How I Meet Your Mother – Season 2 -episode 1

By | December 22, 2020
  • take a … turn : to develop in a particular way

Ex :-The battle for control of the company took an interesting turn today. Events took an unexpected turn when her mother suddenly arrived.However, her life took an unexpected turn when she finds out that she is pregnant.

  • skip : to leave one thing or place, especially quickly, in order to go to another
  • like : Focusing attention – We can use like to bring attention to what we are going to say next. We do this especially when talking about quantities and times

Ex : There were like five hundred guests at the wedding. (like brings focus to the large number of guests) – It wasn’t till like 12:00 that I actually got to start on the project. (like brings focus to how late it was)

  • stuff = Stuff is one of the most common nouns in speaking. It is more informal than thing
  • start out : to begin to do something in business or a job, or to begin your working life in a particular way

Ex : I started out as a sales assistant in a store.

  • day one : If something happens from day one of a process, it happens right from the beginning. If it happens on day one, it happens right at the beginning.

Ex : This has been a bad inquiry from day one.
On day one of the election campaign the opinion polls were very close.

  • get together with : to start a romantic relationship
  • figure out : to finally understand something or someone, or find the solution to a problem after a lot of thought
  • for a while : for a long time.
  • remotely : a bit, at all, in any way, in the slightest ( You use remotely with a negative statement to emphasize the statement )

Ex : He wasn’t even remotely interested in anything we had to say.
She’d never seen anything even remotely like it.

  • be tough : /tʌf/ difficult to do or deal with
  • own : to defeat someone completely or be much better than him or her; to perform extremely well
  • promiscuous : /prəˈmɪs.kju.əs/ (of a person) having a lot of different sexual partners or sexual relationships, or (of sexual habits) involving a lot of different partners.
  • binge drinking :  /ˈbɪndʒ ˌdrɪŋ.kɪŋ/ the activity of drinking too much alcohol on one occasion
  • bachelorette : a woman, especially a young woman, who has never married
  • through : by; using
  • stick (sth) out : to come forward from the rest of your body, or to make part of your body do this
  • sunroof : /ˈsʌn.ruːf/ cửa sổ trời xe hơi
  • embark on sth : /ɪmˈbɑːrk/ to start something new or important

Ex : We’re embarking upon a new project later this year.

  • dumping : the act of getting rid of something that is not wanted
  • leftovers : plural noun

Ex : We ate the leftovers cold the next day.

  • get laid : to have sex
  • When we use get + object (o) + -ed form, we say that we cause something to happen or to be done. It is a less formal way of saying have something done

Ex : I’m getting the computer repaired on Monday.

  • awesome : extremely good  /ˈɑː.səm/
  • at one’s own pace : /peɪs/ If you do something at your own pace, you do it at a speed that is comfortable for you

Ex : We encourage all students to work at their own pace (= as fast or as slow as they can).

  • All and whole are determiners.
All the cast had food poisoning. They were forced to cancel the show.all + determiner + noun
The whole cast had food poisoning. They were forced to cancel the show.determiner + whole + noun

Ex : All my family lives abroad. or My whole family lives abroad.

  • cut (one) some slack : to be more lenient with one ( khoan dung hơn với một ai đó ).
  • immature :  /ˌɪm·əˈtʃʊər, -ˈtʊər/ not completely developed physically, mentally, or emotionally, or lacking the expected type of responsible behavior for your age ( non nớt, chưa chín chắn )
  • go = become

Ex : Her father is going blind. If anything goes wrong, you can call our emergency hotline.

  • for the most part : mostly or usually

Ex : He was, for the most part, quite helpful.

  • lavender : /ˈlæv.ɪn.dɚ/ oải hương
  • stalk : to follow an animal or person as closely as possible without being seen or heard, usually in order to catch or kill them

Ex : The police had been stalking the woman for a week before they arrested her

  • cause = because

Ex : I try to practise my French every day, cause I’m not very good at it.

  • much better = a lot better ( much better dùng trong văn viết , a lot trong nói ).
  • brief : lasting only a short time or containing few words
  • somehow : for a reason that is not clear

Ex : He’s overweight and bald, and yet somehow, he’s incredibly attractive.

  • keep sb up : to prevent someone from going to bed or sleeping
  • breast : vú (  /brest/ ) breast cancer
  • nail : to do something successfully
  • It’s time for some tough love : đến lúc yêu cho roi cho vọt.
  • We can use be over to mean ‘finished’, ‘at an end’:

Ex : We were so late that, when we got to the cinema, the film was over.

  • finite:  /ˈfaɪ.naɪt/ having a limit or end
  • fill to capacity : fill completely
  • We can use as much as and as many as before a number to refer to a large number of something

Ex : Scientists have discovered a planet which weighs as much as 2,500 times the weight of Earth. There were as many as 50 people crowded into the tiny room.

  • get to do sth/be sth : to begin to do or be
  • inning : one of the nine playing periods in a game of baseball
  • stretch : a stage in a race, or a part of a racetrack

Ex : She looked certain to win as she entered the final stretch.

  • beyond belief, repair, recognition ….: too great or bad for anyone to believe, repair, recognize

Ex: He survived the accident, but his car was damaged beyond repair.

  • prescription : MEDICINE /prɪˈskrɪp.ʃən/
  • recoil : /rɪˈkɔɪl/ the sudden, backward movement that a gun makes when it is fired
  • have (got) to hand it to sb : If you say you have (got) to hand it to someone you mean that they have been very successful or skilful

Ex : I mean you’ve got to hand it to her, she’s brought up those three children all on her own.

