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in spades

in spades

Date: Dec 20 2007

Themes: Pop Culture, Work

引語

1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“I’ve had it all. I’ve had it in spades. It’s been an incredible career.”

- Actress Angela Lansbury on her success as an actress. (Entertainment Weekly)

定義

1. 定義 - Study the definition.

many; in the extreme

2. 用法 - Learn how the slang is used.

Do you the different suits of playing cards? There are clubs, diamonds, hearts and spades. In a lot of games, spades is the best one.

So when you say you have something in spades, it means that you have more of it than other people. It can be a quality or an object, and it can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on what the thing is. For instance, to say “Nick and Charlie both have intelligence in spades,” means they’re both really smart. But to say “Michelle’s house has rats in spades” means that she has a problem.

Angela Lansbury has been an actress for over 50 years. She’s starred in everything from the Disney classic Bedknobs and Broomsticks to the detective TV show Murder She Wrote. She’s played all kinds of roles and been good in all of them. She’s had experiences and success in spades.

範例

1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“I think she’s perfect for the job. We need someone with ambition and charm and she’s got those things in spades.”

“You need tires? You’re lucky. I’ve got tires in spades. What size do you need?”

“We knew this was a bad neighborhood, but we’ve had problems in spades since we moved here.”

猜對了

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

ozdamarb great, extremely
作者 ozdamarb
susanking to a considerable degree
作者 susanking
annan69 in the extreme; without restraint
作者 annan69
Darlene a lot; extreme; significant.
作者 Darlene
MVP In large amount or to a great degree
作者 MVP
zz-katee It means sth like 'to the full, to a great degree, plenty of sth', maybe..
作者 zz-katee
in large amounts or to a great degree
作者 ali_5242
in large amounts or to a very great degree.
作者 omar_beyaty

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DHM

Mexico

I had been living in a ugly city, it´s got problems in spades

01:46 PM Jan 25 2018 |

englishbabysaba

Malaysia

I have cats in spades who wants to adopt them

07:39 AM Jun 28 2013 |

1 person likes this

wilsonaliberti

Brazil

hello

07:00 PM Apr 04 2012 |

candy.face

candy.face

Syrian Arab Republic

niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice _

10:53 PM Sep 21 2011 |

mitra.700

mitra.700

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

My love to my parents and my husband is in spades.

12:10 PM Nov 23 2010 |

tiger_bagira

Greece

NICE

10:59 AM Nov 14 2010 |

tiger_bagira

Greece

NICE

10:58 AM Nov 14 2010 |

SÉRGIO

SÉRGIO

Brazil

E-Baby site has many good lessons in spades!!

04:26 PM Mar 11 2010 |

h g

China

I love e-baby,i know many friends from here

02:28 AM Mar 05 2008 |

t k awan

t k awan

Pakistan

In spades what i got is that someone is having somthings varity or someone has something alot.May be i am wrong may i am right and may be i am trying to have some knowledgr in spades.

12:11 PM Dec 26 2007 |

zeeshi

zeeshi

Pakistan

I wanna have slangs and vocabulary in spades.

08:01 AM Dec 26 2007 |

navidad

navidad

Viet Nam

well. I learnt a slang here. Maybe i’ll use it

01:15 AM Dec 26 2007 |

smiyia

smiyia

China

At the end of the tern,our final exams are coming, i have many exams in spades next month.

04:58 AM Dec 24 2007 |

CraneL

China

I have some books in spades

09:44 AM Dec 22 2007 |

Bizimana

Rwanda

English is Dificult for me Please Help me to Speak very well

09:08 AM Dec 22 2007 |

le hoang

le hoang

Viet Nam

oh! That is great! I love this lesson! thank you!

03:49 AM Dec 22 2007 |

Poli4ka

Poli4ka

Russian Federation

I want to have friends in spades

01:42 PM Dec 21 2007 |

li xu

li xu

China

E-baby has so many treasure knowledge points in spades I love it!

11:22 AM Dec 21 2007 |

molisameng

China

I hadn’t known the names of different suits in English until I googled after this lesson. I have new ideas about cards in spades.

06:59 PM Dec 20 2007 |

Tony09

China

OK I think I have got it

02:48 PM Dec 20 2007 |

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