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Todd vip

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2019.10.14 15:13

Sleep....yaaaawn!!
It’s important to get enough sleep but it

’s not always very easy.
Here are five phrases that you can use when talking about sleep (or a lack of sleep).

1. “I’m exhausted.” - I’m extremely tired.
Example: “I’ve had such a long day, I’m exhausted!”

2. “I’m beat.” - I’m tired.
Example: I’ve just worked a 12 hour shift at work. I’m beat!”

3. “Hit the hay.” - Go to bed.
Example: “I’m tired. I’m going to hit the hay.”
Origin: A long time ago, many people used to sleep on beds made of hay.

4. “Hit the sack.” - Go to bed.
Example: “I’m beat. I’m going to hit the sack.”
Origin: A long time ago, the hay that people slept on would be placed in a sack.

5. “Burning the midnight oil.” - When you are staying up late to study for a test or complete a project for work you’re “burning the midnight oil.”
Example: “Wow… I barely got that done! I was really burning the midnight oil to finish it.”
Origin: Before electricity, oil lamps were used for light.
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  • kikia1001 2019.10.14 15:16

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    get it, thank you
  • Shaylyn 2019.10.14 15:18

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    very interesting 😊
  • Rose 2019.10.14 15:24

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    Thanks for sharing😍
  • Hannah 2019.10.14 15:35

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    It’s helpful thank for sharing 😍
  • Esme 2019.10.14 22:15

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    Thanks! Todd. They’re super useful. I’m gonna write them down.
  • Amelie 2019.10.14 23:09

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    ☕☕ Thank you, Todd! Now I know the origin of the two phrases “hit the hay” and “hit the sack”. By the way, there’s a Chinese saying about burning the midnight oil. If a person do not make good use of his daytime, people would scold him like this: in the daytime you just have tea to relax yourself from one tea house to another, but at night you keep burning the midnight oil.
  • Jah 2019.10.15 00:36

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    Great
  • Jah 2019.10.15 00:36

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    Thanks 🙏

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