Common Expressions Using the Word BABY 👶
Articles,  Blog

Common Expressions Using the Word BABY 👶


So today I want to teach
you English expressions that
are all related to babies. You’re not looking at the camera. Hey everyone. My name is Wes.
This is Interactive English, which is all about helping you practice
and improve your English skills. And today I am doing a collaboration. It is a daddy daughter collaboration
because I have our little girl Emi and she’s going to do this lesson with us
because the lesson is all about babies and different expressions in English that are, well they have to do with babies
and they’re related to babies. So the first thing that I want to talk
to you about are different similes. Now if you don’t know what a
simile is, it is a comparison. You’re comparing two things and you’re
using the words like or as in order to make that comparison. So
as you can probably guess, the similes that I’m going to talk to
you about have to do with babies and you are comparing something
or someone to a baby. So the first simile that I want to talk
to you about is to cry like a baby. And if you say that somebody
is crying like a baby, then that that just means that they are
crying and I often think we use it in the context that somebody is
complaining about something. Usually you would refer to an adult. Are you?…What are you?…
Are you complaining? What
are you complaining about? They’re complaining about something they
probably shouldn’t complain about and say, wow, you’re crying like
a baby. Stop crying like a baby. You shouldn’t be complaining
about this thing. You were huddled in a
corner crying like a baby. Do you want to say a
grown man cry like a baby? It’s funny how a man reacts
when his heart gets broken. Some break down and cry like a baby. I remember just crying like a baby. Crying like a baby or crying like someone in college. Then there is also the
simile as helpless as a baby. So when you think of babies,
you think about, well okay, what are some things they do? They
do cry a lot and they are well, they are pretty helpless as well. So if you want to describe
somebody who is very helpless, they can’t do anything on their
own, you can say, wow, you’re, you’re as helpless as a baby.
Are you? Are you pretty helpless? You’re not that helpless
are you? What do you think? Who stood by helpless as a baby. He was totally helpless baby when
we met. Just like our relationship. Healthiest little baby in
need of tender loving care. So she is getting a little
tired of sitting here. So
we’re going to keep moving. We’re going to get going and I’ll
continue the lesson and just one second. Ready? You always got to stay on
the move with these little ones. So I want to continue talking
to about another similarly, which is one that I think is very
common and that is to sleep like a baby. And what it means is just to sleep
really. So for example, maybe you’re, you’re traveling and the next day
somebody asks you, you know, Oh, so how did you sleep if you slept well
you could say, wow, I slept great, I slept like a baby. So again, babies, they like to sleep. I think
it’s very normal right now. Um, yeah, you’re not asleep.
It’s about time for her nap, so hopefully soon she will sleep
like a baby and sleep really well. At least that’s what I’m hoping for. She’s got a fever. Okay. Give her
two white ones and one blue one. She’ll sleep like a baby. Yeah, when it’s done. I’m going to sleep like a baby. So did you guys get much sleep because I wouldn’t have. I don’t know about Emily, but I slept like a baby. Drove all night. And you slept like
a baby. Do you want to stay here?. Where do you want to keep going? What do you, what do you want to do? What? What do you want to do? What do you want
to do little bear, huh? All right, let’s keep going. So we are back home after
a nice walk outside. What do you think? And we’re ready
to continue the lesson. Let’s see. What does this look like? Is
that framed up really nice? What do you think? All right.
You ready to continue the lesson? Yeah. Yeah. I can’t do it without you. You’re a very important part of this
lesson. So I want to do one more simile. that has to do with babies and
that is as soft as a baby’s bottom. You could also use this Emily, as
smooth as a baby’s bottom. And again, this would just be referring to, well a baby’s bottom
that it’s soft or smooth. And in this, I think you would be comparing something
you’re talking about perhaps some clothing, maybe some type of fabric, and you just want to say that
something is very smooth. The way it feels know like, ah,
