I got rid of my old car

I talked about the phrasal verb “to get rid of” on twitter when President Trump suggested the filibuster rule should be gotten rid of. I want to discuss it here again in case you missed it there.

So, what does this phrase mean? If you get rid of something, you throw it away or dispose of it. For example, when you’re moving, you may need to get rid of your old furniture or old clothes. It may be time to get rid of your old car too, and get a new one.

To get rid of can be used for things that are not tangible, like get rid of bad habits, get rid of smoke smells, or get rid of pains and feelings. And interestingly, you can get rid of a person as well, for example, when you fire someone.

NOTE: The original story was first published in September 2017.

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