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  3. Bob will for the new season.
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  5. I ate everything on my plate the carrots.
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1059 Movember

Jeff talks about growing a mustache and a way to help fight cancer in the month of November.

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sport a look

I noticed you're sporting a nice look.

When you sport a look, that means you just have a certain look with fashion. We often say other people are sporting a new look, but usually not ourselves. Notice the following:

  1. I see you are sporting a new look these days.
  2. Cathy is sporting a new look for her job.

charity gig

They have a charity gig called Movember.

A gig is an event someone is committed to. Usually a gig is something one is scheduled to do for others, often for pay. A charity gig would be an event to raise money for a cause. Notice the following:

  1. I have a new gig teaching at the local high school.
  2. My band is playing a gig next week.


You shave your face all except your mustache.

'All except' just means 'everything but'. The word 'except' excludes one thing from a group of similar things. Notice the following:

  1. Everyone came to the party except Joe.
  2. I took all my clothes except my winter jackets.

raise money

You raise money through donations.

When you raise money, that means you earn money or collect money for a cause. People often raise money for a cause such as money for schools, or funds for the poor, through a charity event. Notice the following:

  1. We raised money for the Special Olympics with a charity race.
  2. We are trying to raise money for a new library.

foreign concept

It is a foreign concept around here.

A foreign concept is an idea that is strange to one culture but common to another culture. Notice the following:

  1. Taking off ones shoes in the house is a foreign concept in North America.
  2. Having a babysitter watch children is a foreign concept in Japan.