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Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is idioms 269. The idiom today is in droves.
Okay. Let's take a look at the note here. If we say someone arrives or does
something in droves, it means they arrived or did something
in large amounts or or large numbers. Okay. Let's continue. The origin seems to
come from the use of droves referring to large numbers of animals gathered
together and usually moved from place to place, especially cattle. You know, so they
may travel or move them in droves. So it's the same idea. Okay. Let's look at
the first example here. Example number one. Many supporters are leaving that
political party in droves. Yeah. If they have some scandals or something like
that. Or maybe they just don't like what they represent anymore. They may leave in
droves, like large numbers of them. Or number two here. Border security claims
that many illegal aliens are trying to cross the border in droves.
Okay, You might have heard of that reported. Number three,
early bird shoppers arrived in droves to take advantage of that clearance sale.
Yeah. Maybe it's one of the big department stores. They are having a
clearance sale once a year. Discounting a lot of things. So a lot of people will
arrive early in droves to try to get the good stuff before it's gone
basically. Okay. Anyway I hope you got it. I hope it's clear. Thank you for your time.
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English Tutor Nick P Idioms (269) In Droves

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anitawu12 published on August 19, 2019
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