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  • wait.

  • Welcome to English in a minute.

  • From home, a cannon used to be a common military weapon.

  • But what could this expression mean?

  • Loose cannon.

  • Jonathan, How did your virtual family reunion go?

  • Well, I've told you about my uncle Bill, right?

  • Yeah.

  • You said he's a bit of a loose cannon.

  • Uh oh.

  • What happened?

  • First, he insulted my mom's cooking.

  • Then he started yelling about politics.

  • I totally understand.

  • Every family has a loose cannon, a loose cannon.

  • Describe someone who can't be easily controlled.

  • No one can really predict how a loose cannon will act or what they might say.

  • Their actions can sometimes upset or even harm someone.

  • And that's English in a minute.

  • Yeah, yeah.


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English in a Minute: Loose Cannon

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/03/20
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