Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: for a spin

  1. #1

    Smile for a spin

    when one says: "She bought the new jeans for a spin" what does the expression "for a spin" mean.

    • Join Date: Apr 2007
    • Posts: 66

    Re: for a spin

    Hi! Where does this expression take place?
    Can you send the extension of this sentence?
    And can you send the previous sentences?

  2. Ouisch's Avatar
    Key Member
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Mar 2006
    • Posts: 4,142

    Re: for a spin

    The phrase "take for a spin" originated in reference to automobiles. If you took a car out for a short drive, usually a test drive when you were considering whether or not to buy it, it was called "taking it out for a spin." Eventually the phrase went on to describe anything that you were trying out. In this case, the girl bought a new pair of jeans and was wearing them out someplace for the first time. "What should I wear today?" (looks through closet) "I guess I'll take these new jeans out for a spin."

  3. #4

    Cool Re: for a spin

    Thanks Ouisch for the "automobile test" meaning of the expresiion. In the meantime, I will try to lay hands on the original advertisement for its previous and extended sentence for Houlon, to have better apprehension of the expression.

  4. #5

    Question Re: for a spin

    Sorry, not "apprehension" but better comprehension of the expression.

Similar Threads

  1. "to spin a tire"
    By possopo in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 23-Sep-2006, 15:46
  2. spin off
    By Itasan in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-Feb-2006, 05:19
  3. put a positive spin on
    By svforumer in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 29-Jun-2005, 20:57
  4. spin got to see Kerry unspun
    By NewHope in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-Oct-2004, 23:41
  5. spin team ?
    By japanjapan in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 13-Apr-2004, 19:44


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts