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2021.08.30 13:39

Idiom of the Day

“Jump through hoops”

“Jumping through hoops

” is a circus term when animals literally jump through hoops for the audience’s entertainment. The meaning has transformed in English into performing extra steps in a process that is generally seen as a waste of time. For example, at work you may have to “jump through hoops” by filling out a report or paperwork that is redundant, but you must do them in order to get hired. Usually these unnecessary tasks are required by law or company policy, and they often do not make sense.
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  • ᴊᴏꜱᴄʜɪ 2021.08.30 13:41

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    very helpful, thank you 🙂
  • Nothing 2021.08.30 13:45

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    I like your English. Do you English group sensei?
  • Hana Masoudi 2021.08.30 13:47

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    هل تقصد بهذه العبارة أن تقوم بمهام، مثلا، في العمل لا تدخل في إطار تخصصك المهني، فتقوم بتلك المهام فقط لأنها أوامر يجب عليك تنفيذها وإلا ستسببك لك مشاكل مع الآخرين. حاولت أن أترجم ما فهمته من النص. هل ما قلت صحيح؟
  • Nothing 2021.08.30 13:48

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    Sensei. Can you send me the voice recording to me?😅
  • saida 2021.08.30 13:48

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    Thanks of the voice is so helpful 🙏🤍I hope sir that u put this voice to mush please if u can🌻
  • Sayumi 2021.08.30 14:13

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    Your explanation is worthwhile!! Thank you!
  • HD 2021.08.30 18:15

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    @Hana Masoudi yeah you got it Hana.
  • HD 2021.08.30 18:15

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    Many thanks teacher Allen❤️
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.08.31 12:29

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    @Hana Masoudi You can joint the business profession - or any - and still encounter “jumping through hoops.” Even at my school, we have these kinds of situations happening. This is a figure of speech, but happens often here in the US. We are a very legalistic country. So many times we are bogged down by rules and regulations.
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.08.31 12:32

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    @Hana Masoudi
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.08.31 12:34

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    @sust
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.08.31 12:37

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    @Judy
  • abier 2021.08.31 12:37

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    Does it mean bureaucracy in some way?
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.08.31 12:39

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    @Sou Lay
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.08.31 12:40

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    @helen Lin
  • Scott Cecil Allen 2021.08.31 12:44

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    @abier Yes it does. You could also exchange this with the idiom “red tape.”
  • Hana Masoudi 2021.08.31 12:46

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    @Scott Cecil Allen thank you so much
  • Hana Masoudi 2021.08.31 12:50

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    I can't make differences between american and british english. I think i mix them
  • Judy 2021.08.31 13:33

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    @Scott Cecil Allen Thanks for your comments.
  • Sou Lay 2021.08.31 13:56

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    @Scott Cecil Allen thank you. Redundant
  • helen Lin 2021.09.08 06:39

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    thank you for your comment.my daughter read it this time. She is fifteen years old .😊😊🌸🌸💐💐🙏🙏

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