Crosby’s 9

Crosby’s 9

Crosby's 9 - Drew Crosby

EPISODE 106: ANOTHER ROARING 20's?
To backfire = to get the opposite result from the one intended. During Prohibition, drinking alcohol became more appealing. The law backfired.


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EPISODE 105 : The SUPER? LEAGUE
Payout = a large amount of money paid to somebody. Money is the reason behind the Super League; payouts would be huge.


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EPISODE 104: "BY THE BOOK"
Tacky = clearly lacking style or good taste. The 70’s had many tacky trends in clothing.


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EPISODE 103: "MATCHES"
“Game, set, match” = a short, humorous way of declaring that you’re victorious or that you’ve beaten your opponent.


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Hello Crosby's 9 subscribers! I've just uploaded Episode 3 of the Country version on the Premium platform. It's a song by Miranda Lambert called "It All Comes Out in the Wash". It's a fun song with lots of cool expressions, vocabulary…Here's a link to the video. - Best, Drew.


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EPISODE 102: "USE IT OR LOSE IT"
To make yourself understood = to make people understand exactly what you’re trying to communicate.


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Hello everyone! Here’s one of my favorite country songs that I’ll discuss in Episode 2 of Crosby’s 9 Country. It’s called “Livin’ the Dream” by Drake White. Crosby’s 9 Country – where we look at English through the eyes of country music.


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I’m really excited to announce Crosby’s 9 Premium. You asked for it, and you got it. Three new formats. With Extended you get 9 more minutes of content after each regular episode. With Country you learn American culture, expressions and vocabulary - and of course discover great music. And lastly, a monthly Review of what we’ve learned in the last 4 episodes of Crosby’s 9.


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EPISODE 101: "1973"
Floor it! = To drive as fast as possible. C’mon! I’m in a hurry…floor it!


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EPISODE 100: "BE HERE NOW"
to dwell on = to obsessively think or worry about something. Do you dwell on the past?


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EPISODE 99: "ANYTHING GOES!?
“Anything goes” means that there aren’t any rules for the way people act or dress or think. In other words, anything is acceptable. What do you think? Have we reached a time when anything goes?


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EPISODE 98: "QUICK FIXES AND SILVER BULLETS"
Silver bullet = an immediate, effective solution to a problem or difficulty…that almost never exists. There isn’t a silver bullet when it comes to learning English.


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EPISODE 97:"READY FOR A RETREAT?
A retreat = a peaceful, private place for meditation, study or relaxation. I’m ready for a retreat!


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EPISODE 96: "SUPER BOWL HYPE"
To live up to = to be as good as what was promised or expected. What do you think? Did this year’s Super Bowl live up to the hype? Does it ever live up to it?


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EPISODE 95: "LABELING PEOPLE AND PRODUCTS"
To label (somebody) as = to assign a category or characterization to somebody. > John’s labeled as unfriendly simply because he’s shy.


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EPISODE 94: "THE NEW WAVE"
To ride the wave = to enjoy the success or advantage of a (brief) period of time. > The novelist wrote a bestseller and rode the wave of fame and fortune.


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EPISODE 93: "THE FORMER, NOT THE LATTER"
“Former” references the first of two things and “latter” the second. “Carrot” and “carat” are pronounced exactly the same. The former is a vegetable and the latter is a unit of measurement.


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EPISODE 92: "BACK IN THE SADDLE"
“Back in the saddle” = when you return to your typical routine after a break.
Now that the holidays are over, I’m sure that you’re back in the saddle and ready to learn more English.


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