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tough love • pick on • brought it home
play dress up • sneak into
  1. We tried to the concert without paying.
  2. My grandma showed us by making us eat our vegetables.
  3. I used to always my litte sister and tease her.
  4. The two chidlren liked to with their mom's clothes.
  5. After I failed the test, it that I needed to study more.
Comprehension Quiz
Answer the following questions about the interview.

1088 Make-up

Rebecca talks about how she was introduced to make-up and her thoughts on it.

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tough love

It was tough love.

Tough love is when someone makes a person do something they do not want to do, but by doing it, it helps them. For example, making a child eat vegetables is tough love. The child does not want to do it, but the parent makes them because they love them and they want the child to be healthy. Notice the following:

  1. As a teacher, I give lots of homework. It's tough love.
  2. My dad was really strict but I suppose it was tough love.

pick on

I was getting picked on at school.

When you pick on someone, you make fun on them or tease them. You might joke about how they look or speak. You can pick on someone in a nice way, like with friends, or in a very cruel way, like with childhood bullies. Notice the following:

  1. He was overweight, so he got picked on.
  2. My older brother used to always pick on me.

bring it home

It brought it home to me

When something is brought home to someone, that means they finally realize the importance of something through an example. Often a story, an incident, or some experience can bring something home to someone. Notice the following:

  1. My car crash brought it home to me how special life is.
  2. Not seeing my children all summer brought it home how much I love them.

play dress up

I had friends who would play dress up.

When children play dress up, they often put on their parents clothes to look like adults. Girls tend to play dress up more than boys. Notice the following:

  1. My sister never played dress up. She was a tomboy.
  2. She used to play dress up in her big sister's clothes.

sneak into

They would sneak into my mother's closet.

When you sneak into something, you enter it without permission. We usually sneak into places when no one is looking. You can also sneak out of something, like sneak out of a meeting. Notice the following:

  1. We sneaked into the movie theater without paying.
  2. He sneaked back into his house after midnight.