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    hello teachers

    could please explain the meaning of the following :

    (I got a chuckle out of your haste in buying another one to fill in for the loss of your old set)

    (I am hooked on watching CNN)

    what is meant by (got a chukle out of your haste) and (hooked on)
    in the above sentences

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by lolo
    hello teachers

    could please explain the meaning of the following :

    (I got a chuckle out of your haste in buying another one to fill in for the loss of your old set)

    (I am hooked on watching CNN)

    what is meant by (got a chukle out of your haste) and (hooked on)
    in the above sentences

    Thanks
    "Chuckle out of your haste" is not an idiom. The word "chuckle" means a quiet ot minor laugh. "To get a chickle out of something" is to find something mildly humorous. The word "haste" just means "a quick action, not usually well thought out.

    "Hooked on" means addicted to. It can be used with drugs, alcohol, or just about anything else. In this case, it is a cable news network.

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    Is it not " I am hooked on TO watching CNN"

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    Default Re: idioms

    No.
    It could be, "I'm hooked on CNN," or, "I'm hooked on watching CNN," but never "I'm hooked on to watching CNN."

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