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Curse word alert! What does the phrase SOL mean in American English?
We’re cussing today in this English lesson. Americans use the phrase “Sh*t out of” a couple of different ways.
First, “Sh*t out of luck.” Notice “out of” becomes “outta”. Sh*t out of luck.
This means what you want to happen, there’s just no way it can happen. You look into every possibility and and it’s just not going to work out.
For example, last weekend, last minute, I decided to visit my friend, I needed to rent a car. And I tried Zipcar, I tried all the car rental places in my neighborhood.
I even tried some new app I never heard of before but nothing was available, I was sh*t out of luck.
We also use it with the verb “beat” and “scared”. If something scares the sh*t out of you, It’s just really, really scary. Let’s say I don’t think my husband is home, I walk in, it’s late at night, it turns out he’s there, huh! I see him and for a second I don’t realize it’s him, I’m like “David, you scared the sh*t out of me.”
Now I hope you’re never in a fight because I hope no one ever beats the sh*t out of you. That means they really got you good, it wasn’t just a little minor scuffle, hfff, they beat the sh*t out of you.
Note: Sh*t out of luck can get shortened to SOL, if someone wants to use this phrase but not cuss. Sorry, you’re SOL.