Thursday, August 2, 2012

To be worth it: To be a good thing to do

To be worth: When somebody says that something is worth it, he or she is saying that it is a good thing to do or that they liked it.

In this video, the Israeli supermodel Bar Rafaeli pose for Sports Illustrated with the American swimmer Michael Phelps.They look like they having a really great time together.


  • Bar Rafaele: It was definitely worth it... good partner for sure.
  • Michael Phelps: I had a great day...
  • The word definitely is a very a good element, it gives emphasis  on the sentence.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

To Bow To Somebody: To Show Respect For Somebody

To bow to somebody: To bend your body forward as a sign of  respect for somebody. This gesture is easily seen in Asian cultures.


  • Narrator: Kratos had never been beloved by these gods. He prepared for combat. To his surprise, they bowed to him, a show of respect he had not seen from an immortal in many an age.
  • A Narrator is "the person who tells, describes or explains a story"
  • In many an age means "for a very long time". This is not a commonly used expression.

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Not to See the End of a Day: To Threaten Somebody

Not to see the end of day: If somebody threatens another person by saying that "he or she will not see the end of a day", then this person is going to be killed or severely punished by somebody as a sigh of revenge. ____________________________________________________________________


  • Kratos: You will not see the end of this day!

  • To threaten is "to tell somebody that he or she is going to be harmed in some way"
  • To revenge means "to do something bad to somebody because they have done something bad to you"

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To Go Hang: To Be Without Any Attention

To go hang: To be without any attention or support because you don't care a bit about somebody or something.

  • Christopher: You are the one who doesn't get it Parker.The future depends on you!
  • Josh: My future is meaningless without her!
  • Christopher: And everyone else's future can go hang?
  • Christopher: When we were in the booth...
  • Get it means "to understand something". 
  • Depend on you means "to be on your responsibility"
  • Meaningless means "to have no purpose or importance at all".

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To Claim Something: To Say That Something, You Can Not Prove, Is True

To claim something: You claim something that you can not prove when you say that you are responsible for it, able to do it, or that it belongs to you; even though there is no evidence of it.

  • Police Inspector: He has proven to be more than a magician.
  • Prince Leopoldo: Do you claim supernatural power?
  • Eisenheim: Perhaps, I'll make you disappear. 
  • Prince Leopoldo: I want to have an example made of him...
  • Police Inspector: I hereby arrest Eisenheim the illusionist.
  • Hereby means "to officially do something because you have legal authorization for it".

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Saturday, June 2, 2012

To Be Family: To Belong To The Same Family

To be family: This is a way of saying that you or another person belong to the same family.  
For some learners of English as second language it would be more common to say "we are a family" or "we belong to the same family".

  • Character A: Mag is taking us to a safe place.
  • Character B: Why do you have a gun?
  • Character A: It's very important that we trust each other. We're family now.

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To Be Top Notch: To Be Of Very High Quality

To be top notch: If something is described as "top notch", then it is excellent because it is of very high quality and standard.


    • Borden: Magic!
    • Angier: I'll perform this feat in a manner never before seen by yourselves or by any other audience anywhere in the world.
    • Borden: His trick is top notch.
    • Olivia: (We) need to celebrate.  
      •  A feat is something very impressive that requires a lot of skill and it is extremely difficult to do.
      • Audience is a group of people who attend or watch something.

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      To Hunt Somebody Down: To Search For Somebody

      To hunt somebody down: If someone or something hunts somebody down they eagerly search for them in order to kill or severely punish. 

        • Queen: Find someone who doesn't fear the dark forest to hunt her down. 
        • Huntsman: Who are you? Why (does) the Queen wants you dead?
        • Snow White: You should know, you're the one hunting me!
      • The word eagerly means "to be determined (to do something)".

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      Wednesday, May 30, 2012

      Snow White: The Queen Questioning Her Mirror

      • The queen: Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is fairest of them all?
      • The mirror: You are the fairest but there is another destined to surpass you.

        • Queen: Do you hear that? It's the sound of battles fought and lives lost. It once pained me to know that I'm the cause of such despair. But now their cries give strength. Beauty is my power.          
        • Queen: Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is fairest of them all?
        • Mirror: You are the fairest but there is another destined to surpass you. Consume her heart and you shall live forever.
        • Queen: Find someone who doesn't fear the dark forest to hunt her down.
        • Huntsman: Why is she of such value?
        • Queen: That is none of you concern.
        • Huntsman: And if I refuse?
        • Queen: Lips red as blood, hair black as night, bring me your heart my dear dear Snow White.

      • The fairest  is the most beautiful.
      • To surpass means to become more beautiful or better than.
      • That is none of your concern means the same as saying that's none of your business.
      • refuse means do not to accept. 
      • hunt her down means search for her until you find her.

      For the sake of knowledge!

      Tuesday, May 29, 2012

      Thundercats: Words for Mumm-ra Transformation

      Mumm-ra words, when in transformation: "Ancient spirit of evil, transform this decayed form into Mumm-ra, the ever-living".



      • Pantro: This bag of bones is no match for Pantro.
      • Mumm-ra: Don't be deceived by appearances, my true form is far more powerful."Ancient spirit of evil, transform this decayed form into Mumm-ra, the ever-living!".
      • is far more powerful can be replaced with much more powerful.
      • this decayed form means this body in decomposition.
      • the ever-living has the same meaning as the one who lives forever.
      Now you are ready for the magic spell!
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