Have you ever forgotten to buy an ingredient at the store that was needed for a meal with your family? Oops! It might be a little bit annoying for everyone, but it’s usually no big deal. Right? When we make this kind of small mistake in an informal setting, we can say “My bad!” to our family or friends.
In this episode, Dara shares a few more examples of this idiom in use. Click on the video below to watch!
My bad? Your bad grammar, you mean! You can’t say, “My bad!”
Well, as an idiom, you can! “My bad” means, “Sorry, that was my mistake!” or “Sorry, that was my fault!” It’s very informal, though, so don’t say it to your boss!
Let’s look at a few examples of how we could use this in context:
- Oops! Sorry, David! My bad!
- Boom! Sorry, everyone! My Bad!
- What happens if I push this button? [BOOM!] Oops … My bad!
So, there we are. Next time you are at fault around your friends, remember that you can say, “My bad!”
Now it’s your chance to practice using this common idiom. Look at the prompts below, and try to share some sentences using today’s idiom.
- Did you ever noisily drop your utensils onto the ground in a restaurant? What did you say?
- If you took a step backward in your home and bumped into your brother or sister, what could you say?
- Pretend you forgot to pick up the milk or bread at the store for breakfast. What might you say to your partner?
- Imagine you forgot to water the flowers in your front garden, and they started to wilt. How might you apologize?
- If you forgot to close the windows at night and some mosquitos got into your apartment, what would you say to your family?
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