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no good

no good

Date: Oct 02 2014

Themes: Celebrity, Family, Friend, Music, Pop Culture

Quote

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

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“To anyone that ever told you you’re no good, they’re no better.”

Lead singer for rock band Paramore Hayley Williams, talking about how we should treat each other

Definition

1. Definition - Study the definition.

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useless; worthless; bad

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Everyone has bad days. You forget your homework or leave your lunch at home. Someone says something rude or uncaring. The money you thought was in the bank has been spent. You wake up feeling sick on the day of an important job interview.

All of these things are no good. It sounds like bad grammar… and maybe it is… but instead of saying “not good,” it’s also OK to say no good. Your bicycle has a flat tire? That’s no good. You can’t find your favorite jeans? That’s no good. You fall and break your ankle? That’s definitely no good! To be no good is to be unfortunate, disappointing, sad, or just plain terrible.

It isn’t only situations that are described this way. No good is also used to talk about something that has stopped working. Your broken cell phone, your computer that won’t start, the refrigerator that won’t stay cold… all of these things are no good.

Singer Hayley Williams believes that a person telling another person that he or she is no good is no good for saying something like that. It’s a mean way to speak, and a person should be ashamed for talking to others that way.

What’s happened in your life that was no good? Do you own something that’s no good and needs to be fixed?

Examples

1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“This phone is no good. It’s always breaking!”

“May I use your credit card? Mine is no good.”

“Let’s throw this no good toaster away. It burns everything.”

Winners

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

bienemaja Have no value, be bad or useless
by bienemaja
a2020 Not good.
by a2020
judinasve bad, futile
by judinasve

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NIJ321655

NIJ321655

United States

I good I can help you


07:14 PM Sep 24 2016 |

kubraaaaaaaaaaa

Turkey

Hello :)) I want to learning and speking English. Are you help me!!!

09:49 AM Sep 24 2016 |

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Sergijko

Sergijko

Ukraine

It’s no good to steal, envy, be arrogant and negative. Instead of that people should be open minded, high motivated and frankful to everyone.

10:26 AM May 08 2015 |

S&W

S&W

China

Buz i was too young to go to kindergarten.i always crying.That horrible teacher had locked me in a totally black room,which is no good.Bad memory.

01:11 AM Oct 05 2014 |

vik32

vik32

India

everybody has lot of things to say for no good as we always have some problems with something be it anything. i would just say every cloud has a silver lining.


instead of thinking no good things i would like to share good things which keep me motivated and get going.

06:47 AM Oct 04 2014 |

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ahmet55

ahmet55

Austria

Yeah. Lots of things are no good for me these days. My cellphone does not work very well and even if i will work i have to unlock it bcz of changing my country and I have to pay it or buy a new one. That’s too bad. I’ve got a serious problem about my dormitory and it seems that I should rent a house. Extremely no good. My Turkish is not good, not bad and I need to improve it day in and day out. I did not receive my scholarship yet. It’s tremendously no good. I’m looking for a job but here is a quite big city and finding job specially for a foreigner is difficult and it’s too no good. Apart from these I have no friend and it’s a big no good.

01:51 AM Oct 04 2014 |

judinasve

judinasve

Russian Federation

Thinking that something is no good is no good. Every trouble is hidden opportunities. Just turn thinking in good way. You have to work at weekend. It’s sad. But you will earn more money. Your car has broken on a road. This an opportunity to meet a handsome/kind man, who will stop to help. Or may be it’s time to get a new excellent car? No money to buy new car? This is a good reason to do career and to rise salary.


I don’t know what to say about a broken leg. This is really no good. But don’t lose hope and everything won’t be no good.

03:37 PM Oct 02 2014 |

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Michele1

Michele1

Italy

It is no good to learn english without the help of our english,baby web site and our teachers….are all of you agree?  



Seiyf_khaw : my dear friend, holidays or not holidays ,if we need to make money to live, it is no good the idleness,right?         best regards..

01:43 PM Oct 02 2014 |

 aminoo2

aminoo2

Algeria

yeah it’s no good to be no good especially when it is no good…IT IS DEFINITELY NO GOOD.


01:39 PM Oct 02 2014 |

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Seiyf_khawas

Turkey

to work in the holidays is no good :) 


but  its life.:))

12:10 PM Oct 02 2014 |

meysam66

meysam66

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

it hapend a lot to me. my bike is broke down. evrey day i lose the subway system.


most of the days, i get late at work .

11:06 AM Oct 02 2014 |

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tennisball

Germany

my car is broken down,I have a no good car.


I have to buy a new car,but it’s impossible because I have a no good account.

08:59 AM Oct 02 2014 |

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roze1997

roze1997

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

there are many different kind of no goods around us …


for me my cell phone is a no good because it has stopped working newly


I try to use my things in the best way or buy good things in case I wont have no good


Good Luck


ROZE

07:43 AM Oct 02 2014 |

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