Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

grit

grit
Meaning(s)
1) courage or resolve
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional MediumSocial
    • a display of grit
  • Analysis
    As a verb to have 'grit' is to have a lot of determination or dedication to something especially when results do not come early on. You need grit to succeed many things, grit is also referred to colloquially as 'stick with it-ness'.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Against all odds, he won the race with an inspiring display of grit. 
    2. She overcame every challenge she faced in life through sheer grit and determination.
    3. He gritted his teeth and prepared himself for the difficult task ahead.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Grit in youth is a good predictor of success in later life in the business world.
    2. Many entrepreneurs fail in setting up a business due to not having enough grit to see things through.
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2) small loose particles of stone or sand
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    • grit in your eye
  • Analysis
    As a noun, 'grit' refers to small particles of sand or stone. You need to grit the roads if there is ice or snow for example by laying down salt or sand. 
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. I didn't enjoy my time at the beach because the strong wind kept blowing grit into my eyes.
    2. Icy conditions were expected, so the council lorries were busy gritting the roads to give motorists more grip.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. We will have to grit the icy area outside the door or else we will be liable if someone hurts themselves.
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