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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

To Skip Something




To Skip Something

Context #1:

Tom: I am so hungry I think I'm going to pass out!
Jane: It's only 10 am. What did you have for breakfast?
Tom: That's the problem. I skipped breakfast. I'm not going to do that again.

Context #2:

Grace: Wow, I missed the grammar class for one week and we are already on chapter 10?
Julie: Actually the teacher said we needed to skip chapters 8 and 9. So basically we went from chapter 7 to 10. Don't worry!

Meaning: to skip something means that you do not do something because there is no time, or something unexpected comes up, or maybe because you just don't feel like doing it.

This idiom was taken from LSI's book titled Speaking Savvy. This book is used to teach Level 5 Speaking classes at LSI schools. For more information please visit: www.languagesystems.com

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