Let’s learn about the meaning of “to send back soup”. Rachel is talking about ordering food at a restaurant, and then returning that food because it’s not good enough.
FICA stands for Federal Insurance Contributions Act.
Anyone who earns income in the United States will have to pay a portion of that income to the United States government. One of the ways this happens is through FICA. Employee income is sets by the employer, and tax deductions happen only at the time of payment. This results in a pay check amount that’s lower than the simple math you might do in your head, when estimating your earnings.
This is an uncommon English expression – it is an unexpected and surprising way to say “late 30’s” – that is, being between 36 and 39 years old. If we think that it’s a bad thing to get older, then as you get older, your status declines lower and lower. So, from age 30 to age 39, you get deeper and deeper.
This English expression is a bit of a joke. If you are “wearing your birthday suit”, then you are naked. Your birth day suit is the suit that you were wearing when you were born. Of course, when you were born, you weren’t wearing a suit at all, because you were a naked baby.
The day that you were born was a very auspicious day, don’t you agree? Since your birthday was a very special day of celebration, people should dress formally for the occasion. That means everyone should wear a suit. However, babies are born naked. So the only suit that you can wear on your birth day is “nothing”.
In Season 1, Episode 1 of This Is Us, Rebecca is singing a birthday song to Jack and calls herself Shamu. REBECCA: [Singing] Happy 36th birthday to you, Happy 36th birthday to you, I have triplets inside of me, I am Shamu. Shamu Was a Famous Whale Shamu (pronounce it like you would say …
Transcript of ‘This is Us’ S01E01 – The Pilot
Examples of “To Phone It In” in TV & Movies FRIENDS – Season 1, Episode 10, The One With the Monkey Ross: (Watching Marcel and talking to Rachel) I wanted this to work so much. I mean I’m still in there, changing his diapers, pickin’ his fleas… but he’s just phoning it in. Just …
“To close someone out” (also “to shut someone out”) means to stop connecting with them emotionally. This usually means that you stop talking, stop touching, and/or stop sharing your emotions. You’re still present, but you no longer let that person “inside of you”. They can no longer see what you’re thinking and feeling. They can no longer go inside of you, and see the world from your perspective. You’ve closed them out (of your experience of the world).
K.P. stands for “kitchen police duty” or “kitchen patrol”. If you do K.P., then you take charge in the kitchen, and accomplish some kitchen tasks (such as cooking, cleaning, or doing dishes).
Jane: Are you ready? Feeling awake, mentally alert? Lisbon: Yes. Jane: Fantastic. Okay. I want you to imagine a screen between you and I. On that screen I want you to project a basic shape like a square, but not a square. Got it? Lisbon: Okay. Jane: Lock it in. Now I want you to …