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dialed in

dialed in

Date: Jun 26 2008

Themes: Sports, Tech

引語

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

“The whole season is to get ready for this point. It should be dialed in.”

- Basketball player Kobe Bryant on being ready for the playoffs and championship. (ESPN)

定義

1. 定義 - Study the definition.

perfectly tuned; optimized; well-coordinated; everything is in perfect condition

2. 用法 - Learn how the slang is used.

There are many variables in any project. A variable is something that changes. For instance, some variables for a basketball team are how much practice they’ve had, how well they’re shooting baskets and how good they are at defense. When all of these variables are going as well as they possibly can, the team is dialed in.

An interviewer asked Kobe Bryant if his team, the Lakers, plays harder in the playoffs (playoffs are the games in a tournament leading up to the championship) or improves their game at all from the regular season. But Kobe says that his team spends the whole season getting ready for the playoffs. By the time they get there, everything is dialed in.

This idiom comes from technology. Older technology like recording and communication equipment has lots of knobs you can twist to change settings. When all the settings are perfect and the machine is functioning well, it’s dialed in.

範例

1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“As the race car pulled in for a pit stop, the crew had only a few seconds to get many different things dialed in.”

“Once I get these settings dialed in on the soundboard, we can start recording.”

“Why don’t you come in on Saturday and get everything dialed in for our big project next week?”

猜對了

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

dofkele15 to be ready for something
作者 dofkele15
fully devote
作者 ac138
It should be prepered, managed.
作者 Ellea
to prepare in an ideal way
作者 Jiří ján
vivian he I guess its meaning is be dealed with or get it done.
作者 vivian he
castelanok something is perfect , substitute for cool,in sports it means an athlete performs well..
作者 castelanok

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miffoo

miffoo

Slovakia

Kobe is great player

07:26 PM Nov 27 2008 |

nagpur4000

India

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07:55 AM Nov 11 2008 |

hushiqi19870314

China

I love kobe ,i love this game!

01:39 AM Jul 16 2008 |

yongbrave

yongbrave

China

obviously Kobe is a great player

06:20 AM Jul 03 2008 |

magic rain

magic rain

China

Kobe is a freat player!Lakers will win next season!dialed in!

01:39 AM Jun 29 2008 |

SÉRGIO

SÉRGIO

Brazil

Always dialed in!

11:41 AM Jun 28 2008 |

michellehuang124

Taiwan

why always guess?we need to see the correct answer!

01:53 AM Jun 27 2008 |

chugees

chugees

Argentina

Im deal in for English!!

10:34 PM Jun 26 2008 |

richardlee0421

China

I think the result should be perfect,and after all the preparitions,the perfect result comes out.

09:25 AM Jun 26 2008 |

Englearn

Englearn

India

I think one day i could be dialed in English

04:45 AM Jun 26 2008 |

jody@

jody@

China

tha’l nothing``
kobe is great and i think he must win at least one champion in his whole career life

03:43 AM Jun 26 2008 |

Dafi

Dafi

Malaysia

English baby is dialed in..

03:31 AM Jun 26 2008 |

shad84

shad84

United States

i just Love tHAt dude!!!!!!!!!!:))

12:56 AM Jun 26 2008 |

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