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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:28 pm 
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I have learnt many things from your talkenglish.com , basic listening section . I appreciate your hard efforts

please tell me the meaning of these tow expression that's crossing the line . give it a try


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 Post subject: Re: problems
PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:53 pm 
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"That's crossing the line."

"That" is representing something like an action.
"crossing the line" is an idiomatic phrase. Imagine something is good. Then imagine something is bad. Put the good and bad right next to each other then draw a line between them. If the action is not good, then it is crossing the line from good to bad. This expression is usually used when a specific action changes the normally good behavior.

"Give it a try."

This is a short phrase that is normally used in speaking. When someone does not want to do something but should do it, then you can say "Give it a try." Also, if someone is hesitant to do something like eating food the person has never tried, then you can say "Give it a try."

Here is an example conversation:

A: "This is a good French restaurant. They have great frog legs."
B: "I have never tried frog legs. Are they any good?"
A: "They are delicious. It tastes like fish."
B: "I don't know."
A: "I'm sure you'll like it. Give it a try."

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