17 / 02 / 2010

DONE-3: meaning and examples

Good morning everyone. Today we continue our look at English expressions that use the participle done, which comes from the verb to do.  

Today's expression is: to be done in (informal)

Meaning: to be extremely tired.

Example 1:
Janet: would you like to go out for a drink?
Jack: I'm sorry Janet, but I am done in. I've had a long day and I'd prefer to stay home and watch TV, if you don't mind.

Example 2:
After running his first marathon, he was done in. He didn't even have lunch when he arrived. He went straight to bed.

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