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= to French kiss someone, to snog someone, to passionately kiss someone and maybe ‘do more’, but not full sex
“That’s the girl he got off with at your party”


Hello everybody. This is Luke here from Luke’s English Podcast and this year I’m teaching you a phrasal verb every day and I’m still going. Today’s phrase is ‘to get off with’ and that’s ‘to get off with someone’ and it has a sexual meaning. In the dictionary it says ‘to get off with someone’ means ‘to start a new sexual relationship with someone’, okay? For example:

– That’s the girl he got off with at your party.

Now, I don’t think it just means ‘to start a new sexual relationship’. Really, it means when you do something sexual with another person I think normally this means ‘to kiss’ but, you know, ‘to French kiss’, ‘to snog’, ‘to kiss very passionately’, you know? Normally that’s what ‘to get off with’ means but it can mean more than that. In fact, some people I think believe that ‘to get off with someone’ means ‘to do, kind of, everything except have sex with that person’ but basically I think it means ‘to kiss’, you know, ‘to French kiss a person’. Teenagers do this at parties. They go to parties, they got drunk and they get off with someone. If you’ve seen that TV show ‘Skins’, well, there you go, that’s an example. ’To get off with someone’, ‘to passionately kiss or snog someone’ maybe a little bit more but no sex, okay? Right. Good. So, just some examples, yeah, for example:

– That’s the girl he got off with at your party.

– I can’t believe he got off with her!

For example. Alright. There you go. That’s it. Another one of these tomorrow but for now – goodbye.

  • Denis Paraschuk

    Olivia has been eyeing Andrew up for a couple of hours. Finally, he decided to get off with her.

  • Gagatek

    You know what? He was getting off with her in front of the people. The party was crazy. They have drunk so much alcohol that they got off with one another. It’s unbelievable. They all had a moral hangover after the party. They definitely shouldn’t have mixed alcohol with marihuana.

  • María José

    Well, he left the party to walk her home but I can´t tell wether he got off with her or not.

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  • Andrzej

    Luke, what about your book? (I am a poet and I didn’t know it) Do you know that booksellers will have a problem with your book? They will have to decide whether present it together with the books about English language or maybe together with the books written by famous people

    • The book is currently gestating in my brain, and hopefully the bookshops will create a whole new shelf, just for me.

      • Andrzej

        In fact, I had something like that in my mind but I was too shy to say it openly. Thanks for new word ‘gestate’. It goes with ‘gestation’, for example: ‘Your book has a very long gestation period’. Easy to memorize because of an excellent context. Thanks again. Have a nice day.

      • It reminds me of this scene from The Life of Brian www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUBAx8jbYNs&feature=youtube_gdata_player

      • Andrzej

        You don’t mean this bit about reality, do you? Did you notice that they cannot refrain from laughing?