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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Adjective Phrase 31. Yeah. The adjective phrase today

  • is two-faced. Okay. Let's take a look at the note here. If someone says that

  • another person is two-faced, he or she means that this particular person is

  • deceitful, like a liar and phony. A two-faced person will pretend to like

  • someone in their presence while they are there and be pleasant with them. Okay.

  • When that person walks away or goes away, the two-faced person will usually be

  • what we sometimes call like a backstabber. You walk away, they will say

  • bad things about you. They will stab you in the back, as you go away or while you are

  • away. That person ... Okay. The idea of this phrase or maybe they'll also badmouth.

  • That's another way. We say badmouth means they will criticize that person as well.

  • All right. Let's continue. The idea for the origin of this phrase comes from the

  • Latin god, Janus who had two faces. One at the front of her head and the other

  • behind her head looking backwards. The latin god Janus is also where we get the

  • name for the month of January. Yeah. It was supposed to be like looking at the

  • year before and looking ahead at the year for the future. So that's why we got

  • January from the goddess , Janus. Okay, and we just have a couple of examples to

  • cover this here. Example number one. I cannot stand Janice. She is two-faced She

  • pretends she likes you and then she will trash you. Trash you is also another way for

  • like criticizing you or bad-mouthing you. She will trash you the minute you

  • walk away. So she'll trash you to somebody else. Okay. And number two here.

  • Beware of two-faced backstabbers around the office. Some people will do anything

  • to get ahead. Yeah. Some people think by trashing other people or criticizing

  • them or backstabbing them somehow it will help them to move ahead of that

  • person. So there's a lot of people, especially in office politics, we hear

  • that might be two-faced. Anyway, I hope you got it . I hope it was

  • clear. I hope you enjoyed it. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.

Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Adjective Phrase 31. Yeah. The adjective phrase today

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English Tutor Nick P Adjective Phrase (31) Two-Faced

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    anitawu12 posted on 2019/09/26
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