In this video English lesson, part of my Daily Dose of English series from 2010-2011, I look at Kill
My moustache is killing me today. I don’t normally have a moustache, but I thought Id have one today. What do you think? Handsome, hey? Well, other things can kill us, besides moustaches. My feet are killing me because Ive been for a long walk. My backs killing me because I picked up some heavy weights. And we can kill anything thats alive. We can particularly kill two birds with one stone. Which means to do something… or to do two things with only the effort of one thing. We can also figuratively kill things, too. Like a light or an engine. Kill the light. Kill the engine. It means to turn them off. We can kill time, which means to use up time. Ive got a lot of time to kill. We can be dressed to kill. Very stylish and fashionable. A bit like me. If looks could kill… When somebody gives you a really nasty look. If looks could kill. And we could kill for something, too. Id kill for a Nobel Peace Prize. If you move in for the kill, youre preparing to do the final part of something. The salesman moved in for the kill. And you can make a killing. Which means to make a lot of money, or be very successful in something.
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