Does “for good” mean something good?

When you hear ‘for good’ without the context you probably think that it means good things because of the word ‘good’. And it’s wrong. And even if you see it in the sentence it still doesn’t make sense. The experience almost frightened me away for good. I remember this expression because of the Scandal, an […]

“You got this” vs “You got it”. What’s the difference

What would you think if someone tells you “you got this”? If you hear it for the first time you could think that it means that you have something. But actually the expression means “you can do it”. Usually, people say this in order to encourage someone who handles a challenge or a task. Here’s […]

Save the date: what does it mean

‘Save the date’ literally means ’save this day on your calendar and plan nothing on this date, so you won’t miss the event’. Presenters, bloggers, and various public figures use this phrase when they announce the important dates. Here’s an example from Vox’s newsletter.   As you can see, the subject of the message says […]

When ‘so long’ doesn’t mean ‘so long’

I don’t remember when I first heard this expression ‘so long’ and what I thought about it (probably that it was about something that is really long). But I remember very well when I decided to look it up in a dictionary. It was because of James Blunt’s song So long Jimmy. And I remember […]

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