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land

land

Date: Mar 06 2008

Themes: Pop Culture

Quote

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

“Oh, I’m not trying to land him.”

- Julia Roberts doesn’t really want to be with Richard Gere. (Pretty Woman)

Definition

1. Definition - Study the definition.

get; win

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

When you travel, do you ever worry about your plane landing safely? Do you hope and pray the pilot will land the plane smoothly? Or do you worry about landing other things?

Sure, normally, it takes a pilot to land something. But average people can land things, too. Whenever you get something great, you can say you landed it. Richard Gere is great, but Julia Roberts’ character in Pretty Woman did not want to land him, which is to say did not want to marry him.

Richard Gere might be someone you’d want to land, but maybe you’d like to land something more realistic, like a good job. One of the most common uses of land is to land a job. It’s so common that it’s hardly even slang anymore and it’s appropriate in any context, including business. But slang isn’t all business. So tell us, what would you like to land?

A hot date, maybe?

Examples

1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“How did you land such a great apartment?”

Winners

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

it means to end up with someone.
by sakuralanguage
 bear I think the "land" word means that be in love with sb,and you want to get him or her.
by bear
merry
by 傻乐ing boy
Dannyel "when a person is winning over another person..."
by Dannyel
jojodine To land someone is to let him be atracted in you romantically; to let him/her fall for you.
by jojodine
birsencan possess someone..trying to have power on someone..
by birsencan
to be with him
by curious_kimia
saudigirl to succeed in obtaining sth..:)
by saudigirl
Obey build a relatinship,connect with
by Obey
evilbird fall in love with sb
by evilbird
walixy marry
by walixy
cooleric be friendly with, or love him
by cooleric
she don't wish him to be with her .
by senior electronics engineer
Not trying to win or secure him
by kaushalyats
hutbiti maybe to land it means to get
by hutbiti

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Staisy

Staisy

Russian Federation

I am trying to land  some things now,but it is hard.

05:35 PM Mar 05 2016 |

mahbubeh92

mahbubeh92

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i hope one day i can land a place for english translation services.first of all if GOd WANTS i wanna be a great english translator.

11:52 AM Jun 28 2014 |

lina77

Saudi Arabia

I am trying to land a good university to accept me. wish me luck guys :)

12:13 PM Jan 09 2014 |

Cannibal.97

Syrian Arab Republic

to be with some one, to marry him/her, to fall in love, to get something u want or u need,,,,,,,,

02:03 PM Apr 04 2013 |

whipiry

whipiry

South Korea

land a marriage with a beautiful woman or good looking guy.


land a good job.


land a nice house with a fantastic view.



three of above are necessary to land the security of life 


only for at most 100 years.



it’s so funny. isn’t it?

12:25 PM Dec 22 2011 |

Kotisha

Kotisha

Russian Federation

I would like to land a well-paid and interesting job!!! 

11:33 PM Aug 17 2011 |

1 person likes this

Olya1106

Olya1106

Ukraine

I’d like to land a nice guy and a good job.

12:35 AM Jul 14 2011 |

1 person likes this

Olya1106

Olya1106

Ukraine

I’d like to land a  well paid job and fall in love with a good guy.

06:01 AM May 13 2011 |

barbeque

barbeque

Hungary

landing an opportunity it's ok…but now I know we can land somebody too…thanks

12:08 PM Apr 14 2011 |

mitra.700

mitra.700

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

My first goal is to land a good ans satisfying and money-making job.

04:14 AM Nov 23 2010 |

tiger_bagira

Greece

NICE

02:57 AM Nov 14 2010 |

1 person likes this

Oscar73

Oscar73

Israel

i usually land on one's feet  :).

07:52 AM Oct 28 2010 |

1 person likes this

MUHAMMAD92

MUHAMMAD92

Saudi Arabia

you attract all her ffeling

06:53 AM Oct 28 2010 |

vivivi^^

vivivi^^

China

so that 's it

03:12 AM Jun 04 2010 |

ms.norah

ms.norah

Saudi Arabia

i want to land modern jop with high salary

02:56 PM Mar 11 2010 |

benyamin14

benyamin14

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

select sth/sb

10:15 AM Dec 27 2009 |

SENHY

SENHY

China

I don't know when I'll land a pretty girl as my wife.

01:18 AM Nov 24 2009 |

jerry_z

jerry_z

China

I hope I can land a cool job someday~~

07:28 AM Mar 12 2008 |

Yuluna

Yuluna

Germany

I would like to land a job with my profession .

01:54 AM Mar 10 2008 |

Donny--chou

China

Somebody great should land me,hehe

09:51 PM Mar 09 2008 |

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