字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 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.