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  • Hi. My name is Rebecca from www.engvid.com. In today's lesson, you're going to learn five

  • idioms with the word "world" in them. Okay? So, here we go.

  • First one: "They're on top of the world since they had a baby." What do you think it means?

  • "They're on top of the world since they had a baby." Well, it could be a lot of things

  • if you have a baby, but in this case, it means that they're very, very happy. So, to be on

  • top of the world means to be extremely happy about something; very joyful. Okay? To be

  • on top of the world.

  • Next one: "I think the world of my parents." So, what do you think that means? To think

  • the world of someone means to respect someone, to admire them. Okay? To value them. To think

  • the world of someone is to think very respectfully about someone. Okay?

  • Next, suppose somebody asked you: "So, what are you guys doing?" And you answer: "Nothing

  • much. Just sitting here watching the world go by." All right? So, what does it mean to

  • watch the world go by? To watch the world go by means really what it says, pretty much.

  • To not do anything much, to just sit, sit around, do nothing special, and the world

  • is going on. Okay? That's the expression: "to watch the world go by". It means to sit

  • around and do almost nothing, and certainly nothing important. Okay?

  • Next: "He had the whole world at his feet by the time he was 30." So, what do you think

  • that means? To have the world at your feet, or in this case, he had the whole world at

  • his feet means to become extremely successful, popular, admired. Okay? So, that's the expression

  • to have... Or the idiom: "to have the whole world at your feet".

  • Last one: "Congratulations on your new job! You're really moving up in the world." So,

  • the idiom is: "to move up in the world". What do you think it means? It kind of is easy

  • to figure out. It means to become more successful, to go up in social status, and so on.

  • All right?

  • So, we have here: "on top of the world", "to think the world of someone",

  • "to watch the world go by", "to have the whole world at your feet", and: "to move up in the world".

  • Okay?

  • So, which one of these means to not do anything special? Do you know?

  • Okay, it's the third one: "to watch the world go by". All right?

  • Which one means that somebody's extremely popular, and successful, and admired by lots

  • of people? What..? Which idiom is that?

  • "To have the whole world at your feet". Very good.

  • Okay. If you're very, very happy, let's say you're getting married or you just had a baby,

  • or you won the lottery, what could you say?

  • "I'm on top of the world." All right?

  • Means you're very, very happy.

  • Okay. What do you say about someone who is becoming more and more successful, getting

  • one promotion after another? What's happening to him or her?

  • They are "moving up in the world". Very good.

  • And if you respect someone very much, you could say that you:

  • "Think the world of them".

  • Again, an idiom is important... Idioms are important to learn because the individual

  • words don't always tell you the meaning; the entire expression tells you the meaning.

  • All right? So, that's why you have to learn idioms very carefully. The most important thing about

  • idioms is to understand them first, make sure you know, because people do use them very often.

  • And only when you really know how to use it, then you use it yourself in language,

  • especially if you are a language learner. Okay?

  • If you'd like to practice this a little bit more, please go to our website: www.engvid.com.

  • You could also subscribe to my YouTube channel for lots of other delightful English lessons.

  • All right? Thanks very much. Bye for now.

Hi. My name is Rebecca from www.engvid.com. In today's lesson, you're going to learn five

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