Hi friends! Let’s continue learning words from TV series. This time, we’ll talk about Prison Break. This story is about a man who was sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit and his brother’s elaborate plan to help him escape his death sentence. — By the way, if you hadn’t watched it, I absolutely recommend it! I won’t say much about it, I don’t want to spoil it.Anyway, the phrase I want to highlight today is “I want in”. When you say you want “in” or “out”, you’re expressing desire to be in or out of a particular place or situation. For example, in of the episodes, Westmoreland tells Michael “Things have changed. I want in.”. He means he wants to be part of the group that will be breaking out of prison.
This phrase leads us to another one: “I’m in”. To be “in” or “out” means you decided you are going to be part of a certain situation. You’re not asking for permission (as in “I want in”), you’re just telling the people what you’ve already decided.
For example, a group of friends are planning to get into some kind of mischief. Before they start, the leader says, “If anyone wants out, there’s the door.” One of them decides he doesn’t want to be part of it, so he says “I’m out, sorry guys”.
Well, that’s for this week.
Hope you learned something!