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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Keep Your Chin Up

Idiom: To keep one's chin up

Meaning: To keep one's spirits high; to act brave and confident.
Cultural Note: We say this to someone who is experiencing something emotionally difficult.
John just broke up with his girlfriend, Mari, and is talking to his friend Naoto
John: I miss Mari.
Fred: Keep your chin up, John. Things will get better.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Suck It Up

Idiom: Suck it up
Meaning: Stop complaining.
Example: Abby is talking to her teacher Mr. N, as he assigns the class some homework.
Abby: But Mr. N, we've already been assigned a lot of homework for tomorrow in the other classes!!
Mr. N: Well, now you have some homework for my class too!
Abby: But, tomorrow is Friday and we have to study for tests.
Mr. N: Abby, suck it up!