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Episode 03: Kicked out!

Harry sure is good at his job as he doesn’t come cheap!

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Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hello Bobbos,

The meaning is similar to the meaning of 'be ahead of the game', which you can find in our dictionary - see the Cambridge Dictionaries Online search box on the lower right side of this page. The difference is between the meaning of 'be' and 'keep' - 'keep' means something like 'maintain' here.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you british council for all lessons.

Just I want to say you that I'm begining to learn English and it's had been interesting to me because the american and Brithis has a lot of thing to get and learn thankyou by your effort and I'll be often here to more
From Colombia to your thank a lot

Dear English team,
I do not understand the meaning of this sentence: "If you take into account the work I'll have to put into it, all my time.". Could you please explain me that? Thank you in advance.


Hello hakunamata1991,

It helps to look at phrases in context. The context here is:

Magda: Phew! That sounds like a lot...
Olivia: It is!
Harry: It isn’t really...that’s what these things cost now...if you take into account the work I’ll have to put into it, and all my time...

'Take into account' means 'include' or 'don't forget about', so Harry is saying 'it isn't so expensive if you include my work and time in the calculation'.

I hope that clarifies it for you.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team


so what is the different between flat and apartment or house or ...

Hello StrangeGr,

You can discover the differences between these words by looking them up in our dictionary. Note that two of them mean the same thing, but one is more common in American English and the other is more common in British English.

Best regards,
The LearnEnglish Team

Excelent!!! I think it's a good way in order to learn English. Thanks you!!!

Hi there
it's really very interesting lessons , but I've problem with the word '' though '' :'( is it means however or means another thing , please let me know