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Wrapped Around Her Finger

Wrapped Around Her Finger English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Jun 08 2010

Themes: Romance, Soap Opera

Grammar: Second Conditional


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When you love someone, you will do anything for them. You just want to make the person you love happy!

Unfortunately, those we love do not always love us back. Sometimes they even use our love to their advantage!

If someone is wrapped around your finger, they will do whatever you want. It’s easy to get someone wrapped around your finger when they have a crush on you. Mason likes Ella, but she doesn’t really like him back. Today we see just how wrapped around her finger he is.

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Devan:  Oh, Ella!

Ella:  What?

Devan:  So, I have this thing that I need done, and nobody here is going to want to do it.

Ella:  Mason will do it!

Devan:  Mason will do it?

Ella:  Yeah, of course. He’ll definitely do it.

Devan:  Why do you think he’ll do it?

Ella:  He’ll do anything I tell him to. He’s wrapped around my finger.

Devan:  So, he’ll basically do anything you tell him to do? Like what? Give me some examples.

Ella:  So, I think…I got him to do my laundry. And then…oh yeah, I got him to do my pedicure today. I didn’t have to pay for that. It’s awesome.

Devan:  Interesting. Hey, Mason!

Mason:  Yeah, boss! Hey, Ella!

Ella:  Hi Mason!

Devan:  So, I have something I need you to do for me.

Mason:  Yeah? What is it?

Devan:  I need you to become friends with Jeff the lawyer.

Mason:  No way! I absolutely do not want to do that. I hate that guy.

Devan:  I need someone to talk to him to find out the secrets with what’s going on with this negotiation.

Mason:  I don’t think so, boss.

Ella:  But Mason, no one else can do it! You’re just such a nice person and he would trust you, I mean, I would trust you. I’d want you to befriend me if I was trying to get secrets from a company.

Mason:  Okay, I’ll do it. I’m the man for the job. I am totally going to do this, boss! You don’t even know how good I’m going to do it! I’m going to…Do the…Bye! I’m going to go start now.


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Devan needs someone to become friends with Jeff, the lawyer who is trying to buy her company so that she can learn more about him. She asks Ella who might be willing to do it and she says that Mason will. He’ll do anything. He did her laundry and painted her toenails. He’s wrapped around her finger.

Mason is called in and says he doesn’t want to make friends with Jeff. He doesn’t like him. But then Ella asks him to do it and he agrees. After he leaves, Ella pretends to wrap a string around her finger to show just how wrapped around her finger Mason is.

Has anyone ever had you wrapped around their finger? Is there anyone wrapped around your finger?



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OHHHH,it's awesome to have some body wrapped around your finger it's like having Soliman's ring :}}}}}}

05:33 PM Jun 08 2010 |




ooooooh you think me Cry, actually i wrapped around someone finger but really when i wake up from this the losest storyCool i have ever seen i discover i was wrong coz i think there isn`t anyone deserve that thing spicially when you have a crush on person he don`t like you , he was just spending some time with you only

05:07 PM Jun 08 2010 |



Saudi Arabia

How poor he is .Foot in mouth

04:29 PM Jun 08 2010 |



maybe i will do it ,too!

02:58 PM Jun 08 2010 |



yeah, there is a girl that im wrapped around and i really would do anything for her ….!!!!!

02:51 PM Jun 08 2010 |


United States

In some counters they say "As a ring in her finger"


02:45 PM Jun 08 2010 |




oh that's a great idiom!

btw, my english friend mentioned this idiom to me when I talked to him about my daddy who loves me so much that he would do anything u can imagine for the sake of me.Now, the same idiom is on ebaby:)

thanks ebaby:)

see ya guys, bye for the time being…

02:15 PM Jun 08 2010 |




I am glad, that this here is about learning English, not about judging histrionics.

And honestly: I don't think that many girls are into boys behaving like dogs (although it is not the guy's fault).



01:56 PM Jun 08 2010 |




good story,good lesson

the guy is cute,and i'll never do that to him

01:24 PM Jun 08 2010 |



Tanzania, United Republic Of

i ever wrapped around someone`s finger and I’m not expect do that. Friends you`ll enjoy love if u love to someone who really love u.

01:07 PM Jun 08 2010 |



Tanzania, United Republic Of

i ever wrapped around someone

01:04 PM Jun 08 2010 |




no! definitely not! neither i would like to be wrapped around somebody,s finger nor do anyone would be wrapped around my finger!

i support that making someone around your finger is a challenge for your idea. if you do it like Ella ,it shows that you are using someone,s feeling ,you are destroying the relationship with the one!

i do not like to do such thing like ella!

actually! what a nice lesson it is! it has taught me a vivid term , it can describe the view perfectly! nice lesson!

thanks for ebaby cast!

12:19 PM Jun 08 2010 |


tar_banSuper Member!

Saudi Arabia

I cant describe someone as "Wrapped around my finger" 

but there people like me and they help me when i need them 

08:06 AM Jun 08 2010 |



that was me in the past who wraped around anyone's finger  when I fell in love with someone but I grew up and thinking  It's not worth to do for sometime

07:15 AM Jun 08 2010 |




I like when someone wrapped around me 

07:07 AM Jun 08 2010 |



Sri Lanka

I like this lesson very much.and I do anything behalf of my fiance to feel my love to him. 

05:54 AM Jun 08 2010 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I have never been wrapped around anyone's finger…

well I will never do this, Even if I were in love…

05:47 AM Jun 08 2010 |

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