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24 / 01 / 2007

BODY EXPRESSIONS: BUTT: meaning and examples

Good morning.

Today we continue looking at expressions that use parts of the body in them. Today we will look at some slang (argot) expressions that use BUTT (culo).

Today's 1st expression is: to be the butt of something

It means: to be the person or thing that other people often criticize or joke about.

Example 1
When she was young, she was the butt of a lot of cruel jokes.

Today's 2nd expression is: to butt in on somebody or something

It means: to interrupt a conversation rudely. It can also mean to become involved in a situation that doesn't concern you. 

Example 2:
Whenever I tried to explain why I missed the meeting, the boss kept butting in; she wouldn't let me speak!

Example 3:
Why are you always butting in on my private life
? I didn't ask you to!

Today's 3rd expression isbutt out (spoken, especially in US English)

It is used: to tell somebody, rudely, to go away or to stop interfering in something that does not concern them.

Example 4:
Butt out Janet! This is none of your business!

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