I Love English Week 4 (2016/2017)

Quote of the week:

“It′s better to burn out than to fade away.” Neil Young

Idiom of the week:    lead you astray

Saying of the week:    Least said soonest mended

Phrasal Verb of the week:    see about


Quote of the week:

 

“It′s better to burn out than to fade away.” Neil Young

Idiom of the week:

lead you astray

Meaning: If someone leads you astray, they set a bad example and you behave badly also, or they encourage you to do the wrong thing.

For example:

  • We′re worried about our teenage son because he′s at that age when he could easily be led astray by kids he thinks are cool and who could expose him to drugs or alcohol or other bad stuff.
  • Carlos says advertisements lead millions of people astray and make them waste their lives chasing after material possessions in the false belief that they can′t possibly be happy unless they get these things.

 

 

Saying of the week:

Least said soonest mended

Possible interpretation: When we do or say something bad to someone, a long apology and discussion does not help. In such a case, the less we say the better.

Note: least (adverb): to the smallest amount | mend (verb): repair; fix

Phrasal Verb of the week

see about

Meaning: If you see about something, you make an effort to arrange it or organise it.

For example:

  • see about sth When are you going to see about that job?
  • see about doing sth Mark′s going to see about getting a loan for his new busine