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In this lesson you will learn how to use the idiom ‘it’s a steal’ when you talk in English.
Rebecca: “It’s a steal” means you are buying something at a very good price or at a price that’s surprisingly low.
Max: I also hear people saying “shopping for a steal”, does it mean the same?
Rebecca: Yes, it means the price is very cheap! It also means a good bargain.
Max: That’s the reason shops advertise “these prices are a steal”, right?
Rebecca: Exactly! That means you can buy at such cheap prices that you’ll feel as if you're almost stealing it! By the way, you look great in these jeans!
Max: They’re Armani at 50% discount! Just $70!
Rebecca: Wow! Such a great deal; that’s really a steal! I’ll go shopping today.
Max: Alright! But let’s listen to some conversations before you go shopping.
Greg: Hi there, Hillary!
Hillary: Hello Greg. Another new car?!
Greg: Oh! It’s not new. It’s a year old!
Hillary: It still looks new! How much did you pay for it?
Greg: I paid $3,000.
Hillary: You got this great car for 3,000 bucks! That’s a steal!
Greg: Yeah, I got it on sale, at a stealing price. That’s why I bought it!
Greg: Hey Maxi, let’s go and grab some T-shirts from the Supersale.
Max: Ah! Are the prices any good?
Greg: I’m sure there are some good bargains there. They have Puma ‘buy one and get another for free’ for just $20!
Max: Hmmm...that’s a steal! Maybe we should hurry up.
Greg: Yeah! At that price, they’re sure to run out of stock.
Max: Let’s go, Greg!
Hillary: Rebecca, when will you buy the new LED TV?
Rebecca: Guess I’ll buy it the day after Christmas. The prices will be a steal!
Hillary: You don’t have to wait for that! I got a brand new Sony LED last week for $700!
Rebecca: No way! That’s a real steal! Tell me about it!
Hillary: There’s a website which lets you bid on the products they sell.
Rebecca: Let’s check it out.
Hillary: I’ll show you the site.