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Thursday, August 27, 2015

To Make Big Bucks

Idiom: "to make big bucks"

Example 1:

Joe: Whatever happened to Tony, that guy who we went to high school with?

Sam: You didn't hear? He developed some app for smart phones and he's making big bucks now!

Joe: Yeah, I can see that. He was really smart and creative.  Good for him!

Example 2:

Sally: I heard that Stacy wants to become a elementary school teacher.

Grace: Your kidding? Teachers don't make a lot of money!

Sally: Well, she knows that no one becomes a teacher to make big bucks. She just has a really special heart for children and she wants to make a difference in their lives.

Grace: Oh really? Well, then I hope everything works out for her.

Meaning: "to make big bucks" is an idiom that means to make a lot of money or to earn a really large salary compared to others.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

To Get Canned

Idiom: to get canned

Example 1:

Tom: Guess what!

Steve: What?

Tom: John got canned this morning!

Steve: Really? What happened?

Tom: He got caught stealing from the company.

Example 2:

Sarah: Look! Chrissy is late again! This time an hour late.

Joyce: The boss has already warned her like 3 times.

Sarah: Yeah, I bet she's going to get canned this time.

Joyce: If she does, it's her own fault.

Meaning: "to get canned" means to be fired from your job.