ENGLISH EXPRESSIONS

 

Get A Room

"Get a room." = "Stop showing your romantic love so much in public."

Example:

John:  “I love you so much, honey-bunny!”

Mary: “I love you more, stud muffin!”

John:  “No! I love you more!”

Kate:  “Oh, my God! Stop! Get a room!

Notes:

1. Literary Reference: Author Colin Nissan uses this expression in his June 26th, 2017

short story for The New Yorker, entitled "Steve At The Party" to describe the protagonist's

fantasizing: "He imagines that he's kissing Chloe, their camel-eyed children looking on, saying, 'Eww, gross, Mom and Dad! Get a room and have intercourse already!' And they would." (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/07/03/steve-at-the-party)   

2. Media Reference #1: Journalist Daniel Jones uses this expression in a February 5th, 2015 New York Times article entitled "How We Write About Love" to describe couples starting out: "What do we consider to be a good meeting story? When it involves chance more than effort. You get bonus points if the chance encounter suggests compatibility, like mistakenly wheeling off with each other’s shopping carts at Whole Foods because your items had so much overlap, you got the carts mixed up. 'I get those beets all the time!' 'You like Erewhon Supergrains, too?'Pretty soon it’s time to get a room." (https://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/08/style/how-we-write-about-love.html)

3. Media Reference #2: Writer and entertainer Jessi Klein uses this expression in a December 14th, 2012 edition of the NPR game show "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me!" to criticize her colleague, Peter Sagal, and a guest, Dr. Francis Collins, for discussing their mutual motorcycles too much, as if they were in love: "Get a room, guys." (https://www.npr.org/transcripts/167268607) (At 3 minutes and 10 seconds into the broadcast.)

4.   Media Reference #3: C.S. Lee's character of "Vince Masuka" uses this expression in season 3, episode 9 of the television series Dexter, "About Last Night," when he observes two colleagues kissing at work: "Hey, hey, get a room. Actually, no, don't." (At 15 minutes and 19 seconds into the episode. Originally aired November 23rd, 2008.) 

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