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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Verb Phrase 161. The verb phrase today is to egg

  • on. Okay. Let's take a look at the note here. If someone eggs on another person

  • he or she encourages or urges another person to do a particular thing,

  • especially something that may be foolish or out of the ordinary. So we say

  • somebody eggs another person on. All right. Let's continue. The origin of this phrase

  • is not from or is not connected to real eggs like from a chicken. You know, so if

  • you hear egg on, it doesn't have anything to do with chicken eggs. The egg part of the

  • phrase 'egg on' is actually a variant. You know, a variation of a variant, of the

  • word edge. Okay. I guess it's kind of like the idea of you know, pushing somebody to

  • the edge too, to do something. The word "eddja' E-D-D-J-A from the Old Norse language

  • that the Vikings used is meant to encourage or push someone to do

  • something. So this is where it really comes from. All right. Great.

  • And now we just have three examples to cover this. Example number one. His

  • friends egged him on and he did it out of peer pressure. We see this in the

  • movies. Maybe you know, to smoke something or do something. Maybe or steal something.

  • Maybe something foolish or out of the ordinary. But his friends you know, kind of

  • encouraged him or pushed him from peer pressure.

  • So they egged him on. Okay. Let's look at number two here. She didn't want to sing

  • at karaoke, but everyone who was present egged her on. You know, kind of pushed her.

  • Come on do it. Do it. You know something like that. Or number three. He got drunk

  • because several of his college buddies egged him on to chug several beers. You

  • know , that's when they drink it down completely. Like bottoms up one (gulping noises).

  • Like that. And of course by doing this he ended up getting very drunk at

  • the party because his buddies egg him on. Come on

  • do it. You know, something like that. Anyway, I hope you got it. I hope it's clear.

  • Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.

Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Verb Phrase 161. The verb phrase today is to egg

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