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2020.02.08 16:09

🇬🇧🇬🇧 English expression Time!! 🇬🇧🇬🇧 (B2+ difficulty)

Throw somebody

 under The Bus

"you threw my friend under the bus to save yourself at school today."

To "throw someone under the bus" is an expression where someone blames a friend or ally for an error for personal gain or to do something harmful to someone else in order to gain an advantage for oneself.

"Jenny threw me under the bus today. she was talking in class and the teacher caught us but Jenny said I was the one who started the conversation when it was actually her!! "

"I am sure that my manager will throw me under the bus for the failed project. He'll probably take the credit for the successes and blame me for the bits that went wrong..."

"It's shocking to know how my Dad got thrown under the bus by his colleagues."

Now it's your turn using "throw someone under the bus" and I'll correct all your mistakes! :)
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  • Наташа 2020.02.08 16:16

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    "Throw somebody under the Bus" in Russian will be like "Кинуть (обмануть) кого-то" если я правильно понимаю😄 That's a very useful expression😂
  • Vlada 2020.02.08 16:18

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    @Наташа скорее "подставить" друга или союзника для собственной выгоды
  • oscar sánchez 2020.02.08 16:19

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    Thanks for the information.
  • Margarita 2020.02.08 16:21

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    That guy will probably throw me under the bus if I do noise just behind her with drums with a friend
  • David 2020.02.08 16:33

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    You mentioned that this is a B2+difficulty expression. I'm curious; What would you consider a C2 level expression? and based on what exactly you can determine how hard an expression is?...
  • Mi 2020.02.08 16:51

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    Thanks for massive amount of information always you are perfect l always follow your posts thanks 🙏🏻
  • Saúl 2020.02.08 17:06

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    Mario ate all maria's mangoes and when she realised of it. She was very angry at me because Mario drew me under the bus
  • David 2020.02.08 17:39

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    @Margarita Hi Margarita! So usually it's used with people you know so your example might look a like like this"my parents will probably throw me under the bus if I started playing my drum kit during the week, as my neighbours usually end up calling the police due to noise restrictions" I hope that helps :)
  • David 2020.02.08 17:43

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    @David Great question! so the ratings are usually listed on the Cambridge dictionary when I reference the expressions I post :) I have no idea why they rate some higher or lower ! I believe C2 are usually really subtle regional expressions (like the one I posted the other day) usually less common phrasal verbs and common idioms they grade at a C1 level but yeah sorry I can't answer how they come to this conclusion!
  • David 2020.02.08 17:44

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    @Mi Thank you for the compliment Mi! I really really appreciate it and glad you enjoy my content! 😊😊😊😊
  • David 2020.02.08 17:48

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    @Saúl Hey Saúl! That's a good example but we use need to change it slightly for the expression to work. Remember you are throwing someone under the bus to someone else. So "Jim and mario were sat together when Mario ate all of Maria's mangoes. When Maria realised and confronted them Jim throw Mario under the bus so that only Mario would be punished" :) good job!
  • David 2020.02.08 17:49

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    @Наташа @vlada thank you for letting me know 😁
  • Mi 2020.02.08 18:15

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    @David when l have time always l read your all posts if l never comment you about thanks for it , l am sorry 🙏🏻but it is valuable thing that you do... l am sure there are so many people here that are learning from your posts... l love this language not only to use the language for work but also enjoying too... if l have so much mistakes in my sentences l am sorry but l just wanted to tell you my feelings about your useful information for people 👏🏻
  • Татьяна Бочарова 2020.02.08 18:25

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    @David Hello) Thanks a lot for useful posts:)
  • Maria 2020.02.08 18:31

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    I am not surprised that Johnny has thrown me under the bus because of his lack of responsibility, he always does the same.
  • Esther 2020.02.09 08:07

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    My sister and me ate all cookies last day and when my mummy come for lecture us my sister threw me under the bus and she responded to my mum that I do ate all the cookies
  • David 2020.02.09 10:59

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    @Esther "My sister and I ate all the cookies last day and when my mummy come to lecture us my sister threw me under the bus and she said to my mum that I ate all the cookies" very well done! A few tiny grammar errors were the only things that needed changing! Well done 😁😁😁😁😁😁
  • Esther 2020.02.09 12:30

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    @David thank YOU ☺️
  • Margarita 2020.02.09 14:23

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    @David yes, it helps :) thank you for the correction
  • natalia 2020.02.24 18:38

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    Thank you! I thought the idiom was exclusively said in The States
  • David 2020.02.24 18:49

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    @natalia nope we say it here too😁😁 I'm glad it's helped you :)

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