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clean-cut

clean-cut

Date: Apr 02 2009

引語

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

“I don’t think I’d be happy if I only played clean-cut characters. I can’t paint a pretty picture all the time.”

-Actor Nicolas Cage on the roles he likes to play in movies. (bered.com)

定義

1. 定義 - Study the definition.

wholesome; well-dressed, clean and professional-looking

2. 用法 - Learn how the slang is used.

What do a suicidal alcoholic, a drug-addicted police officer, and an illegal weapons dealer have in common?

They’re all characters that Nicolas Cage has played in movies. And none of them can be called clean-cut.

If someone is clean-cut, they’re neat and tidy in appearance. Usually, describing someone as clean-cut also implies that they’re wholesome and normal. There’s nothing dark or weird or crazy about them. So you can see why, for an actor, it wouldn’t be very interesting to only play clean-cut characters.

Clean-cut is an adjective that’s most often used to describe people. However, you can also sometimes use clean-cut to describe things like music, movies, or TV shows. A clean-cut movie is a wholesome movie with no sex, violence, or bad language. It’s the kind of movie that’s safe for kids to watch, but might be a little boring for adults.

範例

1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“He used to dress like a hippie but now he’s totally clean-cut. “

“The Beach Boys’ music is considered clean-cut, even though many of the lyrics are quite dark.”

“My mom wants me to date someone clean-cut, but I only like bad boys.”

猜對了

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

VOLTS it means "wholesome"
作者 VOLTSSuper Member!
amany7 clean-cut means very pleasant, straight,and kind
作者 amany7
Julli3^.^ neat and smart
作者 Julli3^.^
Karenzzita clear and distinct to the senses; easily perceptible or neat and smart in appearence
作者 Karenzzita
traciwan decent, nice
作者 traciwan
zsófi normal, usual
作者 zsófi
roles of good and kind people
作者 Maira_from_KZ
very good, very nice
作者 Fleeting Inn
positive characters
作者 cynthiachunyan
Aneet Neat and smart (in apperiance) - how does he look like.
作者 Aneet
Tusik neat, polite, without any flaws or shortcomings. Not a bad guy :)
作者 Tusik
tanya_ua It means pleasant, pleasing or nice!
作者 tanya_ua
Athan neat and trim in appearance,especially for good looking guy
作者 Athan
shv_2005 innocent & good image
作者 shv_2005
Tarfah good or decent people
作者 Tarfah
good guy in the movie
作者 CatherineVanilla

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意見

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ramin145

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

if u wanna be in my office you need to be clean-cut

09:39 AM May 12 2010 |

Noor-alhalabi

Jordan

I dont want to comment on tne topic..just on Nicolas cage :]

He is an awesome actor ..I like his film with John Travolta I guess their film known as( two face )

its very nice

11:36 PM May 14 2009 |

zoe.wu0923

zoe.wu0923

China

Hi Dear Chief wang,I just a English beginner,but anyway,thank you!

07:13 AM Apr 11 2009 |

chief_wang

chief_wang

China

To zoe.wu0923: Just be patient, you will understand English articles with time.Cool

10:24 PM Apr 10 2009 |

anhtruong

Viet Nam

thank you English baby.

"natasha8955".Nice too meet you 

you send mail for me in address:

08:29 AM Apr 10 2009 |

Tempest

Tempest

Syrian Arab Republic

genteel and neat

06:39 PM Apr 07 2009 |

sunilhyder

Italy

thank you very much that  I could join in to this

sunilhyder

 

11:25 AM Apr 07 2009 |

natasha8965

China

nice,love cage,wonderful guy,hope best for him

02:41 PM Apr 06 2009 |

ice cold

ice cold

India

clean-cut characters are very rare  in this worldCool , yes i belong to that rare species.

and i am proud about thatLaughing

03:23 PM Apr 05 2009 |

rabbitcyg

rabbitcyg

China

I like the clean-out moives,rather than the erotic ones.

but there are so many people interested it.

12:45 PM Apr 05 2009 |

Owenson

Owenson

China

very good

08:34 AM Apr 05 2009 |

Jaisy

Jaisy

Taiwan

i won't show my temperament at my friends ,only with my family .

07:49 AM Apr 05 2009 |

Jaisy

Jaisy

Taiwan

i won't show my temperament at my friends ,only with my family .

07:49 AM Apr 05 2009 |

tiagon85

Brazil

About myself, when I must appear in public or when i´m with someone else, i try to be clean-cut. My bad behavior i just do alone or try to.

 

 

11:15 PM Apr 04 2009 |

clemmie

clemmie

Canada

does a clean-cut person mean a good person? or it only prefer to the appearance ?

i am very grateful and excited to learn more and more from those interesting topicsLaughing

06:53 PM Apr 04 2009 |

Amido Hernan Rios

Colombia

I like to hear clean-cut music every time I'm boring and these lessons are wholesome, thanks.

03:09 PM Apr 03 2009 |

juan luis armenta perez

Congo

are you talking with me? if am i right, let me know.

best regards

Juan luis.  

02:24 PM Apr 03 2009 |

kkryankk

kkryankk

China

I understand!So great!

01:04 PM Apr 03 2009 |

jessicababi

China

clear and distinct to the senses; easily perceptible

08:35 AM Apr 03 2009 |

terry2009

terry2009

Germany

i like cage also .

he is clean-cut guy.

05:02 AM Apr 03 2009 |

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