  • We can use like to fill in the silence when we need time to think about what to say next or how to rephrase what we have just said

Ex : I want to … like … I think we need to think carefully about it. It’s … like … it’s a very difficult decision for us to make.

  • be, get, keep, stay etc. in touch : seeing someone or communicating with someone regularly
  • feminine : /ˈfem.ə.nɪn/
  • cheer (sb) up : If someone cheers up, or something cheers someone up, they start to feel happier
  • take sb away : to make someone leave a place and go with you
  • We can use like to bring attention to what we are going to say next. We do this especially when talking about quantities and times

Ex : There were like five hundred guests at the wedding. My uncle’s had like three affairs there

  • Itthis and that in paragraphs : ( quan trọng )
    • We use it to continue to refer to the topic we are already writing or speaking about
    • We can use this to refer back to whole clauses and sentences and to previous parts of a text. This highlights the information referred to much more strongly than it. Writers often use this when a point or idea is to become an important part of the discussion that follows
    • We use that in a similar way to this. However, when we use that, we distance ourselves more from the topic or from aspects of the topic , That is also used to refer to ideas associated with another person
  • be going to do sth/be adj
    • to intend to do or be something in the future.
    • to be certain or expected to happen in the future.

Ex : The forecast said it was going to be hot and sunny tomorrow.

  • do ( much ) better : to perform better or reach a higher standard
  • out there : in a place that could be anywhere except here

Ex : My real father is out there and one day I plan to find him.

  • spot : notice someone or something, usually because you are looking hard

Ex : I’ve just spotted Mark – he’s over there, near the entrance.

  • get sb to do sth : to persuade someone to do something
  • ferret : con chồn
  • next door : in the next room, house, or building
  • phobia :  /ˈfoʊ.bi.ə/ ám ảnh sợ
  • make sb do sth : to force someone or something to do something
  • hold it together : Giữ bình tĩnh, điềm tĩnh và sẵn sàng làm những gì cần thiết, đặc biệt là khi đối mặt với nghịch cảnh hoặc khủng hoảng.
  • so far : until now
  • keep an eye on someone/something :to watch someone or something or stay informed about the person’s behavior, esp. to keep someone out of trouble

Ex : Keep an eye on your brother while I’m out, please.

  • how about …. :used to make a suggestion
  • hang out : to spend a lot of time in a place or with someone
  • go down : move or reach a place.
  • beg sb for sth / beg sb to do sth
  • miserable :  /ˈmɪz.ɚ.ə.bəl/ unhappy , have low value
  • whine : ( verb to make a high, complaining sound, or to complain continually
  • sniff : ngửi, hít vào, khụt khịt
  • frankly : used when giving an honest and direct opinion, often one that might upset someone

Ex : Quite frankly, I think this whole situation is ridiculous.

  • a shot in hell : not a chance, not a hope.
  • down the road/line/track : in the future

Ex : Cars that drive themselves are in development now, but a marketable product is a long way down the line.

  • shot : an attempt to do or achieve something that is difficult, when success is uncertain ( sự thử , sự cố ggắng… )

Ex : I’m not sure they’ll consider me for the job, but I’ll give it a shot.

  • do the opposite of sb/sth : something or someone that is completely different from another person or thing
  • screw up (something/someone) : ( damage ) If you screw someone up, you cause that person to become anxious, confused, or mentally ill.
  • bold : not frightened of danger , brave
  • go for sth : to try to have or achieve something
  • a thing : ( anything , everything ) used instead of “anything” to emphasize what you are saying

Ex : Don’t worry about a thing. I’ll take care of it.

  • be hard on sb : to criticize someone severely, or to treat someone unfairly
  • noose : thòng lọng
  • nut : someone who is extremely enthusiastic about a particular activity or thing

Ex : James is a tennis nut – he plays every day.

  • enthusiast : /ɪnˈθuː.zi.æst/ a person who is very interested in and involved with a particular subject or activity
  • bear arms : A person’s right to bear arms is their right to own and use guns, as a means of defence.
  • fundraiser : a person or event involved in collecting money for a particular purpose, especially a charity
  • raise capital/funds/money for sth/ to do sth: to manage to get money to invest in a business, project, property, etc.
  • strip club : removed-cloth club
  • lap : leg
  • hot tub : bồn tắm nước nóng
  • loyalty : lòng trung thành, trung nghĩa, trung kiên
  • go by /go under : to be known (by a particular name)

Ex : He had a scruffy old teddy bear that went by the name of Augustus.

  • alias : /ˈeɪ.li.əs/ used when giving the name that a person is generally known by, after giving their real name
  • in years : for a long time
  • apparently : used when the real situation is different from what you thought it was

Ex : She looks about ten, but apparently she’s 14.

  • embarrassing : /ɪmˈber.ə.sɪŋ/
  • could have sworn : used to say that one feels definitely sure about something though it appears not to be true

Ex : I could have sworn that I left my keys on the counter

  • show up : to arrive somewhere in order to join a group of people, especially late or unexpectedly
  • freak (someone) out : to be very excited or emotional, or to cause someone be this way
  • give a crap : ( usually used in negative statements ) care at all about someone or something

Ex : She doesn’t give a crap about us.

  • high : not thinking or behaving normally because of taking drugs , alcohol

Ex : He was high on heroin at the time.

  • dean : leader – an official of high rank in a college or university who is responsible for the organization of a department or departments
  • that’s not how life works
  • be back to square one : to not have made any progress after trying to succeed or achieve something ( to go back to the beginning, after a dead-end or failure)
  • disgusting :  /dɪsˈɡʌs.tɪŋ/ extremely unpleasant or unacceptable
  • heal : to make or become well again

Ex : A broken heart takes a long time to heal.

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