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    Smile Sod it

    Dear Teacher(s),

    I am looking for an explanation for "sod it". Here is the whole context:

    It may sound like a piece of cake going on juices only for 7 days (or maybe not!), but trust me, there will be a few ‘Sod it’ moments on the programme and this is where you need to be able to tap into the right psychology in that particular moment.

    Thank you & brgds
    Finn

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    Default Re: Sod it

    It's an expression of anger or frustration, so these are moments when things go worng or annoy you.

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    Default Re: Sod it

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It's an expression of anger or frustration, so these are moments when things go worng or annoy you.
    To my ear it's a bit more than that, in this context. In the context of a diet programme, the phrase is talking about a moment when something annoys you because it's too strict, and you decide for the time being to ignore the regimen (and have a bit of chocolate or whatever).

    Also, depending on Finn's level, it might be necessary to say that the phrase '"Sod it" moment' refers to a moment when you might be inclined to say 'sod it'.

    (Some language learners might also find it useful to know that '"Sod it" moment' isn't a current phrase, although its meaning is clear.)
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    Last edited by BobK; 22-Sep-2006 at 12:00. Reason: Layout

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    Default Re: Sod it

    well "Sod it" is normaly used when you talk informally, it should not be expressed when you write, unless you make a reported speach or you want to make an emphasis about the jargon.

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