Idiom: to pull out all the stops.
LSI Teacher: The United States of
America’s Independence Day is on July 4th and it is the celebration
of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. This day is
also known as the Fourth of July.
Celebrations usually pull out all the
stops, with barbeques, parades, carnivals, concerts, baseball games, and . There are a lot of
fireworks and each city usually puts on a firework show at night. Hollywood
studios typically save their biggest movies of the summer for the Fourth of July
weekend. So, get ready for some amazing fireworks, barbecues, and movies to
fill your weekend!
Bob: I’m so excited for
the game this Friday! I went to Party City and bought a bunch of decorations
for my house. I also made a deal with the local sandwich shop to cater my party
for a really low fee.
Ken: Wow! You are really pulling out all the stops, aren’t you?
Bob: I guess so. I know
that when I went to my friend’s house to see another game last week, she really
pulled out all the stops and even
had a live band play after the game.
Ken: Well, that will be
hard to match, but it looks like you and your friends will have a good time.
Bob: We will have a better
time if our team wins!
Meaning: To pull out all the stops means to do
everything you can to make something successful. In the first example, the
teacher is talking about how everyone celebrates the 4th of July. In
the second example, Bill is pulling out all the stops in order to
make a successful party.
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