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Friday, September 5, 2014

To stay tuned

Idiom: to stay tuned

Example 1-(News story on television) There was a 6.2 magnitude earthquake in our town this morning. Reports of damage are slowly being reported. Residents are urged to stay tuned for emergency instructions.

Example 2- Stay tuned for more updates and pictures from the Beach Party.

Meaning: "to stay tuned" means to stay on one news channel, radio station, or website and wait for more information. @LSILA @LSINE @LSIOC @LSISB

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

To have a blast

Idiom: to have a blast


Example 1- (last week) Don't forget to buy your ticket for the Beach Party! It's on Friday and we always have a blast, so you don't want to miss it!

Example 2- (this week) The Beach Party was so much fun! We had a blast playing beach volleyball, tug-of-war, water games, and the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! I'm so glad I didn't miss it! I can't wait for next year. 

Meaning: "to have a blast" means to have a lot of fun. 
Grammar note: the verb have changes according to the necessary verb tense:
We will have a blast next week. 
We had a blast yesterday.                  @LSINE @LSIOC
We are having a blast right now.         @LSISB @LSILA