Uma Chave Inglesa no Projeto [Expressão: In The Works]

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Uma Chave Inglesa no Projeto [Expressão: In The Works]

Happy New Year!

What are your plans for this New Year? Are you going to take your English to the next level with us this year?

We here at Tim and Tammy Teach have several interesting projects in the works for this year?  Read about them below (and learn the expression "in the works" while you're at it.)

  • take your English to the next level = levar o seu inglês para o próximo nível
  • in the works = [Veja explicação desta expressão abaixo.]
  • while you're at it = ao mesmo tempo; enquanto estiver fazendo isto

Here are some of the projects we are working on right now:

1. Phrasal Verbs with the Letter P

Our next story in the Tim and Tammy Phrasal Verb Series is in the works. Soon we will be launching our 12th story - Phrasal Verbs with the Letter P.
http://tileeba.webstorelw.com.br/t/ingles-avancado/phrasal-verbs

  • we will be launching = estaremos lançando [gerundismo é comum em inglês. ;)]

2. Gírias e Expressões dos Seriados - Volume III

We also have another very interesting project in the works. We are recording more than 200 sentences from Adir Ferreira's latest e-book "GÍRIAS E EXPRESSÕES DOS SERIADOS - VOLUME III". That is coming soon, also. I'll tell you when it comes out.

  • recording = gravando
  • latest book = mais recente livro
  • coming soon = em breve
  • i'll tell you = eu lhe direi
  • when it comes out = quando sair

3. Domine Inglês Básico - Volume 2

We are also going to launch the second story of our Domine Inglês Básico Series.
http://tileeba.webstorelw.com.br/products/ingles-basico-volume-1-1 

4. Stay tuned!

There are other very interesting projects in the works right now, but I can't tell you about them yet. 😉

  • stay tuned = fique ligado
  • i can't tell you about them yet = eu não posso falar sobre eles ainda
O que significa a expressão 'in the works' Como se diz “in the works" em português? Qual é a tradução de "in the works"? What does "in the works" mean? What is the meaning of "in the works"?

  • in the works = in the works = a caminho, sendo planejado, em andamento [usado para falar sobre projetos, etc.]

Examples from online dictionaries:

I've heard there's a housing project in the works.

The agent said there was a movie deal in the works.

He assured her that a follow-up campaign was in the works.

They always have some wonderful new project in the works.

A musical version of the book is in the works.

He has a novel in the works.

There are some new laws in the works that will affect all of us.

I have some ideas in the works that you might be interested in.

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E quando algo atrapalha os nossos planos, dizemos que aquele evento "put a (monkey) wrench in the works".

  • monkey wrench = chave inglesa
O que significa a expressão 'throw a monkey wrench in the works' Como se diz “throw a monkey wrench in the works" em português? Qual é a tradução de "throw a monkey wrench in the works"? What does "throw a monkey wrench in the works" mean? What is the meaning of "throw a monkey wrench in the works"?

  • throw a (monkey) wrench in the works = transtornar os planos/projeto, estragar os planos/projeto, sabotar os planos/projeto

Lembre-se como conjugar o verbo "to throw" (jogar):
throw - threw - thrown

Examples from online dictionaries:

The funding for the project was withdrawn so that really threw a wrench in the works.

Half way through the theater production , the director found that the stage was smaller than he expected. This really threw a wrench in the works.

The boss threw a monkey wrench into our plans when he said we'd have to work Saturday.

The sudden withdrawal of the guest speaker really threw a monkey wrench in the works.

I hope nothing throws a monkey wrench in your plans to improve your English with us this year!

 

How about you? What do you have "in the works" right now? Please tell us about it below.

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10 comments “Uma Chave Inglesa no Projeto [Expressão: In The Works]”

My plans to study with Tim & Tammy Teach in Jundiaí is in the works, I hope my school doesn´t throw a monkey wrench into my plan rsrsrsrs I wish I could.
But if you have an intensive course in July let me know.I´ll go.

That would be great. Who know one day, Gabriela! We’d love to be able to meet you one day.

I’d like to change myself nest month, but i think my boss is gonna throw a monkey wrench in the works.

Really? How would you like to change, Gilmar?

I’ve plans in the works to study more times a week with you this year, so I hope nothing is coming to throw a monkey wrench into them.

I hope nothing does impede your plans, Marilene! Good luck with your studies!

I think that expression is easier to remember because of those cartoons where someone throws something (sometimes was really a monkey wrench) at those engines of giant clocktowers! =D

Interesting, Rodrigo! Do you know where that cartoon is on youtube?

here it is, Tim: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvDynmZyUno, that’s the only cartoon I could remember now.. It’s been a long time hehe
Woody throws it at exactly 2:00 min

Thank you for finding that, Rodrigo. That is definitely an allusion to this expression! Congratulations for picking up on that! You have a great memory!