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get something out of one's system

get something out of one's system

Date: Oct 04 2012


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

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“I never knew I had a dark side, but this movie helped me get it out of my system.”

- Actress Blake Lively, talking about her bad girl role in the film Savages. (Marie Claire)


- 女演员布蕾克·莱弗利谈论她在电影《野蛮人》(Savages) 中扮演的坏女孩一角。


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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do something until you are not interested in it anymore

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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We talk about the different processes in our bodies as different “systems.” For example, the digestive system processes our food, and the respiratory system helps us breathe. Your body as a whole is basically one big system whose parts work together to keep you going.

Getting something out of your system, then, is doing an activity until you have no more use for it. Maybe there’s a terrible TV show that you can’t stop watching, and you watch 10 episodes in a row. When you turn on the 11th episode, suddenly you’re not interested anymore—because you’ve gotten it out of your system.

Some people think that getting it out of their system can work with bigger issues too, like smoking, or drinking, or partying too hard. They think that perhaps if they party all night on Saturday, they’ll get it out of their system and not want to party again.

In the movie Savages, Blake Lively was able to act as a darker, more negative character. She got behaving this way out of her system, so she wouldn’t go on behaving negatively in her regular life.

Have you ever tried to get something out of your system? Did it work?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“I used to be a heavy smoker, but I finally got it out of my system.”

“Exercise always helps me get nervous energy out of my system.”

“Jeremy parties all the time, but it doesn’t seem like he ever gets it out of his system.”


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

a2020 It means wipe it run away it of my life.
by a2020
Buttafly to get rid of a feeling or bad habit, to get over something
by Buttafly
samirah to get rid of a negative emotion.
by samirah
To get rid of "something" of your life.
by Mr. Learner
a2020 It means it helped me to wipe it out of myself.
by a2020
Manu4 To get rid it off from yourself. To uncover it.
by Manu4

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05:30 PM Jun 07 2013 |



i use to sleep to get out some thing from my sysetem Cool

06:16 AM Oct 08 2012 |



yes. Worked out by a short time..

02:03 PM Oct 06 2012 |




Mr Learner, thanks for your feedback, I do appreciate that. But I think my dad is not willing to quit smoking, that’s why he like that. Nevermind, because I will never stop aking him to quit smoking. Cool

03:26 AM Oct 05 2012 |



Do something even you don’t like it.

10:15 PM Oct 04 2012 |

nezar bnj

nezar bnj


when i got my girl_friend out of my life system then i felt that life is changed but i don’t know if it change from the best to the tp of the best or it is changed from the bad to the top of bad … i am hungry , so i have to get the hungry out of my system by a couscous with seven vegetables and meat mmmm delicious Smile

08:19 PM Oct 04 2012 |

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agnaldo brites


I have been trying hard to get coke out of my system!

07:23 PM Oct 04 2012 |



I am trying to get all the bad habbits out of my system, with God’s willing! :)

04:24 PM Oct 04 2012 |


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I want to get out of my system so that i can think more about my future.

03:52 PM Oct 04 2012 |




No… I really do not remember… but there must have been a time. But it’s a great phrase! :D

03:46 PM Oct 04 2012 |



i have tried it often in my life. some time it worked some time not. but i think, thing is for what purpose we get somthing out of our system and afterwards it work s or not. so we should ponder on it and then decide. we can made our surroundings better if we possitively get something out of our system. there are many things to get rid of them and to save our world. we all have to understand our duties and our part to play on the stage of life.

02:27 PM Oct 04 2012 |




I tried to do my best to get the phobia of darkness, elevator, and altitude out of my system. When it comes to whether it worked or not, umm, yeah, it came true evetually despite the fact that it took me ages to fulfill that dream.

02:08 PM Oct 04 2012 |



Basically, whatever we do for lifestyle change we need to get something out of our system. For example, in order to be healthy we need to quite smoking, eat healthy food,do exercise quite drinking ets,We need to replace bad habits with good ones.We need to get something out of our system.

01:14 PM Oct 04 2012 |




Of course, we should do that process regularly in our lives. 

12:04 PM Oct 04 2012 |




I stop smoking 15 year ago, and have never smoke since. I have gotten it out of my system.



I got my friend out of my system ,however remained tense relationship Innocent

08:18 AM Oct 04 2012 |




In my life there were things i could get out of my system though it was not easy,

but there are things i can,t get out  of them though very want to do it.

We need to have a strong will power to be able to get something out of our system,but very often we feel that are not ready or haven,t enough strength to

cope with points or problems. In such case keep your chin up!,follow the others

who are more stronger,fight for your aims,goals and never stop to move further.

06:23 AM Oct 04 2012 |

Mr. Learner



I wish that your dad quit smoking.
Maybe it is not easy, but it’s not impossible. We always have the key.

As Ms. Ola33 said “The strong will power is the key”

Be optimistic and I’m sure you’ll find a way to make him quit smoking. (Use your mind & your experience, maybe you’ve to tell him to quit smoking with indirect way).

05:53 AM Oct 04 2012 |

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Yeah, It’s not easy to get out of one system for example quit smoking. I’m asking my dad to stop smoking but he said it’s not easy to stop smoking , ge added that it’s better not eating than not smoking , so sad Cry

05:42 AM Oct 04 2012 |




yes, i got a guy out of my system ^^ and i finally have no feelings for him anymore

04:53 AM Oct 04 2012 |

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