English expressions - to shoot oneself in the foot - Thinking in English
To shoot oneself in the foot!

This expression means to do or say something that causes problems for yourself!

Expressions are a fun thing to learn and really useful part of English! Why don’t you try to incorporate some expressions into your daily English?


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202. Why Did Jacinda Ardern Resign as Prime Minister of New Zealand? (English Vocabulary Lesson) Thinking in English

JOIN THE CONVERSATION CLUB  — https://www.patreon.com/thinkinginenglish NEW YOUTUBE Channel!!! – https://www.youtube.com/@thinkinginenglishpodcast ENGLISH CLASSES – https://thinkinginenglish.link/ TRANSCRIPT – https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2023/01/25/why-did-jacinda-ardern-resign-as-prime-minister-of-new-zealand/ Jacinda Ardern, the well-known Prime Minister of New Zealand, has resigned after five years in the job. From mass shootings and Covid-19, to having a baby in office, Ardern dealt with many issues and became popular around the world. Today, let’s discuss why Ardern resigned as Prime Minister while learning some new vocabulary. INSTAGRAM – thinkinginenglishpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/thinkinginenglishpodcast/)  Blog – thinkinginenglish.blog YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/@thinkinginenglishpodcast Vocabulary Anti-vax (adj) – Opposing or refusing vaccination. Many anti-vax activists believe that vaccinations are dangerous Progressive (adj) – Favouring or advocating progress, change, improvement, or reform, especially social or political reform. The progressive movement has been pushing for greater social and economic equality Deputy (n) – A person appointed or elected to act as the substitute or representative of another. The deputy mayor will be in charge while the mayor is away on vacation. To criticise (v) – To express disapproval of; to find fault with; to judge adversely; to censure. The critics were quick to criticise the new play for its lack of depth Empathy (n) – The ability to understand and share the feelings of another. The therapist showed empathy towards her patient who was going through a difficult time To applaud (v) – showing approval, praise or admiration through actions or words. She was applauded for her response to the crisis, as many felt she handled it with grace and poise Handling (n) – The action of managing or dealing with something or someone. The  handling of the crisis by the government was criticized by many experts. Enough in the tank (phrase) – Sufficient amount of energy or resources to complete a task or maintain a particular level of performance. I'm feeling good today, I think I've got enough in the tank to run this marathon — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thinking-english/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thinking-english/support
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