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wind down

wind down

Date: Sep 26 2013


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

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“Eric and I wind down and have some dinner while the kids are asleep.”
- Singer Jessica Simpson on spending time with her husband since they’ve had kids (Us Weekly)


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Many watches are digital now, or they run on batteries, but do you remember when you had to wind a watch to make it run? You would turn the little dial on the side of the watch, and that would give the watch the power to keep going. Eventually, you would notice that the time on your watch seemed to be getting a little behind. The hands would start moving slower and slower. That meant your watch was winding down, and it was time for you to wind it up again.

When people live busy lives, they are like watches that are wound. They keep going and going. But eventually, they need a rest. They can’t keep moving that quickly every second. Whether they want to or not, they need to take some time to wind down, in order to get ready for the next day.

Since having kids, Jessica Simpson’s life has been particularly busy. She’s probably running around all day. She appreciates that at night she can wind down with her husband. Having that time to relax is very important.

Do you think it’s important to take time to wind down? What do you do to wind down after a busy day?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“I’m going to read for a while to wind down before bed.”

“Things have been so busy at work lately. I really need to take a day off to wind down.”

“I listen to jazz to wind down. It quiets my mind.”


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

by RainbowOneDay
Ahshan get slow down.
by Ahshan
imand relax after difficult work
by imand
a2020 Make time for themselves and get relaxed.
by a2020
Manu4 Getting relaxed
by Manu4
Bojana to relax after worry or excitement
by Bojana
relax, chill out
by zhaleh hoor
Have some time to relax
by CaesaYaumil
Julissita To relax.
by Julissita
leskuka to relax
by leskuka
dearpesar to rest, have some easy stressless time
by dearpesar

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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

it’s very important to take time to relax after a busy day for myself  taking a hot shower and then sleeping are enough to reanimate .

01:03 PM Oct 06 2013 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

After finishing my classes last summer,I really needed to wind down by taking a trip.

04:37 PM Oct 02 2013 |



Serbia and Montenegro

If I wouldnt wind down a bit during a day I think I would go crazy sometimes. 

08:58 PM Sep 27 2013 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I walk and sometimes I sleep to wind down.

10:28 AM Sep 27 2013 |



United States

i wind down when i read. it really helps to relax and poise my emotional state

02:45 AM Sep 27 2013 |



I think it is important to wind down after a busy day, because that allows us to give attention to others things that are also important besides the work for example. It also gives us the opportunity to relativize some problems or some stressing moments! That doesn’t means that we always succeed in abstracting our problems, but it always worth to try it at least!
To wind down i take a walk, make some sport or i have a time with friends or family, or i play a game like cards. Cooking is also a very important way to wind down!

Please accept my suggestions: Try to do something different as meal or try a sport with a good portion of adrenaline and you will see all your problems fade! Take your chance! ; )

08:10 PM Sep 26 2013 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of


I think it’s really important to have time to wind down. I like to read a book , watch a good movie, play a video game, read a nice poem or  listen a cool music and sometimes see trees and flowers for winding down.

06:48 PM Sep 26 2013 |



Congo, Democratic Republic Of The

good expressions, I sometimes wind down after working hard all day long

05:53 PM Sep 26 2013 |

Ya Nina


Certainly, I’m deeply sure that every person in their lives needs in the rest and we should find the time to wind down. Although, it is rather difficult nowadays, because we think that if we stop to wind down, we can lose something important or there are other cases when we could’t get relax. It doesn’t mean that we won’t, it just means that we just couldn’t.
So, I suppose that in such cases, we need to learn how to wind down. Everyone needs to find their own way to wind down. One person can wind down if s/he can cook delicious dish, second person wants to read their favorite book to wind down and third person needs to lay on the sofa and watchs TV. Every person can chose their own way because we must do so as we want because we have only one life.

04:31 PM Sep 26 2013 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

oh, wind down.. not a similar word for me .

i am that kinda person who is always busy with everything you imagine , however i have chosen this kinda life by myself. if i be a person who doesnt have too much tasks and have a normal life, maybe i would be sick ! and probably depressed :( but i`ve learnt to how wind down myself . believe it or not, i wind down myself by work ! working is really getting energy to me :)

04:11 PM Sep 26 2013 |

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i would like to wind down when i will feel completely free from physically & mind. 

11:54 AM Sep 26 2013 |



everyone needs to wind down sometimes ,especially after long and hard working…

not only our bodies but also our souls ..after from stressed relations,complicated life troubles..

and its necessary for our health ..

different activities make our life happier .

relax :))

11:18 AM Sep 26 2013 |


Russian Federation

Some people are interested in simple idea: to hang a carrot ahead of running horse, or putting a hamster into the squirrel cage. In both cases the object try to get unreachable, the carrot or end of cage. Many works conceived by this guideline. A person tries to get more and more money for leisurely spending, but instead that he is given more and more work and slight increase of resources.

I think, I must to know every minute the purpose of my activity for me, then I can decide to wind down or not)

11:02 AM Sep 26 2013 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Do you think modern manners make our life easier or harder ? why we are busy ? why we want to do things as soon as possible ?

i think our live become more stressful and busy today than before . . . and we want to do things faster because we want to have more free time to enjoy our life and get relax .

in my idea . . . things and works are important but not more than us . . . we live once so we should enjoy every time ,therefore if we work with passion we can be more successful and we get tired less . . .

our healthy is important than everything so when you feel tired get slow down and stop working . . .

its for a week that i go to school . . . it is enjoyable but make me too tired but i cant stop go there because i love school however it makes me tired :)

in the vacation we can rest completely :)

good luck

09:03 AM Sep 26 2013 |




I think everone needs to wind down after busy day and we have a good tradition in our ciuntry,drinking tea with family.I think ita a good way for rest.

08:17 AM Sep 26 2013 |




Strike a proper balance between work and leisure .

have dinner with family. take a shower . see a movie …...

anything that can relax myself .

07:46 AM Sep 26 2013 |



South Korea

I am listening to a new age and meditation to wind myself down at this moment.

it’s cool.

04:14 AM Sep 26 2013 |




Recently  i get relaxed after work in Gong Fu Cha, a chinese ceremony of talking to tea, brewing and drinking it. It’s a nice experience. Very relaxing, meditating and refreshing.

02:32 AM Sep 26 2013 |



of course everyone will feel tired after a busy day work or study. we actually need some ways to wind ourselves down. i often listen some music during the bus time and i like go to a book store to read some book to relax myself. i will feel energy the next day if i relax myself well the day before.

02:15 AM Sep 26 2013 |

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