Catch Word #54 – Two-faced

In this episode we talk about a person that you do not want to be friends with. We describe a person who is two-faced! We also give examples of how a person talks behind another’s back and how someone backstabs another. If you ever find yourself in these situations you will know how to talk about it. We hope you don’t have any people like this in your lives!

Expressions included in the learning materialstwo-faced

  • Two-faced
  • Sucks
  • To talk behind someone’s back
  • To go hand-in-hand
  • To backstab
  • To betray
  • To open up (a restaurant)

Sample transcript

Robin: Well, the first expression is to be two-faced or simply just two-faced.

Maura: Right, so two-faced.

Robin: Two-faced.

Maura: So … like, to have two faces?

Robin: Absolutely. And this means that you’re not very honest. So you present yourself in one way around some people and in another way around other people.

Maura: Right. So you might say things in one situation but then in another situation you might say the exact opposite.

Robin: I can give you an example. A person can say, “Wow Maura, you’re an amazing soccer player,” and then when you leave the room, they’ll say to Harp, “You know what? Maura is horrible at soccer. She sucks!”

Maura: Exactly, so in that case with one person you give an opinion that I’m a good soccer player and then with another person you say the exact opposite. So it’s like you have two different faces. One is maybe positive and the other negative.

Robin: I’m sure we all know somebody like this.

Maura: Yes, and maybe all of us have done something like this as well.

Robin: All of us have been two-faced at some point in time.

Robin: Well, the first expression is to be two-faced or simply just two-faced.
Maura: Right, so two-faced.
Robin: Two-faced.
Maura: So…like, to have two faces?
Robin: Absolutely. And this means that you’re not very honest. So you present yourself in one way around some people and in another way around other people.
Maura: Right. So you might say things in one situation but then in another situation you might say the exact opposite.
Robin: I can give you an example…

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