How to Learn
up / jam = get stuck; a mechanical failure
The toilet got all jammed
we had to call a plumber.
The highways were
jammed with traffic
during rush hour.
jerk / jerk around = to cause problems for someone; to be mean, not
Stanley got tired of being jerked around by his boss, so he
quit his job.
His boss was a jerk.
join in = become a part of a group; invite
While her friends were talking, she wasn't
able to join in the conversatioin because she had to finish doing something
on her laptop.
around = to say something funny, not serious.
A: It's snowing outside?! Are you kidding me?
B: Yeah, I'm just joking around.
on = buy or get something quickly.
When we found out this house was for sale, we jumped
on it and our offer was accepted.
just around the corner = very soon.
Her due date is just around
the corner. She'll
probably have her baby within the next couple of weeks.
just in = new information suddenly avaialble.
Usually used on radio and TV news.
"Just in... a tornado has been sighted in our area.
Take shelter immediately!"