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1289 Players, Pupils, and Prisoners

Todd shares with Julia how he labels different types of students based on motivation.

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run ---- by you

I'm going to run a theory by you.

To run something by you means to tell you something and ask your opinion about it. Notice the following:

  1. I want to run this new idea by you.
  2. When he runs the idea by you, he wants some feedback.

handle on

I need a handle on motivation.

A handle on means control. Notice the following:

  1. I've got a handle the kids, don't worry.
  2. She's really got a handle on this class.

on the flip side

Now, on the flipside you have a pupil.

On the flipside means on the other hand, or from another point of view. Notice the following:

  1. She was a bad daughter. On the flipside, now she is a mother.
  2. I like cooking because I like eating. On the flipside, it takes a lot of time to prepare food.

stand out

They want to stand out.

To stand out is to be noticed easily. Notice the following:

  1. That red car really stands out amoung all the black ones in the parking lot.
  2. He really stands out on the team because he is the best player.

opt out

If they had the choice to opt out, they would opt out.

To opt out is to choose not to do something. Notice the following:

  1. She was going to play the game, but then she opted out.
  2. You can opt of the insurance if you like.

in a heartbeat

they would opt out in a heartbeat.

In a heartbeat means right away or immediately. Notice the following:

  1. I would marry that man in a heartbeat, if he asked me.
  2. When work was finished, he was out the door in a heartbeat.

get out of

there's just no getting out of it.

To get out of something means you don't have to do it. Notice the following:

  1. I was supposed to wash the dishes, but I got out of it.
  2. He really wants to get out of going to work on Saturday.

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