Interested in Language
In the "The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch, I have found some cliches given (PP.147-148) beyond my comprehension. Dear teachers, I would be much grateful if you could give me some hints about them:
Thanks a lot.
- Dance with the one who brung you.
- Whether you think you can or can't, you're right.
- Other than that, Mrs Lincoln, how was the play?
- To win one for the Gipper.
- To go out and execute.
- To keep the drive alive.
- To march down the field.
- To avoid costly turnovers.
- To win games in the trenches even if they were gonna feel it on Monday.
Wow there are lots here. I won't explain them all for you too much, but I'll see if I can give you some hints to help you figure them out, or give you some useful links!
"Whether you think you can or can't [do something], you're right."
Can you figure it out now?
death of Abraham Lincoln and be a bit of a bad joke about making the best of a bad situation.
George Gipp - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Does the literal meaning not make sense?
If you are still struggling with the ones I have given you hints for, just ask and I'll try and explain them more fully - but it's a better learning technique to try to figure them out from hints first I think!