WOTW: rub 2
| - Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo |
先週は’rub’の動詞と名詞を見ました。This week’s #WOTW is dedicated to 'rub’ in phrases.
- [not have two — to rub together] I haven’t got two yen to rub together. (This is informal. It means to have none or hardly any of the specified item, especially money.)
- [the rub of the green] Playing against Barcelona is daunting but, who knows, maybe we’ll have the rub of the green! (Good fortune, especially as determining events in a sporting match. I golf, it is also an accidental or unpredictable influence on the course or position of the ball.)
- [rub one's hands] He married a Vanderbilt. His family must be rubbing their hands together. (Rub one's hands together to show keen satisfaction.)
- [rub it in] I know I made a mistake, but it was years ago. Please, stop rubbing it in. (This is informal. It means to emphatically draw someone's attention to an embarrassing or painful fact or mistake.)
- [rub shoulders] If they let me in to the VIP section, I will be rubbing shoulders with celebrities. (Associate or come into contact with another person.)
- [rub someone up the wrong way] I know you think it’s a good idea to buy her all this stuff, but I think you’re rubbing her the wrong way… (Irritate or repel someone.)
Tune in next week for the always practical phrasal verbs!