Thursday, September 29, 2011

have got to hand it to someone

A good idiom is worth teaching again, so here are a few more examples of an idiom we've taught here before. We first taught this two years ago, on Nov. 9, 2009.

1. I've got to hand it to Sue; she knows how to find good deals when she's out shopping.
2. Jim finished the project on time! I've got to hand it to him; he's good at coming up with ideas under pressure.
3. I've got to hand it to that guy; you wouldn't see me walking around Time Square in my underwear.
4. I've got to hand it to the organizers; they put together another excellent event.
5. I've got to hand it to you; you're very patient. I would've quit by now.

When you've got to hand it to someone, you're complimenting this person. You're saying that you're impressed with him or his abilities.

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