Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Hi everybody, and welcome to another edition of "Which phrase is it?"! A game where we test your ability to tell when to use the appropriate phrase at the right time, so you can become a native speaker! Of course, no native speaker would ever make a mistake with these phrases, and our job is to make sure you get them correct. So after we play the game, we're going to take some time to explain them to you. Are you ready? We're going to go to the board. Now remember, as always, there are ten points for each correct answer. I will first ask you which one. You won't know the answers until we complete all of the phrases. And at that time, we will review - sorry, review - reveal the correct phrase and we're going to test and see your knowledge. Get a pencil and paper, write down your answer. You can't cheat because, of course, we want to know, "Which phrase is it?" Let's go to the board. It seems E is already playing with mirror E, and they're neck and neck. What does that mean? I don't know, but we'll find out. Let's start off with the first. Which phrase means to be a bad dancer? Which phrase means to be a bad dancer? Is it "Toe to toe" or is it "Two left feet"? Did you write down your answer? Good. Now we're going on to question number two. Which phrase means to agree with other? Which phrase means to agree with each other? Is it "Eyeball to eyeball" or "Eye to eye"? Is it "Eyeball to eyeball" or "Eye to eye"? Answer it now. Question number three. Which phrase means to meet someone in the same place, or at the same place? What does it mean - which phrase means to meet someone in the same place, or at the same place? Is it "Head to head" or "Face to face"? Which phrase is it? Number four, which phrase means sarcastic? Which phrase means sarcastic? Is it "Tongue in cheek" or "Hand to mouth"? Which one? And the final one, which phrase means to be in a tie? A tie? A tie? Don't worry about it. A tie. Okay, we'll have to come back to, what does he mean? Is that a bow tie? Is it "Neck and neck" or "Cheek to cheek"? To be in a tie, is it "Neck and neck" or "Cheek to cheek"? Do you have all of your answers lined up? Let's see if you got them correct. Which phrase means to be a bad dancer? Well, it is "Two left feet". If you got that correct, give yourself 10 points. If you didn't get it correct, you better stick around, 'cause you've got some lessons to do. Next one was: Which phrase means to agree with each other? Which phrase means to agree with each other? Is it "Eyeball to eyeball" or "Eye to eye"? Answer is "Eye to eye". If you got "Eye to eye", you get 10 points. Congratulations, some of you have 20 points. And if you don't know which is which, you know what you have to do. Number three: Which phrase means to meet someone at the same place? Is it "Head to head" or "Face to face"? Cheek to cheek - sorry, going crazy. No music time. It's "Face to face". If you got "Face to face", you have now earned yourself 30 points. Don't know why it's not "Head to head"? Stick around. Finally - not finally, sorry. Almost finally: Which phrase means sarcastic? Which phrase means sarcastic? Is it "Tongue in cheek" or "Hand to mouth"? Did you say "Tongue in cheek"? Congratulations, you've just earned yourself another 40 points. And the final one we have here is: Which phrase means to be in a tie? What? You're confused by "tie"? You think it's my stylish bow tie? No. A tie means when two individuals, corporations, or animals at courses, "NEIGH!", are in a race and they are - are they "Neck and neck" or "Cheek to cheek"? If you wrote "Neck and neck", you got 10 points. You earned 50 points and you, my friend, are a phrasal verb champion! But do you know what all ten mean? Stick around, and after this, we'll take it up on the board where we'll do definitions, you'll get your bonus round, and your homework. Right after this commercial break. God, I'm going to get a divorce and the dog died... not enough vodka in the world to... HI!! Welcome back to the phrase game, that's right! Ahem. Tough job I have. Okay. And on the phrase game, we're going to go over the answers from our earlier segment, after that spot from our sponsors. Are you ready? Let's go to the board. So, "Toe to toe", if you don't know, toe, foot. Going toe to toe is an aggressive way to get me to - so either you're fighting or you're arguing. And you're standing directly in front of the person, toe to toe. So your toes might be touching. To have two left feet is to not be graceful. That means you're not a good dancer and you're not good at sports. What does that mean? Well, this is my left hand, but for you at home, it probably looks on this side. These work together - sorry, let me put the mic down. These work together. If you do this, they don't work so well. So, it's very difficult to move properly. So you'll be bad at sports and you will be bad at dancing. So, to have two left feet means you would have two of these feet, left side, and they don't work well. So, you're not very graceful. Eyeball to eyeball to face someone in an aggressive way. So if I did this, that's aggressive. Really close, our eyes touch, that's eyeball to eyeball. So, we're facing someone in an aggressive way. Which seems similar to "Eye to eye", but it's not. When you see eye to eye, it means you agree. So maybe you're both looking in the same direction going, "Yes, that's good". To agree. You have the same view or point of view and the same opinion. Number three: head to head. There seems to be a lot of violence in today's lesson. Going head to head is direct competition. It can mean conflict, which is fighting, but head to head competition - if you said Apple, and let's say Apple and Microsoft are in head to head competition. They were competing with each other directly. It doesn't necessarily