Branch Out – Idiom of the Week

 

 

This week’s idiom is also a phrasal verb! A phrasal verb is a verb combined with a preposition in order to create a different meaning.

Never had authentic Thai, Brazilian, or Japanese food? “Branch out”, and try something new! Some might even say “broaden your horizons.”

 

So, what does this mean?

(Hint: It has nothing to do with branches or trees).

To “branch out” means to diversify your interests beyond what they currently are.

Example: She grew up in Nashville her whole life, so she decided to branch out and go to college outside of Tennessee.

 

Similarly, it can also mean to do something different, but related to something you have done before, that takes you down a new path.

Example: Branch out and try new foods every once in a while. You never know when you’ll find something you love!

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