Oct 252012
 

In this episode, The Teacher introduces you to three idiomatic phrases connected with the
sport of boxing.
1. Below the belt.
2. Take it on the chin.
3. Throw in the towel.


 
Transcript
Hello, I’m a very interesting and intelligent man.
Argh!
And today…excuse me…I’m getting together with the sport of boxing to teach you some idioms in English.
Argh!
I bet you’ve never been taught by the sport of boxing before!… Ahh!…
Ah, my boss. He’s cut my pay, but I don’t care because I’m earning some extra money boxing…ArGH!!
My boss laughed when I told him..ARGH!…
He said even a fly could beat me up!
ARGHGHGHGH!!!
That was below the belt!
In English….if someone says something very hurtful or unfair, we say ‘That was below the belt’.

 

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