Watch Out For The Megaflash Lightning | February 2, 2022
A trio of records is covered in today's show: Two are related to lightning, and one is related to ticket prices.
The crash of an American fighter jet in the South China Sea is another complication in a contested region.
And an indigenous woman is set to make history in the Olympics.
JOHNSON APOLOGIZES FOR ATTENDING PARTY
US /læps/ UK /læps/
lapse noun (FAILURE)
[C] a failure to do something that happens as a particular event at a particular time:
a memory lapse
She had a momentary lapse in concentration and lost the game.
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convince verb [T]
US /kənˈvɪns/ UK /kənˈvɪns/
B1 to persuade someone or make someone certain:
He managed to convince the jury of his innocence.
It's useless trying to convince her (that) she doesn't need to lose any weight.
[+ to infinitive]
I hope this will convince you to change your mind.
US /ˈdiː.sənt/ UK /ˈdiː.sənt/
B2 socially acceptable or good:
Everyone should be entitled to a decent wage/standard of living.
I thought he was a decent person.
It was very decent (= kind) of you to help.
It made quite a decent-sized (= large) hole.
After the recent scandal, the priest is expected to do the decent thing and resign from his position.
kick sb out — phrasal verb with kick verb
informal C1 to force someone to leave a place or organization:
His wife kicked him out.
She was kicked out of the squad.
(from Cambridge Dictionary)