Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

that's the spirit

that's the spirit
Meaning(s)
1) a phrase of encouragement
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    • keep going, that's the spirit
  • Analysis
    When you say 'that's the spirit' you are approving of someone's attitude, determination or opinion. Usually, this expression is used to praise someone's optimism or determination. "I'm going to pass the next time! - Yes! That's the spirit!" Similar in meaning to the phrase 'way to go!'. This is an informal phrase used more often in social contexts. 
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Keep going, that's the spirit! said Tony to his wife during the marathon.
    2. That's the spirit, he said to his wife when she agreed to dress up in a costume for Halloween.
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