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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Adverb Phrase 24. The adverb phrase today

  • is like nobody's business. Okay. Let's take a look at the note here. If someone

  • does something like nobody's business, he or she does it extremely well or to an

  • excessive degree. So it could be used for both. One meaning somebody has a good

  • skill, doing it very, very well or somebody goes way too far, way overboard.

  • They do it to an excessive degree here. Let's continue. Some people think this

  • phrase may have been invented to avoid using another similar phrase. You know, at

  • the time " like the devil " we still do use like the devil sometimes too. Also you

  • know, it's like an intensifier. Meaning you know, that you do something to an

  • excessive degree or also extremely well. You know somebody could do something

  • like the devil. Some people may have thought that the phrase" like the devil"

  • was either offensive, because you know it's like the devil. It is like saying hell

  • or damn. At one time those were considered to be like dirty words. Or perhaps giving

  • the devil too much credit or praise. So instead of saying that. Maybe they

  • started saying like nobody's business to avoid saying like the devil. Okay.

  • Let's continue. And we have three examples here. Example number one.

  • Complaints have been pouring in like nobody's business.

  • Yeah. It could be about a positive thing too. You could say like fan letters have

  • been pouring in like nobody's business as well. Or number two here. After winning

  • the lottery, he started spending money like nobody's business.

  • Yeah. I often hear it used with like spending money. Somebody could be

  • spending money like nobody's business, to an excessive degree. And

  • number three. He can run like nobody's business. He may have the chance to

  • qualify for the Olympics one day. So again of course this one stresses a good

  • skill. So in the same way, you could say you know, we could run like the devil.

  • You could even still use that today, meaning that they are very skilled.

  • Anyway, I hope he got it. I hope it was clear. Thank you

  • for your time. Bye-bye.

Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Adverb Phrase 24. The adverb phrase today


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