Apr 30, 2018
A Phrasal Verb a Day #125 - TO PILE IN
= to enter a place or a thing (e.g. a car) in very large
“The doors of the store opened and everyone piled in, hoping to get a bargain in the sales.”
Hello there. Here is another phrasal verb for you and this one
is TO PILE IN. PILE IN. So pile, that’s P I L E. Now, do you know
what a pile is? If there’s a pile of clothes on the floor or a pile
of something, it just means a large amount or a large number of
things all in one place. Right? Like a big pile of clothes. If
you’ve just done the laundry and you take clothes out of the
laundry, there’s usually a pile of clothes on the floor. Right?
Now, to pile…
So, that’s a large amount of something. Right.
Okay? So, for example, you know, before the concert everyone was
waiting out outside, everyone was very exited, and the doors opened
and immediately everyone just PILED INTO the venue. Okay? You know
like everyone… All the family were really excited and couldn’t wait
to start the holiday and, you know, dad opened the door of the car
and the kids just PILED IN the back and we started the holiday.
So, TO PILE IN. Okay?
There you go.
Like, for example, the beginning of the sales period, when the department store is going, you know, to sell lots of items at discounts, you might say that there are lots of, you know, excited shoppers queuing up outside the department store and at the beginning of the day the manager opened the doors and everyone immediately PILED IN and started shopping. Okay? So, there you go. TO PILE IN to enter in very large numbers. Allright? That’s the end of this episode. Bye.