mean fighting, but they are competing. Face to face, well, in the modern age, we're very lucky. Many of us go on our cell phones and talk, but we actually never meet the person on the other side of the cell phone. When you go face to face, you put away the cell phone, you're not on the radio or the telephone. You go to meet them, open the door and say, "Hi, I'm James. And we're now meeting face to face." Tongue in cheek. Tongue - it means to not be serious about what you're saying. So, if you said to somebody, "You'd look good dressed up as a red tomato", I'm not serious. I'm being sarcastic. It doesn't mean I'm lying. So, someone says to you, "He said it tongue in cheek", they're saying don't worry, he was just joking. He wasn't, or she wasn't being serious. Now, to say "hand to mouth", this is kind of a sad one. Many people in the world today live hand to mouth. And what that means is they only have enough for their immediate needs. What does that mean? It means they don't have enough money to put in the bank to save or to buy a house or even buy good food. They just have enough money to do what they have to do in that moment, and no extra. And it's not just an African or a South American problem. It's a worldwide problem. A lot of people live in poverty and don't have money and they live hand to mouth. Neck and neck and cheek to cheek, toe to toe - okay. Neck and neck. Well, you could see - we don't have it here, but E was neck and neck. This is an interesting one for all of you soccer fans, you'll know this one. Where this is a tie - and when I say tie, the score is 1 - 1, or 0 - 0, 2 - 2 is a tie. But it also could be neck and neck. There is a difference. When there is a tie, the numbers are the same. If you have two points and I have two points, we're at a tie. When we're competing or playing a game with each other, we could be neck and neck, which means very close. So, if you're watching a soccer game with your friend and you go to the washroom and come back and go, "Hey, how's Arsenal doing?" And he goes, "Manchester and Arsenal are neck and neck." It doesn't mean they have the score, but they're in the same place, okay? They could have the same score, but they're almost equal. So, you could say, "Manchester United and Arsenal are neck and neck on the score", like the games, which means they're almost the same, 20 - 21. Not a tie. Got it? Alright. So now, you've learned "tie". You can sound really smart, right? Like a native speaker. Alright. So, and the last one is cheek to cheek. Cheek, and we usually use it for sitting or dancing. It's a phrase that usually goes "They were sitting cheek to cheek" or dancing cheek to cheek, which means this cheek is on someone else's cheek and they were dancing very closely. So, if you're dancing cheek to cheek, you're very close. If you're sitting cheek to cheek because, believe it or not, your bum has cheeks. And if you're sitting real close, you're sitting cheek to cheek, bums are touching. Yes! We are having l'amour. Anyway. I hope you got - if you didn't get ten - sorry. I actually thought that was funny, which is bad. But if you didn't get 5/5 before, I'm hoping by going over it now, looking at the quiz I gave at the beginning for the quiz game, looking at the explanations, you will understand which is which. Which is nice. You use your curiosity to come back to the second half to learn. Because of that, you deserve a bonus, alright? So, I'm going to give you three bonuses. They have some similarities, in which I used foot, head, and neck that we used before, but I'm going to show you something very different. Because in the first five, there was a lot of competition. So, we're using body parts, describe a lot of competition, yeah? In this, I'm going to show you something completely different using the same three words. Now, when you put your foot down, it means to refuse or tell someone you're not going to let this happen. If you had - okay, some of you guys are kids, and some of you guys are parents, so you'll understand. If you're a parent and your child comes home late every night, you might say, "I'm putting my foot down! You have to be home at 7:00 all the time!" Which means I'm not going to allow you to come home late anymore. It's my house, you're going to listen. If your boss at work says, "I'm putting my foot down, Jones! You've been late four times this week. One more time, you're fired!" It means you're not allowed to be late anymore, or you'll be fired. When someone says they're putting their foot down, they're saying to you, "I will not let this behavior or this action happen again." There will be consequences. Don't let me put my foot up your - that's a different thing. That's another video. Put our heads together. Now, imagine - here's me and here's E. And Mr. E and put our heads together. It's so cute, right? No. When you put your heads together, it's like you double the brainpower. So, when you have a problem and you say to somebody, "We need to put our heads together on this", it means we need to come together, work together to solve a problem. So, in a marriage, if the husband and wife are not happy, they need to put their heads together to come up with a solution so they both can be happy. Right? Or in business, if you have a problem, "Jones! I don't know how this new product is going to go. We need to get the team, get their heads together, and figure out a solution." Work together, okay? So, work together would be simple. Now, put your neck on the line. When you put your neck on the line, it means your put yourself in a dangerous situation where people might change their opinion about you, or you could get in serious trouble. If you have a friend, say Mr. E. I have a job and Mr. E wants to work with me. I know Mr. E isn't a great worker, but I tell my boss, "Boss, E is the best worker around."