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  • Hello and welcome to The English We Speak

  • with me, Feifei

  • and me, Roy.

  • We may sound a little differentthat's

  • because we are not able to record in our normal

  • studios during the coronavirus outbreak. In

  • this programme, we have an expression that

  • is used to describe publically criticising

  • someone. Roy, why are you hiding under

  • the desk?

  • Well, I'm a bit scared at the moment. Neil

  • said you were throwing shade at me, so I don't

  • want to get hit. I guess it was you who

  • smashed the window throwing all that

  • shade around.

  • Roy! I'm not throwing anything physically.

  • I was throwing shade at youthat means

  • I was publically criticising you. I was telling

  • everyone how terrible your favourite T-shirt

  • is. You always wear it, but the film on it

  • is so uncool. Who likes

  • 'Gibbons by the Sea'?

  • I doit's a brilliant film. You should

  • stop throwing shade. I love this T-shirt;

  • it's a classic.

  • It's not a classicit's old. Also,

  • I did smash that window as I literally threw

  • a bag of your other terrible T-shirts out

  • of the window.

  • We'll talk about it more after these examples

  • Ece got really angry when she caught her friend

  • throwing shade at her.

  • Hey! Don't throw shade at my job! It may

  • not pay well, but I enjoy it!

  • Joan never throws shade.

  • She's so chilled out.

  • This is The English We Speak from BBC

  • Learning English and we're talking about

  • the expression 'throw shade', which

  • describes the act

  • of publically criticising someone.

  • I can't believe you threw my bag of T-shirts

  • out the window. I know you don't like my

  • T-shirts, but you should stop throwing shade

  • at me.

  • OK, I will. I'm sorry, Roy. Actually, do

  • you want to know a secret? I love your T-shirts.

  • I wanted to buy one, but I couldn't find

  • one.

  • Well, I have a spare in the bag. You can have

  • my other 'Gibbons by the Sea' T-shirt

  • and then we can have matching T-shirts in

  • the office. We'll look so cool.

  • Yes we will! Bye, Roy.

  • Bye, Feifei.

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