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sick of

sick of

Date: Aug 27 2009


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

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“I’m really glad that I’m still working and that people are not sick of me.”

- Actress Meryl Streep talking about her long career. (Us Weekly)


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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bored with, tired of, not interested in

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Too much of anything can make you sick, even if it’s something really good. Chocolate cake is delicious, but if you ate it every day with every meal, you might get a little sick of it.

But it’s not just food that people get sick of. Anything that is repeated too much or experienced too often can cause you to throw up your hands and say, “I’m sick of this!”

When a song is repeated too often on the radio, people get sick of hearing it. Someone who hasn’t been in a relationship for a long time might start to feel sick of being single. Or if you are fed up with everything, you might say you are sick of life. If you are extremely sick of something you can say you’re sick and tired of it, or even sick to death of it.

Meryl Streep has appeared in nearly 50 films. Her first movie came out in 1971, almost 40 years ago. She jokes that people might be getting sick of her because she has been making movies for such a long time. But with 15 Academy Award nominations and 23 Golden Globe nominations, she is one of the most well-respected actresses in the US. Audiences haven’t gotten sick of her yet.

Is there anything you are sick of right now? What have you gotten sick of in the past?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“I’m so sick of Mexican food. Can’t we eat something else once in a while?”

“I hope the bus comes soon. I’m really sick of waiting for it.”

“Melissa usually gets sick of her boyfriends really quickly.”


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

VOLTS it means fed up or tired of someone.
by VOLTSSuper Member!
zeus2006 sick and tired of, be bored, get the willies.
by zeus2006Super Member!
sofree get tired of
by sofree
Sezai Weary of, out of conceit with, tired of
by Sezai
Maja_Roxy sick of = feeling bored with something
by Maja_Roxy
Gellerke annoyed with sg, or somebody have enough
by Gellerke
chomo HATE:))
by chomo
It means that people are not bored with Merly Streep
by Despotis Evelyn
Lily86 To fed up with someone.
by Lily86
annoy sb., make sb angry
by ilaydailayda91
lalobrown it means that the ppl havent get enough of her even though she`s a long career.
by lalobrown
tianyq0709 feel tired or detest for sth.
by tianyq0709
to be sick of someone means to be fed up with
by monacovalentina
dearpesar tired,bored, weary, disinterested
by dearpesar

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Im sick of hearing about ,,the global economy downturn ):

09:02 PM Aug 30 2009 |




im sick of waiting so much to achive my dreams

02:17 PM Aug 30 2009 |




my neigbours

10:34 PM Aug 29 2009 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

cause right now it said that we cant come to the phone(spike dsl)

I`m sick of staying up late

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09:02 PM Aug 29 2009 |




I'm sick of insecurity

02:41 PM Aug 29 2009 |



 I hope i´m not sick of my friends ….. and of course i´m sick of merly streep…!!!! excellent actrees!!!!!!!!!

01:51 PM Aug 29 2009 |



Russian Federation

At least, I hope you don't sick of english baby.

12:32 PM Aug 29 2009 |



hi this is amrit from the saudi arab how are you

10:05 AM Aug 29 2009 |



i am sick of having class in university during the weekend!!!!

07:18 AM Aug 29 2009 |




so sick of love songs. du du du du du du du du du gotta change my answering machnine….

03:12 AM Aug 29 2009 |



well.. i am sick of such short lessons :D

10:05 PM Aug 28 2009 |



“I’m really glad that I’m still working and that people are very sick of me.”

– Actor MemoTheHun talking about his long career. (Us Weekly)




10:04 PM Aug 28 2009 |



I was sick of looking for an apartment, but I found it last week. I'm sick of the politicians of my country and the expensive things in my city.

04:29 PM Aug 28 2009 |




I'm sick of the life in My own country)))

08:04 AM Aug 28 2009 |



I'm sick of my job..

03:51 AM Aug 28 2009 |



slang english always interesting…

03:49 AM Aug 28 2009 |


Viet Nam

i am sick of my work,  i want to find other job, but now i haven't found it yet. 

02:21 AM Aug 28 2009 |



she is very happy that she acts till now and that people may fed up of her.

11:46 PM Aug 27 2009 |




some months ago i was really sick of the cold weather, that place was freezing, even though i liked to live there.

10:33 PM Aug 27 2009 |



United States

I am sick and tired of my job.

10:14 PM Aug 27 2009 |

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