Catch Word #209 – Asleep at the wheel

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Have you ever gotten so distracted that you forgot to do something very important? Have you ever wondered if there’s a way to explain that situation in English? Well, look no further than this Catch Word episode! Andrew and Jeremy walk you through a few useful expressions about losing focus during an important task. Make sure to study hard, you wouldn’t want to fall asleep at the wheel during your English learning journey!

Fun facts

Drowsy driving, or driving while tired, is a common and serious problem nowadays. Driving
with poor or little sleep decreases your ability to focus, make quick decisions, and use your
fine motor skills, which are all necessary for driving. Over 72% of drivers in Ontario,
Canada, have admitted to driving while fatigued.

Expressions included in the study guide

  • Asleep at the wheel/switch
  • It will cost you
  • A buddy
  • To catch a lucky break
  • To sneak in/out
  • To drop the ball
  • To drop the mic

Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free

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