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  • Hello everyone!

  • Welcome to Idiom 100, where we learn 100 commonly used idioms by native English speakers.

  • All of the explanations are in English, so it might be challenging for you,

  • but just try to imagine the meanings in your head and study hard and soon you'll be able to use these idioms in your conversations.

  • Is everyone ready? Let's begin.

  • Hello everyone! It's great to see you.

  • Today's idiom is: rub someone the wrong way.

  • Rub someone the wrong way.

  • Alright, so rub, rub or rub, okay?

  • Let's imagine that we have a cat, alright?

  • And the cat is sitting on your lap and you're petting or rubbing the cat, right?

  • And when you rub the cat this way, he's happy and he's purring, happy cat, right?

  • If you rub the cat the wrong way, he's not happy anymore, right?

  • If you rub the cat this way, the wrong way, he gets really angry and jumps off, right?

  • He's not happy.

  • So, 'rub someone the wrong way'...

  • Let's listen to some examples and try to think of its meaning.

  • Did she rub you the wrong way? You seem to be mad at her.

  • Kind of. She said I look like I'm in my 40's, but I'm only 25!

  • Alright, so the girl told her she looks 40, but she's only 25, so it rubbed her the wrong way and she felt kind of not happy.

  • Alright, let's listen to another example.

  • How are you getting along with people in your class?

  • Well, my classmate rubbed me the wrong way when she said she didn't have time to help me.

  • Alright, so she said she doesn't have time to help and that rubbed her the wrong way.

  • She didn't want to hear that.

  • She wanted help and the classmate said, 'Nope, sorry, no time.'

  • That's not nice, yeah?

  • Okay, so 'rubbing someone the wrong way' means to give a bad impression or to make someone feel bad about you, right?

  • If someone rubs you the wrong way, you feel, 'I don't know. I don't know about this person.'

  • They seem not nice or they seem strange or they make me angry, right?

  • They rub me the wrong way.

  • If someone rubs you the wrong way, you don't want to be friends, yeah?

  • You're going to avoid that person who rubs you the wrong way.

  • Alright, so let's try not to rub anyone the wrong way and be careful when we use idioms and other things

  • that we sound natural and not making someone angry at us and rubbing them the wrong way, alright?

  • And I'll see you again next time! Thank you!

Hello everyone!

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