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go over one's head English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: May 07 2020

Themes: Friend, Hobbies


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

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“We have this joke in English, “Why did the chicken cross the road?” And the answer is, “To get to the other side.” Yeah…. I must be missing something because this joke always goes over my head.

—Ebaby!’s Dominique, speaking about not understanding a joke

2. Video - Watch the video before learning the definition.


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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be difficult to understand; be confusing

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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There is a classic joke in English about a chicken who crosses the road in order to get to the other side. Dominique doesn’t understand this joke. She doesn’t know why people think it’s funny, and it goes right over her head.

It can be frustrating when something goes over your head. Maybe, your English teacher is very difficult, or perhaps your friend is excited about something really weird. Just remember that it’s OK if you don’t understand everything. What was the last thing that went over your head? Who do you ask when you don’t understand something?

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1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“These math problems go over my head.”

“Her explanation went over my head. Can you help me to understand?”

“Steve says that The Darjeeling Limited goes over his head, but it’s my favorite movie.”


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what men Dominique ?

10:22 AM May 07 2020 |

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whenerver i am writing an essay something goes over my head because i have to think too much

02:20 AM May 07 2020 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

In math sometimes some problems go over my head and I ask my teacher about it.

06:10 PM Oct 07 2018 |

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