Vocabulary Spotlight | Out of the blue, Take it with a grain of salt, and Give it a shot

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In this episode of The A to Z English Podcast, Xochitl and Jack discuss the following three idiomatic expressions:

Out of the blue:

Definition: Unexpectedly or without warning; something happening suddenly and unexpectedly.

Example: “I hadn’t spoken to my old friend in years, but then out of the blue, she sent me an email asking how I was doing.”

Take it with a grain of salt:

Definition: To be skeptical about something; not to completely believe or trust something.

Example: “The tabloids reported that the celebrity was getting married again, but we should take it with a grain of salt until we hear it from a reliable source.”

Give it a shot:

Definition: To attempt or try something; to give something a try, especially when facing uncertainty or difficulty.

Example: “I’ve never played golf before, but I’m willing to give it a shot and see how it goes.”

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