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sick of

sick of

Date: Aug 27 2009


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

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“I’m really glad that I’m still working and that people are not sick of me.”

- Actress Meryl Streep talking about her long career. (Us Weekly)


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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bored with, tired of, not interested in

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Too much of anything can make you sick, even if it’s something really good. Chocolate cake is delicious, but if you ate it every day with every meal, you might get a little sick of it.

But it’s not just food that people get sick of. Anything that is repeated too much or experienced too often can cause you to throw up your hands and say, “I’m sick of this!”

When a song is repeated too often on the radio, people get sick of hearing it. Someone who hasn’t been in a relationship for a long time might start to feel sick of being single. Or if you are fed up with everything, you might say you are sick of life. If you are extremely sick of something you can say you’re sick and tired of it, or even sick to death of it.

Meryl Streep has appeared in nearly 50 films. Her first movie came out in 1971, almost 40 years ago. She jokes that people might be getting sick of her because she has been making movies for such a long time. But with 15 Academy Award nominations and 23 Golden Globe nominations, she is one of the most well-respected actresses in the US. Audiences haven’t gotten sick of her yet.

Is there anything you are sick of right now? What have you gotten sick of in the past?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“I’m so sick of Mexican food. Can’t we eat something else once in a while?”

“I hope the bus comes soon. I’m really sick of waiting for it.”

“Melissa usually gets sick of her boyfriends really quickly.”


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

VOLTS it means fed up or tired of someone.
by VOLTSSuper Member!
zeus2006 sick and tired of, be bored, get the willies.
by zeus2006Super Member!
sofree get tired of
by sofree
Sezai Weary of, out of conceit with, tired of
by Sezai
Maja_Roxy sick of = feeling bored with something
by Maja_Roxy
Gellerke annoyed with sg, or somebody have enough
by Gellerke
chomo HATE:))
by chomo
It means that people are not bored with Merly Streep
by Despotis Evelyn
Lily86 To fed up with someone.
by Lily86
annoy sb., make sb angry
by ilaydailayda91
lalobrown it means that the ppl havent get enough of her even though she`s a long career.
by lalobrown
tianyq0709 feel tired or detest for sth.
by tianyq0709
to be sick of someone means to be fed up with
by monacovalentina
dearpesar tired,bored, weary, disinterested
by dearpesar

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i really sick of my life.i wanna go travel.i wanna go vietnam.

01:28 PM Aug 27 2009 |



hi i dont know what do you want

01:24 PM Aug 27 2009 |



i really sick of my summer holiday.i want to go to school!!!

01:04 PM Aug 27 2009 |




Im really sick of my job!!!!! i hate my joooob !!!! ¬¬

12:33 PM Aug 27 2009 |



it's like "to be fed up with" =P

12:06 PM Aug 27 2009 |




I’m sick of living a dull office life. lol

11:55 AM Aug 27 2009 |




I'm really sick of living with two flatmates in a very small flat. I just want to move out and have my own appartment.

10:53 AM Aug 27 2009 |




i like Meryl Srteep play


09:20 AM Aug 27 2009 |


South Korea

not interested in..

02:12 AM Aug 27 2009 |

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