Thursday, 4 May 2017

It won't wash


Meaning

  • to be unacceptable không thể chấp nhận được
  • not believe or accept someone's explanation, reason, attitude...
  • won't work

Example

  • Don't think you can get credit without doing the work - that doesn't wash around here.
  • I'm sorry but all his charm just doesn't wash with me.
  • The boss's idea to work an extra hour everyday won't wash with the team - they'll be furious.
  • Just saying you've got a cold won't wash with your fans - they've paid a lot of money to come and see you perform. 

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