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get fired

get fired

Date: Mar 29 2012

Themes: Work


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

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“I always think I’m going to get fired. Every time I’m on set, I’m like, ‘This could be the one.’”

- Actress Jessica Chastain on her fears at work. (Us Weekly)

- 女演员杰西卡·查斯坦 (Jessica Chastain) 谈论对她工作的担忧。


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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be forced to leave your job

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Many of us worry about losing our jobs. But it’s surprising to hear about a movie star having similar fears. Jessica Chastain has been in many Hollywood movies. She appeared in The Help and even got to work with Brad Pitt in the film Tree of Life. But her excellent resume doesn’t stop her from worrying about getting fired. Even celebrities have insecurities about their jobs.

The expression get fired has been around for a long time. Some say that it was first used in tribal societies. When a tribe wanted to make someone leave but didn’t want to kill them, they would burn their house down, or “fire” them. Today, getting fired is still bad, but at least you just lose your job, not your whole house!

There are a few different ways to say that someone lost their job. The politest way is to say that they were let go. Get fired is a bit stronger and more negative. If someone gets fired, it might mean that they made a mistake at work or did a poor job.

Do you ever worry about getting fired from your job? What are some reasons a person should get fired?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“Jesse might get fired for sleeping on the job.”

“If I get fired, I don’t know how I’ll pay my bills.”

“I wish Josh would get fired. He’s such an annoying person to work with.”


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

goodmahsa To lose one's job
by goodmahsa
To be dismissed from one's job.
by candycandice
cubi1604 Be let go.
by cubi1604
Buttafly She's afraid to get the boot.or laid off..or dismissed or terminated or she might even gets pink-slipped
by Buttafly
anges491 to be dismissed from your job
by anges491
 julito to be dismissed from work.
by julito

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just “got promotion” then “got fired”? lol

06:02 AM Mar 29 2012 |


United States

I cant be fired because I dont work since I am a merchant and I am my own boss haha!  Boosh to you!

03:59 AM Mar 29 2012 |




Well, job  is a very important issue. It’s your status, it’s your money, it’s a good living. Well, not that everything that is money leads to good living but, it’s one of the criteria to happiness! So, even though, people’re protected by unemployment insurance in case they’re laid off, nobody wants to go through this stress. That’s why people, first, make a career, get that validation that they’re needed at work ( they can hack it on their own and nobody else can replace them!)  and then are getting married, take a leave of absence and all those pros and cons. Yeah, they can wait on many things if the job is at stake.

01:14 AM Mar 29 2012 |




fired is a nightmare
you’re suddenly asked to go out from your office when you really love and enjoy your job. it’s a disaster!!Frown

01:08 AM Mar 29 2012 |


Hong Kong

to get away from the workplaceCool

07:47 PM Mar 28 2012 |


Hong Kong

to get away from the workplace

07:46 PM Mar 28 2012 |

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