farah 2021.02.28 15:40

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    Thanks Lucky, this is so helpful. When i still read the upper sentences I was wondering "omg i don't know what do 'with it', 'making great racket', etc mean???" Then i kept reading and i found those meaning. I was like "omg she could read my mind😅"
  • Lucky 王乐乐 2021.02.28 15:58

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    @Farah hahhaa good 😌
  • Lucky 王乐乐 2021.02.28 15:58

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    @Jiao your welcome
  • 🦋 2021.02.28 16:44

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    Grateful🙂🧚‍♀️🌸
  • Actaeon 2021.02.28 22:29

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    Very nice👏🏻actually we have this expression in our language and culture too
  • Lucky 王乐乐 2021.02.28 22:54

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    @Actaeon what’s the saying in your language ?
  • Actaeon 2021.02.28 23:04

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    @Lucky 王乐乐 sometimes we say it exactly like yours, and we have an proverb for it: از محبت خارها گل می شود I try to translate in English by myself, so excuse me if it doesn't make sense: Because of kindness thorns turn into flowers
  • Lucky 王乐乐 2021.02.28 23:14

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    @Actaeon I love this !
  • Actaeon 2021.02.28 23:18

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    @Lucky 王乐乐 dedicated to you 🌹
  • Lucky 王乐乐 2021.02.28 23:30

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    @Actaeon 😝
  • tami 2021.02.28 23:50

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    Without your explanation, it was hard for me to understand the meaning. I learned a lot! Thank you!
  • Lucky 王乐乐 2021.03.01 00:13

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    @tami Oh these are not my own explanation, it’s directly from a text book
  • tami 2021.03.01 01:11

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    @Lucky 王乐乐 I see. Thank you!
  • tami 2021.03.01 05:05

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    Thank you! I’ll practice more.
  • Tina 2021.03.01 10:49

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    Thanks 🙏 I learned a lot from this post 😊

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