Today’s phrase is….
To get out of hand
Introduce it to your students with some personalised examples:
The party got a little bit out of hand after you left.
His Miley Cyrus obsession has got a little bit out of hand.
Help students to infer the meaning of the expression:
to become difficult to control
Have students discuss the following questions in pairs or small groups:
- Have you ever been to a party that got a bit wild?
- Have you ever attended or witnessed a celebration or protest that became difficult for authorities to manage?
- At school, were there specific times of day or times of the year when teachers had difficulty controlling students?
- Do you have any hobbies, tastes or pastimes that you think might be turning into obsessions?