#139 – TO POLISH OFF


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  • Catherine Bear

    Luke, who is Jeff? Maybe you can invite him to the podcast… ;-))

  • Mysterious

    Thanks for Yoko’s work and I’ve further proofread it. And here is the transcript:

    Hello there! Here is another phrasal verb episode for you. My name is Luke Thompson. I am an English language teacher. You knew that already, didn’t you? I expect so. If you are a regular listener to this phrasal verb podcast. This is a podcast in which you can learn a phrasal verb every single day! And we are now up to episode NO.139, so that’s 139 days worth of phrasal verbs for you.The plan is to keep going until I get to 365. When am I ever going to do that? I wonder. One day, I will get there.That is the plan.It is a long-term plan. Because, let’s face it – learning English is a long-term process,isn’t it? Yes,it is. Okay then, this episode is called No.139 POLISH OFF,TO POLISH OFF. Polish something off.”Polish”, that’s spelt p-o-l-i-s-h, and “off” – that o double f –, “off”.By the way,o double f is pronounced /ɒf/ (without vibration),and o-f,just one f, is pronounced /ɒv/ (with vibration). So in this case ,is “polish off”,not “polish of”,that is not a phrase. So polish something off, usually this means to eat something or to drink something until it’s all gone. And often it means to eat or drink something fairly quickly until there is nothing left. Okay. To completely finish something. For example, for example, I made a couple of pizzas for everyone, made a couple of pizzas, put them on a table,and then within about 15 minutes they polish them off. So I made a couple of pizzas for my friends and within a couple of minutes my friends had polished them off. Okay? Or something like this,I bought some biscuits earlier.I put some biscuits into drawer.And it was only a couple of hours ago, they’ve already been polished off. Someone polished them off in just an hour or so. Jeff, I am looking at you.For example,to polish something off, just means to finish it quickly usually eat or drink something kind of quickly, alright? For example, we are going to make more biscuits than that, so I know this group,I know this team,they like to eat biscuits.And 30 packages is not going to be enough, they will polish them all off in a matter of minutes, I imagine. So, polish something off,okay? To eat them quickly,or drink quickly. Also, “polish off” can mean to, sort of, to defeat or kill, like to finish off, to finish someone off. For example, I’ve been teaching all week, I’ve been teaching all day, every day for 6 weeks and oh my god that last lesson nearly polished me off,for example. That’s life so exhausted from teaching English that the last lesson really polished me off, it nearly killed me, it nearly finished me off. So there you go! I’ve just done another episode of “A Phrasal Verb a Day”.I am a bit tired but it hasn’t polished me off. No, I am going to keep going,thanks for listening to this.There will be more of this kind of thing coming into your direction soon. I should just give a shout-out to all of the people involved in transcribing these episodes,especially to Andrew, I am calling you Andrew, I am calling you Andrew, Andrew. You do have a polish name, I am using your English name. Because this is supposed to be a British English podcast. Anyway, I could use your polish name, “Andrech”.I don’t know how to say it properly. Anyway,thank you very very much for transcribing so many of these episodes of this podcast and anyone else who has been involved in the transcription of these podcast episodes. Everyone else is listening to these and there are thousands of you who listen to this actually. Everyone else don’t forget to visit this website where you can actually find all of the transcripts of these episodes. And that is going to be really useful for you because you can actually see every single word that I say. The transcripts are written by listeners.And then they are published on the website after I have proofread them. So go to teacherluke.co.uk/ pv. That’s, “p”for police, and “v” for verb.I would say “p” for phrasal,but obviously that sounds like an “f” doesn’t it? Anyway,teacherluke.co.uk/ pv,and you ‘ll find an archive of every single episode of this series. And they all have transcripts. Okay, that is it for this one then. I will speak to you in another episode soon. But for now, it is time to say goodbye.

    • Yoko Kuok

      Thank you very much!

  • Yoko Kuok

    Hi,Luke.I am Yoko. It is my first time to comment your podcast.As well as it is my first to transcript a podcast. Some words I can’t hear clearly. Then I use “___” to remark.I hope it can be showed on your podcast one day.At meantime.Tell me what I wrote it wrong after you correct the transcript.I will appreciated. Thanks.

    Here is my transcription of this episode:
    Hello,there.Here is another phrase verb episode for you. My name is Luke Thompson. I am an English teacher. You knew that already,didn’t you? I expect so. If you are a regular listener to this phrase verb podcast. This is a podcast which you can learn a phrase verb every single day.And we are now up to episode NO.139, so that 139 days ____ phrase verbs for you.The plan is to keep going to like get to 365. Why am I gonna do that? I wonder,one day I will get there.That is a plan.It is a long-term plan. Because less????_______ phrase learning English is a long-term process,isn’t it? Okay,this episode is called No.139 POLISH OFF,TO POLISH OFF,to polish something off.”Polish”that spell p-o-l-i-s-h, and “off” that o double f, “off”.By the way,o double f is pronounced “off”,and o-f,just one f,pronounced “f”.So in this case ,is “polish off”,not “polish of”,that is not a phrase. So polish something off, usually this means to eat something or to drink something until it’s all gone. And often it means drink something very quickly until it is nothing left???_____ To complete with something. For example, for example, I make a couple of pieces for everyone, make a couple of pieces put on a table,and then without 15 minutes they polish them off. So I made couple of pieces for my friends within a couple of minutes my friends have polished them off. Okay? Or something about like this,I brought some biscuits this earlier.I put some biscuits into the drawer.And it is only a couples hour ago, they’ve already been polished off. Someone polished them off just within an hour also. Jeff, I am looking at you.For example,to polish something off, just means to finish quickly usually eat or drink something kind of quickly alright. For example, we gonna make more biscuits than that, so I know this group,I know this team,they like to eat biscuits.And 13 packages is not enough, they will be polish them off within two minutes polish something off,okay? To eat them quickly,or drink them quickly also.”Polish” can mean to sort,to def______ or kill, like to finish off, to finish someone off. For example .I’ve been teaching all week, I’ve been teaching all day, every day for 6 weeks and oh my god last lesson is really polish me off,for example.So exhaust to teach English.The last lesson really polish me off, it really kill me, it really finish me off. So them just go an another episode a phrase verb a day.I am a bit tired but it hasn’t polished me off,now I am keep going,thanks for listening to this.There will be more this kind of things coming into your dia____ soon.I should just give a shout out to all of people involved in transcribing this episode,especially to Andrew, I am calling you Andrew, I am calling you Andrew, Andrew. You do have a polish name, I am using your English name. Because this is a post to English podcast.Anyway, I could use your polish name, ________.I don’t know how to say properly. Anyway,thank you very very much for transcribing so many episodes at this podcast. And anyone else have been involved in transcription of this podcast episodes.Anyone else listening to this? There are thousands of you listen to this actually. Everyone else don’t forget to visit this website where you can actually find all of transcripts of these episodes. And that can be really useful for you because you can actually see every single words what I am saying. The transcripts are written by listeners.And then they publish on the website after I put right???______ them. So go to teacherluke.co.uk fort-slash???____ p-v.”p”for please,”v” for verb.I would say “p” for phrasal,but opposite, that sounds like a ___ isn’t it? Anyway,teacherluke.co.uk fort-slash???____ p-v,and you ‘ll find _____ a very single episode series. And they all have transcripts. Okay, that is it. For this one, Then I will speak to in another episode soon. But for now, it is time to say goodbye.