Today’s English word of the day is the idiom: put out to pasture. Keep reading to learn the meaning of ‘put out to pasture’, hear the pronunciation, and read two examples of the vocabulary in use. With each English word of the day, I only focus on one definition. To see every meaning of the word, check out its entry in the Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries or in the Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary.
put out to pasture: to force someone to leave a job because of old age
American English Pronunciation of ‘Pasture’: /ˈpæstʃər/
😕: I’ve got an inkling that management is getting ready to let me go. I’m the oldest person here, and probably the most highly paid.
😱: You’re the best engineer we’ve got! They can’t put you out to pasture just to bring in someone younger and cheaper.
🙄: I’m not looking forward to work today. There are a few old-timers we’ve got to put out to pasture.
🤨: You ought to be careful about that. You could get slapped with an age discrimination lawsuit.
Want more practice using the idiom ‘put out to pasture’? Here are some BBC.com articles featuring today’s vocabulary! As usual, in these articles you will find a few different uses of this word of the day.
And while we’re on the topic of age… Here’s some listening practice for you! Isabel Allende delivers one of my favorite TED Talks, “How to Live Passionately—No Matter Your Age”. Good advice for us all!
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Definition source: Merriam-Webster.
Come back tomorrow for another advanced English word of the day! My schedule is:
THURSDAY: slang, idiom, or phrasal verb
FRIDAY: academic, literary, or otherwise “big” vocabulary