Catch Word #241 – Take the plunge

Culips Everyday English Podcast show

Summary: Life is full of important decisions, and some of them cannot be undone. You have to carefully navigate the world of decisions. In this Catch Word episode, Andrew and Jeremy discuss expressions that revolve around the major choices we make.<br> In this episode, our hosts talk about life-altering decisions, like marriage and when to change jobs, as well as those really uncomfortable ones, like euthanizing an animal. So get ready to take the plunge and work your butt off while studying with us!<br> <br> <br> <br> <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><br> </a><br> <a href=""></a><br> <br> <br> <br> Fun facts<br> To bite the bullet is one of the expressions studied in this episode. Andrew’s description of the visual image in his head is pretty close to the original imagery of the expression. The expression was coined by Rudyard Kipling in his novel The Light That Failed, and it describes someone having to bite down on an ammunitions cartridge to help deal with the pain of a difficult medical procedure.<br> <br> <br> Expressions included in the study guide<br> <br> <br> <br> * To take the plunge<br> * To take [something] lightly<br> * To pop the question<br> * To put [an animal] down<br> * To bite the bullet<br> * To work [one’s] butt off<br> <br> <br> <br> Copyright: <a href=""></a><br> For more information about this episode, visit<br> Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar<br>