Friday’s Phrasal Verbs fall behind – go

Friday’s Phrasal Verbs

fall behind – go more slowly than others, so that they are ahead of you
I managed to keep up with the other marathon runners for the first few minutes but I soon fell behind.

fall off – become smaller or lower (referring to the amount, rate, or quality of something)
The demand for new cars has fallen off in the last couple of years.

fall over – fall to the ground, from a vertical position
Every time I wear high heels I fall over.

fall through – fail to be completed
Our holiday plans fell through when we discovered we needed a new car.
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Friday’s Phrasal Verbs get down1 – make

Friday’s Phrasal Verbs

get down1 – make someone unhappy, depressed, etc.
The current economic situation is really getting me down.

get down2 – manage to swallow something
My throat hurts. I’m having problems getting anything down.

get down3 – move your body so you are sitting, kneeling or lying on the ground
Get down! He’s going to shoot!

get down4 – write something down, make a note
He spoke so fast, it was impossible to get down every word that he said.

get down5 – ask permission to leave the table
Can I get down now, mummy? Please?
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HELPFUL HINTS – FALSE FRIENDS advice adv

HELPFUL HINTS – FALSE FRIENDS

advice
advice = an opinion given to someone about what they should do
If you need legal advice, my brother-in-law is a lawyer.
N.B. advice IS NOT notice
* I keep getting an advice saying my virtual memory is low.
> I keep getting a notice saying my virtual memory is low.
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Friday’s Phrasal Verbs count up – add to

Friday’s Phrasal Verbs

count up – add together things or people in a group
Have you counted up how many people will be at the wedding? – Yes, about a hundred and twenty, at last count!

ask out – ask someone to come to a place with you
Jack just phoned to ask us out for a drink – Great! Let’s go!

drop out – withdraw from an activity, a contest, etc.
Jackson was in the lead, but then he had to drop out of the race because of a burst tyre.

eat up – eat all the food you’ve been given
The guests had eaten up all the finger food within minutes of arriving.

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Quotes, Sayings & Idioms Quote “When th

Quotes, Sayings & Idioms

Quote
“When the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation.” – Alexander Hamilton, a founding father of the United States, 1755 or 1757 – 1804
sword – weapon with a long blade
drawn – extracted
bounds – limits

Saying
It is best to be on the safe side
– Being careful and cautious is preferable to taking risks.

Idiom
Pull (something) out of the bag = do something unexpected that improves the situation
They’re really going to have to pull something out of the bag if they want their employees to stay.
bag – sack
improves – makes better

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TRIVIA TUESDAY Motor Yacht Azzam The wor

TRIVIA TUESDAY

Motor Yacht Azzam

The world’s largest yacht, Motor Yacht Azzam, is 180 metres long and has a horsepower of 94,000. It was launched in 2013 by the German company Lurssen, the world’s leading shipyard for luxury yachts. Designed by Eng. Mubarak Saad al Ahbabi, it provides sophisticated and luxurious accommodation for its guests and, being powered by jets rather than propellers, can travel at top speeds of over 30 knots, 30% faster than most mega yachts. French interior designer Christophe Leoni designed the inside of the ship which boasts a main salon measuring 530 m2.

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