Phrasal verb: cut back on

  1. cut back on something
    Transitive, Inseparable
    Meaning: consume less
    Example: My doctor suggested I cut back on alcohol.

Did you know that 63% of adults in the United States are either overweight or obese?

In 1970, Americans spent about $6 billion on fast food. Nowadays the spending is nearly $150 billion.  Maybe we need to cut back on fast food!

Phrasal verb: pass out

  1. pass out
    Meaning: to faint
    Example: She passed out after the doctor gave her a needle.

Fainting or passing out is due to a lack of sufficient blood and oxygen reaching the brain.  Fainting can be caused by dehydration, low blood pressure, intense physical exercise, lack of sleep or even something as simple as being in a hot room or standing up too quickly.  Have you ever passed out?

English Mania

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Mania (noun):  an excessive enthusiasm or desire; an obsession

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