字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is idioms 269. The idiom today is in droves. Okay. Let's take a look at the note here. If we say someone arrives or does something in droves, it means they arrived or did something in large amounts or or large numbers. Okay. Let's continue. The origin seems to come from the use of droves referring to large numbers of animals gathered together and usually moved from place to place, especially cattle. You know, so they may travel or move them in droves. So it's the same idea. Okay. Let's look at the first example here. Example number one. Many supporters are leaving that political party in droves. Yeah. If they have some scandals or something like that. Or maybe they just don't like what they represent anymore. They may leave in droves, like large numbers of them. Or number two here. Border security claims that many illegal aliens are trying to cross the border in droves. Okay, You might have heard of that reported. Number three, early bird shoppers arrived in droves to take advantage of that clearance sale. Yeah. Maybe it's one of the big department stores. They are having a clearance sale once a year. Discounting a lot of things. So a lot of people will arrive early in droves to try to get the good stuff before it's gone basically. Okay. Anyway I hope you got it. I hope it's clear. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.