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count out

Date: Apr 18 2019

Themes: Celebrity, Pop Culture, Sports

Quote

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

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“That’s the best time… when people count you out.”

NBA star Kobe Bryant, talking about the LA Lakers’ upcoming season

Definition

1. Definition - Study the definition.

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not expect anything from a person or team; think someone will lose

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Counting is an important part of life. We learn to count when we’re young. And we keep counting throughout life. Whether it’s countries we’ve visited, miles our car gets for each tank of gas, or the calories we’ve eaten, we’re always counting.

When we count something out, though, it means we’re finished with it. We stop counting because we’re done. After a friend doesn’t show up for five meetings in a row, you’ll probably count her out and stop inviting her to coffee. If a team loses all of its good players right before the season begins, everyone except the most loyal fans will count it out for the season. They’re obviously not going to win.

Professional basketball star Kobe Bryant actually thinks it’s a good thing when people count his team out. That way the team can come from behind and surprise everyone.

Have you ever been counted out? When do you count something out?

Examples

1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“Even though many people counted Germany out, they still won the 2014 World Cup.”

“We have three injured players, so you can count us out for our next game.”

“Susan has never played Settlers of Catan before, so you can definitely count her out. She won’t win!”

Winners

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

I guess it means, when people don't want to see you and you don't belong to the list anymore.
by proteus
a2020 When others don't expect you too much.
by a2020

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Manu4

Manu4

El Salvador

I’ve to count out Mike from our team work, he’s really busy now.

11:14 PM Sep 22 2014 |

taauiza1

taauiza1

Jordan

hello


in our society an ugly girl and a poor man counted out of marriage , specially  if they grew up  in the age .


yara

09:19 PM Sep 21 2014 |

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shahriarheydari

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Some times we really need to count our-selves out !


Taking a corner and Making relax ,,, Breathing …Breath … Breath :)

05:32 PM Sep 21 2014 |

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Irene Forever

Ukraine

Counting out is the last thing to do with people who we love. Nevertheless, if it’s a limit which makes us frustrated day by day we can say “Good bye”
In my opinion there is no use to bear ignoring or disturbing from anyone. Maybe i lost my patience or just got tired and sick of the ones who make me unhappy

04:38 PM Sep 18 2014 |

Seiyf_khawas

Turkey

woman said ” you counted my feelings out.always you thought yourself always .”


01:19 PM Sep 18 2014 |

max1983max

max1983max

Germany

If you’re going to watch the football, you can count me out.

11:25 AM Sep 18 2014 |

amy19890909

China

Yes, I was counted out when I was a little girl. My family member thought I was young so that they didn’t share something to me.


If a peope who bears a double face or dishonest will be counted out by me.

10:21 AM Sep 18 2014 |

forugh

forugh

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

sometimes it’s really good to be counted out,especially for difficult tasks..


since I am a clumsy girl every one counts me out when they want to do something important…

09:10 AM Sep 18 2014 |

vik32

vik32

India

it always happens when you are very new to your job and people have very less expectations from you, at that point of time if you perform well you will get lot of appreciation as everyone was counting you out earlier.


05:02 AM Sep 18 2014 |

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