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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Verb Phrase 181. The verb phrase today is to get

  • ahead. Yeah. We have five meanings today and we'll give definitions and of course

  • examples for each of these five meanings. Here's the first one to progress or

  • advance in life. Okay. Many people still believe that you need a college

  • education to get ahead in life. So to advance in life. So that's one of the

  • ways that we use it. Or we have a second example for this one too. Some women

  • complain of hitting a glass ceiling and no longer feel they can get ahead in

  • their career. So if they hit that glass ceiling maybe that's their limits. They

  • don't feel they can advance more beyond that. Okay. Good.

  • Number two. Sometimes we just get head to simply mean to save money. I'm trying to

  • put away money for a house but I cannot get ahead these days. Meaning I can't

  • really save that money. They cut my hours at work and my expenses have been going

  • up. So it's twofold going against her and she's not able to get ahead by saving

  • money. All right number three. To move ahead of someone or something. So this is

  • physically to get ahead of them. I'm trying to make this train, but I cannot get

  • ahead of this class of small elementary students blocking the road. So he's just

  • trying to pass them by maybe. He's trying to rush. He knows the trains about to

  • leave and if they weren't there maybe he could run maybe could almost make it. But

  • they're blocking his way. They're slowing him down. They're small children. He can't

  • afford to run and he doesn't want to knock any of them down. So he's probably

  • not going to make it. Because they are blocking his way. He cannot get ahead of

  • them. Physically get ahead of them. Okay. Good. And let's see number four here. To

  • do better or beat someone or something. And you know, we can get ahead of them that way.

  • We are too many games behind the first-place team this late in the season.

  • We don't have enough time left to get ahead of them. So to get into first place.

  • Maybe they're running out of time. They can't get ahead of that. All right. Number

  • five here. To take action before doing something or something is revealed or gets known. So

  • you're trying to get ahead of like a story or get ahead of a report. That

  • company tried to get ahead of the scandal about to be reported and do some

  • damage control. So they start coming out and saying some things to try to defend

  • themselves. Even before the story got reported. They tried to get ahead of the

  • story. So to try to you know, lower it. You know, limit it.Try to do some damage

  • control before it got out of control. 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 181. The verb phrase today is to get

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English Tutor Nick P Verb Phrase (181) Get Ahead - Five Meanings

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    anitawu12 posted on 2020/02/06
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