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    Smile difficult sentences

    dear all in these sentences
    1)You know,
    when a boy's lungs drop.
    Hey, Reese, how'd it
    go with the principal?
    Fantastic.
    I love when they get old and
    they start just phoning it in.
    He's actually willing to believe
    this is from obsessive hand washing.
    i've not understood phoning it in

    2)Just let me have one more to get it (it is cigarette)
    out of my system. We can start...
    i've not understood get it out
    thank you


    • Join Date: Nov 2009
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    Re: difficult sentences

    Phoning it in is slang for doing something in a perfunctory, lazy way without really caring if it's done well or correctly.

    Before he called it quits, he was just phoning it in. (about a veteran TV actor whose performances became stale not long before he quit the show)

    In the second sentence, it seems to represent the need to smoke and out begins the prepositional phrase out of my system. The speaker wants to smoke one more cigarette in order to satisfy her/his urge for a smoke.

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