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2021.02.11 16:53
English Idioms: He should crack the whip

Dialogue
Mike: Why are you down in the dumps?

Suzan: Carl has foiled all our plans. I was going to take a few days off work but he turned down my request on the pretext of a due deadline and that they cannot do without me for the time being. 

Mike: You’re kidding! If your husband heard that, he would hit the ceiling.

Suzan: He must step in and put a stop to Carl’s arrogance. He’s the company’s owner after all and he should crack the whip.

Vocabulary

Down in the dumps: discouraged, depressed, or sad.

Foil a plan: to spoil a plan; to cause it to fail.

Turn down:  to refuse someone's request.

On the pretext of: a false reason used to explain why you are doing something.

You’re kidding: You cannot be serious; I don't believe it; this can't be true.

Hit the ceiling: to explode in anger; to go crazy. Step in: to become involved in a difficult situation, especially in order to help.

Put a stop to: to cause to end.

Crack the whip: to use your authority to make someone else behave better or work harder.
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Comments

  • Roku 2021.02.11 16:57

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    There is one Breaking some eggs This couldn't be done without breaking some eggs
  • Lucky 2021.02.11 16:59

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    @Roku I never heard that before but thank you
  • Roku 2021.02.11 17:02

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    @Lucky haha I have heard it before somewhere you are welcome thanks
  • Amirreza 2021.02.11 17:03

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    Omg Lucky you're still here I heard from the fuckers of the group that you wanna get off the media😓
  • Lucky 2021.02.11 17:06

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    @Amirreza no no I took a break from the group , and I did initially but I found the group was consuming my time more than usual
  • Amirreza 2021.02.11 17:08

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    @Lucky Oh got it. You're doing the best
  • Lucky 2021.02.11 17:15

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    @Amirreza thanks for understanding
  • Peu Messeder 2021.02.11 19:22

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    @Lucky thank you!! Awesome content!! 👏👏
  • Lucky 2021.02.11 19:57

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    @Peu Messeder your welcome
  • Clara Ko 2021.02.12 01:19

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    This is really helpful. I just hope I can use even couple those idioms while I am speaking to my friends :) thank you as always !
  • Kashif کاشف 2021.02.12 04:21

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    Thanks ma ma'am.
  • Lucky 2021.02.12 04:52

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    @Clara Ko your welcome
  • Lucky 2021.02.12 04:52

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    @Kashif کاشف anytime

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