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Thursday the 28th of February, 2013
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TO GET OFF SCOT-FREE

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Good morning!

This week we have explained a number of expressions related to being found guilty of a crime. Today is our last expression in this series.

Today's expression is: to get off scot-free

It means: to escape the consequences of a bad or criminal action without penalty.

Example 1:
He was found guilty of corruption but he got off scot-free because of his connections. He didn't have to go to prison or even pay a fine!

Example 2:
It's not fair! We both got caught cheating on the exam but you got off scot-free just because the teacher likes you. I got a zero! 

Now you have a lot of new vocabulary and you will be able to talk about any new cases of corruption that come up in the news!

Remember that tomorrow we offer the Essential Weekly Vitamin in Spanish.


Enjoy your day!


Wednesday the 27th of February, 2013
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TO STEP DOWN

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Good morning everyone!

Today's expression is: to step down

It means: to resign or to give in your resignation from a job position, or to reduce your current position to an inferior one.

Example 1:
I stepped down from my position as department coordinator because I wanted to reduce the number of hours I was working.

Example 2:
The senator refused to step down despite being accused of receiving money from an illegal slush fund.

Have a pleasant day!


Tuesday the 26th of February, 2013
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TO BE SENTENCED

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Good morning!

Today's expression is: to be sentenced (to a penalty)

It means: to be found guilty of a criminal action and given a penalty, such as a fine (money) or a prison sentence (spending time in prison).

Example 1:
The man was sentenced to 3 years in prison for bribery.

Example 2:
The defendant is going to be sentenced by the judge tomorrow for the celebrity murder case. It's going to be a media circus!

Enjoy your day!


Monday the 25th of February, 2013
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TO BE CAUGHT RED-HANDED

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Good morning!

I hope you had a great weekend! Last week we explained some words and expressions related to corruption. This week we're going to talk about some words and expressions related to the consequences of those actions!

Today's expression is: to be caught red-handed

It means: when somebody catches you in the middle of doing a criminal action.

Example 1:
The thief was caught red-handed as he was leaving the house. He was carrying a bag with stolen jewellery, money and electronic devices.

Example 2:
The accountant was caught red-handed while he was transferring money to an off-shore account.

Have a lovely day!


Friday the 22nd of February, 2013
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MAN (EWV)-4

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Hello everyone. Hoy terminamos nuestra serie de Essential Weekly Vitamins sobre expresiones con la palabra MAN.

Today's expression is: the man (and/or woman) in the street
(La expresión de hoy es: the man (and/or woman) in the street)

Meaning: an average or ordinary person, either male or female.
(Significado: una persona corriente de la clase llana, hombre o mujer.)

Example 1:
Our political leaders don't understand the views of the man in the street.
(Nuestros líderes políticos no entienden el punto de vista de una persona corriente.)

Example 2:
I think the average man or woman in the street doesn't fully understand the current financial crisis.
(Creo que los típicos hombres o mujeres corrientes no entienden del todo la actual crisis financiera.)

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Have a great day and an excellent weekend!