it’s as smooth as a baby’s bottom, Oh so smooth. It’s like a baby’s bottom. Smooth as a baby’s behind. Or perhaps it’s just
very soft, like a cushion or a pillow. It’s as soft as a baby’s bottom. I have very sensitive skin. Soft as a baby’s bottom. Do they make my skin soft as a baby? You decide. And I think
this simile, yeah, it makes sense because baby’s
bottoms there, they’re pretty soft. They’re pretty smooth. And if you’ve
never touched a baby’s bottom, you’re just going to have to take my
word for it. Yeah, it’s pretty soft. It’s pretty smooth. The next expression that
I want to teach you. We’re going to move away from similes
right now and that is to have a food baby, and what this means is that when
somebody eats a lot of food, they eat a very big meal too much. Perhaps their stomach hurts
a little bit and it’s really, they feel like their stomach is
really large. They might say, Oh, I have a food baby. Often I think it’s used jokingly that
if someone does have a big meal and perhaps they’ve, they’re just too full,
they might say this. They might say, Oh, I have a food baby right now.
They might say this because, yeah, it’s like they a baby in their stomach
except it’s food instead of food baby. Oh Marge. I’m giving birth to a food baby. It’s probably just a food baby.
Did you have a big lunch? This is not a food baby. Then we have an idiom which is to
throw the baby out with the bath water. Now, this idiom I think, in my opinion, is a little more old fashioned. You may hear it from time to time if
you’re watching a movie or a TV show, uh, but what it means or where are
you going, where are you going? You don’t want to be a
part of the lesson anymore. And what this means is to throw
something out that is valuable, that is important and you do so
accidentally because you think that you’re getting rid of something that’s
worthless, that’s not important, and you throw it out and then you realize
that there was something valuable. There was something important in
there and you could say, well, I just, I threw the baby out with the bath water
often I think it’s used to talk about…perhaps an idea. Something that is first
disregarded as well. This is useless. And then they
come to realize that, wow, it was a great idea.
And you could say, well, if they decided, they threw the
baby out with the bath water. I didn’t buy a single second of that, but let’s not throw out the
baby with the bath water. I think there’s something here. All I’m saying is I don’t want to throw
the baby out with the water because you’ll get a wet, critically injured baby. We’re not gonna throw you out with the
bath water. Don’t worry. Don’t worry. We’re not going to. Then we have the
expression to be one’s baby because, well, a baby babies, they’re very
important. They’re very special. Everybody. Well, everybody loves their baby and if you
save that something is one’s baby, you’re referring to perhaps a
project and or or even a business, it just means that something is
very, very important to that person, that sometimes for people
it becomes so important. It’s very meaningful for them to make
it successful, to realize their dreams. Another person might refer to it as their
baby because it’s important to them. It’s very valuable. You could
say, yeah, you know, it’s like, it’s your baby. This is your car? No, it’s my baby. I feel real weird about tonight.
You hear that folks, okay, this one’s for Frank. This is his baby. Sleeping with your fanny pack? Golden jab. Yeah, it’s my baby. And you. You are my baby. Yeah, yeah. Then we have the expression to leave one
holding the baby and this is actually an expression that is more common in the
U K so you would hear this more often in British English. And what it means is to leave someone and
have them take the blame for something that happens and you would leave someone
holding the baby. So for example, maybe there is a business. Yeah, you don’t want to leave
someone holding the baby, do you? For example, maybe there is a business
and the boss is doing something illegal. The employees know about it and before
they get caught the boss just leaves and leaves the other one’s holding the baby
that they will take the blame for for any wrongdoing and you leave
someone holding the baby. Where do you want to go? So we hope you learned some
new expressions today and
if you did hit that like button and I just want to give a special
thanks to Emi for collaborating with me on this lesson. Thank you guys so much for watching
and we’ll see you next time. Bye. Can you say bye bye. We’ve
been working on this.

24 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *