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  • Neil: Hello and welcome to The English We Speak.

  • I'm Neil and joining me in this programme

  • is Feifei.

  • Feifei: Hi.

  • Neil: Beautiful day today, isn't it?

  • Blazing sunshine.

  • It's so warm.

  • Feifei: Yes it is, and luckily for you, your

  • shift is finished after this programme, isn't it?

  • Neil: Yep! But you have to stay here till

  • evening on the late shift. Ahhh I'm off to

  • the park

  • to enjoy the sun. I'd better buy some sun

  • cream, eh?

  • Feifei: Don't rub it in!

  • Neil: OK. See you later.

  • Voice: Two hours later.

  • Feifei: My word, Neil! What's happened to

  • you? You look like a lobster!

  • Neil: It's very hot and sunny out there.

  • Feifei: But what about the sun cream?

  • Neil: You told me 'not to rub it in' Feifei!

  • Feifei: OK, I think I need to explain

  • something.

  • We use the expression 'to rub something

  • in' when a person keeps mentioning

  • something another

  • person wants to forget. When I said 'don't

  • rub it in' I was fed up of hearing about

  • your wonderful afternoon in the sun while

  • I'm stuck here in the office!

  • Neil: Ah. So I actually should have rubbed

  • in this sun cream. Let's hear some

  • examples...

  • Don't rub it in. I know you beat me at tennis

  • but you don't have to keep mentioning

  • the score.

  • Carlos got into Oxford but I didn't. That's

  • bad enough, but he keeps rubbing it in by

  • talking about it all the time.

  • Feifei: This is The English We Speak and

  • in this programme

  • we're learning the phrase to 'rub it in'.

  • If a person 'rubs it in' it means they keep

  • mentioning something another person

  • wants to forget.

  • Neil: I want to forget that I've got such a

  • terrible sunburn.

  • Feifei: Well I won't rub it in and talk about

  • that sun cream you should have...

  • Neil: ... should have rubbed in.

  • Thanks Feifei.

  • Ouch!

  • Feifei: Bye!

  • Neil: Bye!

Neil: Hello and welcome to The English We Speak.

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Rub it in: The English We Speak

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    Samuel posted on 2018/04/14
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