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  • Hello everyone!

  • Welcome to Idiom 100, where we learn 100 commonly used idioms by native English speakers.

  • All of the explanations are in English, so it might be challenging for you,

  • but just try to imagine the meanings in your head and study hard and soon you'll be able to use these idioms in your conversations.

  • Is everyone ready? Let's begin.

  • Hello again everyone!

  • Today's idiom is: full plate.

  • Full plate.

  • Alright, so let's imagine you have a dinner plate here and you're thinking about your schedule for today, alright?

  • So, you're going to write down on note cards everything you have to do today, okay?

  • So, you're writing and putting them on the plate, writing, put the card on the plate.

  • And after 20 minutes, your plate is very full.

  • Wow! You have a lot of things to do today. You have full plate.

  • Alright, so let's think about this idiom and listen to its use in 2 examples.

  • Hey, do you wanna catch a drink some time this weekend?

  • Thanks, but sorry, my in-laws are coming and this weekend I have a full plate.

  • Alright, so his plate is full. He has a full plate, too many things to do.

  • So, he can't have drinks with his friend.

  • Alright, let's listen to another example.

  • Were you able to make reservations with the teacher you wanted?

  • The teacher I wanted had a full plate, so I found a different teacher instead.

  • Alright, so she wanted this teacher, but she was too busy. She had a full plate.

  • So, she found a different teacher.

  • Alright, so if you guessed it, you're right, a full plate means a full schedule, very busy.

  • Alright, and we can say it in two different ways.

  • For example, 'I have a full plate,' or, 'My plate is full.'

  • So, you can try either of these in a situation when you want to tell someone very naturally, 'I'm too busy for that.'

  • Yeah, I have too many things to do and that extra thing, I just can't do it.

  • Yeah, my plate is full. I have a full plate. I'm sorry.

  • Alright, and I hope your plate is not too full with English and all of your activities.

  • So, please be relaxed and enjoy and try using this idiom again soon and I'll see you next time.

Hello everyone!


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英語短語46/100:全盤 (Englisch Redewendung 46/100: Full plate)

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