August 6, 2019
3 Phrases To Show Excitement in English – English Vocabulary
How are you doing?
I’m so happy to be here with a new post! You might have noticed, but I haven’t posted for a couple of weeks. I was on vacation! Yes! Resting, sleeping, eating and having fun in Buenos Aires Argentina! But now I am back and ready to post new tips for you here on the blog, on Instagram, on youtube and facebook! Are you ready?
In today’s post, we will talk about a nice verb/expression you should know. After all, we never know when this situation might happen to us. In this kind of post, I like to talk about expressions, verbs, and idioms that we don’t usually study on books. I like to show you expressions, verbs, and idioms that I see in movies and TV shows. So every post from this category, be sure that it is gonna be something I saw in a movie and or TV series, or even during a Talk show!
Today we will talk about the verb “flick” More specifically, to “flick someone”. Before I explain it to you, watch this short scene from Friends, where Rachel and Monica are having a heated conversation, well more like a fight
Rachel is angry that Monica is NOT letting her explain and talk, so she suddenly “FLICKS” Monica.
What is to Flick someone? You use your finger and hit the other person usually because you want their attention or just because you are angry at this person or even because you are playing, it doesn’t have to be only because of a fight or because you are angry, ok?. You make a quick movement with your finger and thumb together, just like in this picture
What I like about this verb is that you don’t only “flick” someone with your finger. You can use an object to flick someone. For example
My sister flicked a wet towel at me
We were having breakfast when my brother started flicking breadcrumbs at me (breadcrumbs – very small pieces of bread)
There are different ways to use this verb. I like to emphasize this to my readers and students every time I post about expressions, phrasal verbs, and idioms. English is a very flexible language and sometimes you may find this verb being used in a completely different situation.
Now, I have some questions for you! I would love to see your answers here in the comments section below!
Well, guys, this is it! I hope you enjoyed this post. It is a simple verb, but it will be very nice to use it and to understand it whenever you listen to it in movies or TV series!
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