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Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Idioms 258. The idiom today is to pop the
question. Okay. Let's take a look at the note here.
If someone, usually a man pops the question, he proposes marriage. It is
basically a more humorous way, a more funny way to ask someone to marry you. All right.
Let's continue. They say the idiom has existed since 1725. So that's when they
first started hearing it used. But it used to mean just asking something
important. So it could have referred to many different types of questions at
that time. The idiom took on the meaning of proposing around 1826 and today it is
mostly used for this meaning. We don't usually say to pop the question when
it's in reference to something else. We mostly use it for you know, proposing or
asking someone to marry today. All right. Let's continue. We have several examples
here how it will be used. Example number one. He has been dating her for eight years.
When is he finally going to pop the question ? Yeah. This is very typical of the
way you may hear it used. Number two. Bob is taking her on a romantic holiday
where he plans to pop the question. Okay. Good and number three. Traditionally,
if a man was going to pop the question he would get down on one knee to do it.
Yeah. Well in the West a lot of times, you always see this in the movies. I'm not
sure how many men do this in real life, but in the movies we see it done a lot.
Let's look at number four. You need to prepare an engagement ring before you
pop the question. This is typically the way we use it. It's very, very common and
it tends to be one of the more funny ways to refer to proposing or asking
someone to marry you . Okay. Anyway, I hope you got it. I hope it is clear. Thank you for
your time. Bye-bye.
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English Tutor Nick P Idioms (258) Pop The Question

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anitawu12 published on July 17, 2019
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