05 / 12 / 2007

ASS-3: meaning and examples

Good morning.

Today we are going to look at a couple of expressions with the word ass/arse that mean hurry up!

Today's first expression is: get one's ass into gear

Meaning: a rude way of telling someone to hurry up; this expression is especially popular in US English.

Example 1:
Come one! Get your ass into gear! We have to be at the airport in ten minutes!

Today's second expression is: move your ass

Example 2:
Would you please move your ass! I've been waiting for almost an hour. When are you going to be ready?

When we want someone to come quickly, we often say get your ass over here.

Example 3:
Ryan. Get your ass over here right now! I have something important to discuss with you.

Rembember... these expressions are perfect for the pub, but be careful when and where you use them.

Remember also that today is the last Daily Vitamin until Monday, December 10th, when we will continue with expressions using the words ass/arse.

Enjoy the rest of your day and have a wonderful long weekend!

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