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get back on the horse

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get back on the horse
重振雄风

Date: Mar 01 2012

Quote

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“I didn’t think I was ready to go back to acting, but that role was a great way to get back on the horse.”

- Actress Sandra Bullock talking about returning to movies after her divorce. (Associated Press)

“我认为自己还没做好回去表演的准备,但是该角色确实是重振雄风的绝妙方式”。
- 女演员桑德拉·布洛克 (Sandra Bullock) 谈论其离婚后重返银屏。

Definition

1. Definition - Study the definition.

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go back to something after you’ve had a set back; try again

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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If you fell off a horse, you’d probably be pretty traumatized. You might not ever want to get on another horse again. But if riding was important to you, you’d have to get back on the horse eventually. And it would probably be good to do it as soon as possible, because the longer you avoid doing something that scares you, the more frightening it becomes.

Sandra Bullock didn’t fall off a horse, but she did have a traumatic experience. She learned that her husband was cheating on her, and she went through a painful divorce. After that, she was nervous to go back to her old life of acting and being in the spotlight. But she had to get back on the horse.

Sandra found the perfect opportunity to get back on the horse with the movie Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. In the film, she plays a widow and mom who has to find a way to get back on the horse and face life after her husband is killed in the terrorist attack of 9/11.

Sandra may be back on the acting horse, but that doesn’t mean she’s ready to start dating again. After her traumatic break up, it might take her a little longer to get back on that horse.

Have you ever had to get back on the horse after a difficult experience? What advice would you give Sandra Bullock to help her get back on the horse and start dating again?

Examples

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“After failing Algebra, I didn’t want to get back on the horse, but I had to take the class again or I wouldn’t graduate.”

“It’s hard to get back on the horse and start dating again after a painful breakup.”

“I wish my dad would get back on the horse and try to find a job, but getting fired was so discouraging for him.”

Winners

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

alzhbeta return to do smth after some brake. try again the work which you didn't do for long time.
by alzhbeta
anges491 to return, esp to a former position or activity
by anges491
goodmahsa to start to do sth again successfully
by goodmahsa
To attempt the same challenging action after failure, but it can also mean to get back into a habit.
by candycandice
Ahshan do the same thing that you do before.
by Ahshan
SÉRGIO To continue trying something that one has had difficulty with in the past.
by SÉRGIO
 julito TO REASUME A HABIT AFTER A FAILURE
by julito
cubi1604 Get back to what you've done before
by cubi1604
It's you do it again after you fail or lose something.
by annie660723

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massiha123

massiha123

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

it was a interesting slang i use it later l like it.thanks

08:45 AM Mar 03 2012 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

LESYA Smile

10:21 AM Mar 02 2012 |

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kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

julito and IRENE FOREVER  I would give you 10 times “Like” if there was a function to do that.  


“What our problems worth in comparison with really awful things.” - the beginning of the leap year has showed me that all my silly worries I had during my life are nothing in comparison with “Really awful things” that have been started…....................

05:11 AM Mar 02 2012 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

julito, for some mystical reason you talk  in your comments about the troubles I have in my life now. This lesson has the second comment you made about that subject. Many lessons ago I found first  comment you made exactly about the subject, which bothers me so much. Paradox!

05:01 AM Mar 02 2012 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

Ryo :))

03:10 AM Mar 02 2012 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

Parion, I think he’s already back on the horse and galloping all along the prarie. That fall made him only stronger. It’s like an experience, sometimes falls are not that bad at all. We’re getting stronger and tougher and ready for new challengers!:)

11:38 PM Mar 01 2012 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

Yeah, for that guy is a long way to get back on the horse, if chiropractic helps.

11:10 PM Mar 01 2012 |

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 julito

julito

Argentina

Parion, your graphic picture couldn´t get any better.  Poor guy  ,he must have gone to the chiropractic afterwards-

11:07 PM Mar 01 2012 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

IRENE, thanks for sharing. I am myself a great admirer of Dale Carnagie . How he put things  in perspective.!!!

11:04 PM Mar 01 2012 |

cheer manal

Morocco

Never be a captive of your past, circumstances or situations, because life would be torturous and unbearable. i beleive that everything happens for a reason no matter how tough it is, every time you stumble, fall down…just take a deep breath and get back on the horse .

10:38 PM Mar 01 2012 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

IRENE , I have a friend who lives in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is a Pai ,it means  Father, He does a lot of social work and a spiritual counselor and has many disciples .When couples go to him  and say that they are divorcing ,he tells them, don´t do  that now , first you have to come with me for two weeks to the oncologic hospital and do service there. After that time they raraly divorce ,after seen the serious problems that patientes  have to bear they understand  that theirs are  nothing in comparission.


09:27 PM Mar 01 2012 |

walaamostafa

Egypt

try to recover and to be more storon after a disaster or a difficult possition

07:56 PM Mar 01 2012 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

Apple, at my age  I try to live  a tranquil life, The fast lane  I leave  it to the young .Cry

07:52 PM Mar 01 2012 |

AppleRome

AppleRome

Antarctica

@julito:


Wildest?


What are your wildest dreams?  Laughing Laughing lol

07:48 PM Mar 01 2012 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

AppleRome , yes, life  is a constant challenge  and  will not wait for us. So, after  a set back ,get back on the horse  to live our wildest dreamsWink

07:45 PM Mar 01 2012 |

alexa1

alexa1

Saudi Arabia

Coolget back on the horse 

07:41 PM Mar 01 2012 |

AppleRome

AppleRome

Antarctica

In the end, everyone should go back on the horse and try riding it once again in order to create their next journey.


Just, remember to create the dreams too.

07:41 PM Mar 01 2012 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

We have all seen those american rodeo contest that to win the prize  the cowboy or girlKissmust mount an untamed bronco and stay on top of him . The horse bucks and kicks the hell to dismount  the daring cowboy that most of the times ends up eating the dust of the ground.Nevertheless , they will try again  to  get back on the untamed horse. I wouldn´t dare to try ,unless I would have  no respect for my life and bones. HEHEHE 

07:29 PM Mar 01 2012 |

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kenlin16

kenlin16

Taiwan

Cherish whatever you got now and be grateful. Happiness is in you ;not from outside world. The biggest enemy is our self. Cool

05:18 PM Mar 01 2012 |

Learner of Life

Indonesia

Cool!


Like this lesson!


Thank you….

04:08 PM Mar 01 2012 |

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