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 Verb Phrase 171. The verb phrase today is pay off. Okay. We have four meanings and uses of pay off today. All right. So let's take a look at the first one here. The first one is to produce a profit or some significant benefit. All right. So we have two examples of this one. Someone might say my investment in that stock really paid off. I tripled my money. So whatever you put into it... let's say he put like $2,000 into it. If he tripled his money. Maybe he got six thousand in return. So he tripled his money. It paid off well for him. Number three. All the extra studying and preparation I did for the test paid off well. I got a score of 98. Now, of course this is not an investment in money. But it is a... it is, it is a significant benefit. You put in a lot of work and your work paid off. So it brought you a benefit. You are able to get a high score on the test. Okay. Number two here. To pay the full amount of something that is owed. Like you , you could pay off a bill . We hear that all the time. Okay. So it took me 10 years to pay off my school loan. Yeah. We'll especially use it for something that took a long time to pay off. Like for example if you just go to the restaurant and you eat food, we would probably just say you pay the bill. Not pay off the bill. But if it's if it's like a loan or something that takes a while to pay, then we often say to pay off. Something that you probably had to pay in installments or you had to pay for a while. You know, maybe pay off your mortgage or something like that. So let's continue. We got the second one here. He got in such serious credit card debt, he was unable to pay it off. He had to declare bankruptcy. So you could use it that way too. All right. Number three here. To pay the wages that are due to an employee after being fired. So here's the example. The boss fired him paid off the last of his wages and told him never to return to the premises again. So this would be a case probably where he got really angry, fired him. Said here, here's the last of his money. I never want to see your face again or something like that. Get out of here. So he just paid him off, so that he wouldn't have to see him again or he wouldn't have any excuse or reason to return. Okay. Or number four here. To bribe someone. Yeah. We use it a lot this way. You pay somebody off, you bribe someone. So let's look at the first one here. It was discovered that this Olympic judge was paid off to favor a particular country's athletes. Yeah. Remember a number of years ago there was a case where I think it was ice skaters. I forget the countries , but I remember that the one that won the gold medal actually was a girl that fell and normally if you fall on the ice you can't win. You, you can usually get no medal and they still got the gold. So that's when they did an investigation. That's when they found out. A lot of times if the Olympic judges are paid off, it's really hard to find that out or figure that out. But if it is something like a case like this, maybe they might investigate enough to check it out. Otherwise it's really hard to prove. All right. Let's look at the second one here. That politician was paid off to vote against this bill. He received large campaign donations to buy his vote. So it was kind of an indirect bribe. But it was still a bribe nonetheless. Maybe they donated a lot of money to his campaign and maybe even promised to do more if he would vote you know either for or against something. So that's a way of bribing politicians. Okay. Anyway, I hope you got it. I hope it was clear. I hope it was informative. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.