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2021.02.15 16:39

Engkish Idioms : This is a hard pill to swallow

Dialogue


Jessie: I've been meaning to paint the shed all summer, but I keep letting it ride.

Rebecca: Why is the delay? Unless you take action soon, it’s going to run down and collapse in a few days.

Jessie: I’m just in no mood to lift a finger. I just feel lonely and this is a hard pill to swallow.

Rebecca: Oh, poor Jessie. Your recent break-up must have ruined you.

Jessie: On top of that I’m getting more and more absent-minded. Yesterday I had a near miss. I was almost hit by a truck.

Rebecca: That’s awful.

Vocabulary

Let it ride: take no immediate action over something.

Take action: do something to achieve an aim or deal
with a problem.

Run down: gradually deteriorate (or cause to deteriorate) in quality.

In no mood to do something: not feeling like doing or experiencing something.

A hard pill to swallow: something that is difficult to accept.

Break-up: the end of a relationship.

On top of that: In addition to; besides.

Absent-minded: (adj) distracted; forgetful or inattentive

A near miss: a narrowly avoided collision or other accident.
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Comments

  • jovi han 2021.02.15 16:45

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    interesting. thank you 😁 I've been meaning to study english, but i keep letting it ride. 😞
  • RIE 日本人なのにタイの国旗 2021.02.15 17:00

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    Oh.. Very helpful ! Thanks Lucky 🙏💕
  • Lucky 王乐乐 2021.02.15 18:09

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    @jovi han it’s never too late to learn! Let me know if you need help!
  • Lucky 王乐乐 2021.02.15 18:09

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    @RIE 日本人なのにタイの国旗 no problem babe
  • 安然Tony 2021.02.15 22:54

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    超级棒!👍👍👍 BTW,Dose the “lift a finger” mean to start?
  • Lucky 王乐乐 2021.02.15 23:24

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    @安然Tony yeah you start or make an effort to do something

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