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don't mind • knob • stick with
flicking • program
  1. It drives me crazy the way that he is always the remote. Just pick something.
  2. When you constantly change the channel, then you don't focus on the whole .
  3. You will probably have to classes for a few months before you notice any change.
  4. If you me asking, have you lost weight?
  5. He actually has one of those old televisions where you have to turn the .
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763 The Future of TV

Mark and Todd talk the latest in television technology and what the future may be like.

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if you don't mind me asking

If you don't mind me asking, how old are you?

'If you don't mind me asking' means that I hope you are not offended by the question I am about to ask you. You can use this if you want to ask someone a question that might be sensitive for them to talk about.

Notice the following:

  1. If you don't mind me asking, how long have you been ill?
  2. How tall are you, if you don't mind me asking?

turn the knob

I actually miss having to turn the knob because you don't have so many choices.

To 'turn the knob' refers to when televisions did not have remote controls and all the controls were on the television itself.

Notice the following:

  1. I can't remember what is was like to have to get up from your seat and turn the knob in order to change channel.
  2. A lot of the old fashioned televisions do not have remotes so you have to turn the knob.

stick with it

You pick a channel and you stick with it and then you watch it.

When you 'stick with it,' it means that you stay with something and don't change your mind.

Notice the following:

  1. If you have just started to exercise, you need to stick with it in order to get the benefits.
  2. Stick with it, you will get there in the end.

flick

The remote control you just want to flick, flick, flick.

'Flick' refers to the action of changing channels on the television with a remote control.

Notice the following:

  1. He is always flicking over the channels.
  2. She has taken the remote control off me, because she says I annoy her when I always flick the channel.

you don't focus on the whole program

I often do that and like you say you don't focus on the whole program.

When 'you don't focus on the whole program,' it means that you are distracted from the television program that you are watching.

Notice the following:

  1. If you clean and watch TV at the same time, then you don't focus on the whole program.
  2. You don't focus on the whole program if you do other things as well.

 

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