Good evening, fellas! Did you feel good about today? I hope you did!
Did anyone watch MTV’s Video Music Awards few days ago? If you did, you must have known the singer that won the most awards!
Yup, it’s Taylor Swift! She won 4 awards: Best Collaboration, Best Pop Video, Best Female Video, and the most prestigious award, Video of The Year!
Taylor Swift used plenty of idioms in her songs. Does anyone know some of them? #IOTW
First, taken from her last hit, Bad Blood: “Cause, baby, now we got bad blood. You know it used to be mad love.” What does “bad blood” mean? #IOTW
Bad Blood | Meaning: Anger or hostility between persons or groups. #IOTW
Example: “There’s been bad blood between Taylor Swift and Katy Perry for years.” #IOTW #oops
The next one is taken from her famous “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”: “Ooh, we called it off again last night. But ooh, this time I’m telling you, I’m telling you.”
What does “call it off” mean? #IOTW
Call if Off | There are several meanings of “call off”, but this one means: to cancel or postpone an event. #IOTW
E.g.: The organizer called the concert off last night because it was raining heavily. #IOTW
Taken from her song, “Style” : “Cause we never go out of style. We never go out of style”. What does “out of style” mean? #IOTW
Out of style | Meaning: Unfashionable. #IOTW
Example: “Why are you still wearing boot-cut jeans? They’re out of style!”
From “Blank Space”: “So, it’s gonna be forever, or it’s gonna go down in flames.” What’s the meaning of “go down in flames”? #IOTW
Go down in flames | Meaning: to fail or end suddenly and completely. #IOTW
Example: “Her marriage goes down in flames after the big fight between her and her husband”.
Last one, from “All Too Well”: “You almost ran the red ‘cause you were looking over me”. What does “run the red” mean? #IOTW
Run the red | Meaning: To pass through an intersection while the traffic light is red without stopping.
Example: “Do you know that it’s wrong and dangerous to run the red? I know, but I’m really late.”
That’s all for today’s session about English idioms taken from Taylor Swift’s songs. We hope it does you good!
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Compiled for @EnglishTips4U on Wednesday, 2 September, 2015.