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He has done an all nighter
ƒ¢Tx-†ý©ð „Ãœ¿Õ-¹-©ðÂË «®¾ÕhÊo ÂíÅŒh «uÂÌh-¹-ª½-º-©ÊÕ X¾J-ÍŒ§ŒÕ¢ Íäæ® QJ¥Â¹ ƒC. ¨ „ê½¢ Pull an all nighter, Bust a gut, Earn one's keep © ’¹ÕJ¢* ¯äª½Õa-¹עŸÄ¢!
Prasanth: You seem to have pulled an all nighter. Your face shows it.(ªÃ“ÅŒ¢Åà „äÕ©ïˆ-Êo-{Õd-¯Ão«Û. F „ç᣾Ǣ ÍŒÖæ®h¯ä Åç©Õ-²òh¢C.)

Seshachalam: You are right. This is the financial year end, you know. The accounts had to be brought upto date. I had to bust a gut to do that (ÊÕ«Ûy ®¾J-’ïä Íç¤Äp«Û. ƒC ‚Jn¹ ®¾¢«-ÅŒq-ªÃ¢ÅŒ¢ ¹ŸÄ? ©ã¹ˆ-©Fo ®¾¢«-ÅŒqª½¢ „çáÅŒh¢-OÕŸ¿ ƒX¾p-šË-ŸÄÂà •«Ö-È-ª½Õa©Õ Åç©ÇL. ÍÃ©Ç “¬ÁNÕ¢-ÍÃ-Lq-«-*a¢C ÆC Í䧌Õ-œÄ-EÂË.)

Prasanth: Really you must be earning your keep.(E•¢-’ïä F °ÅÃ-EÂË ÅŒ’¹_ X¾E Í䮾Õh-¯Ão«Û.)

Seshachalam: When did you return from your North Indian tour?(F …ÅŒh-ª½-¦µÇ-ª½ÅŒ §ŒÖ“ÅŒ ÊÕ¢* ‡X¾Ûpœ¿Õ AJ-’í-ÍÃa«Û?)

Prasanth: Just yesterday. We covered nine places in ten days- really a gruelling journey, I tell you. I do feel a little under the whether too.(EÊo¯ä. 10 ªîV©ðx 9 Íî{xéÂ@Çx¢. E•¢’à ÍÃ©Ç “¬Á«ÕÅî ¹؜ËÊ “X¾§ŒÖº¢, ÍçX¾Ûh¯Ão ¯ÃÂ¹Ø ÂíCl’à ʩ-ÅŒ’à …¢C/ ÂíCl’à «¢šðx ®¾J-©ä-Ê-{Õd’à …¢C.)

Seshachalam: You do look that. We are sailing in the same boat- You because of your journey and I because of the over work.(ÊÕ«y©Çê’ Â¹Ep-®¾Õh-¯Ão«Û. ƒŸ¿lJ X¾J-®ÏnB Šê婂 …¢CÐ ÊÕ„äy„çÖ F “X¾§ŒÖº¢ «©x, ¯äÊÕ X¾E-¦µÇª½¢ «©x.)

Prasanth: Let's have good rest then. Bye.(¦Ç’à N“¬Ç¢A B®¾Õˆ¢ŸÄ¢. Bye).


Note: Gruelling = difficult and tiring=“¬Á«Õ-Åî-¹Ø-œËÊ, Æ©-®¾{ ¹L-T¢Íä.

Look at the following expressions from the conversation above:
1) You have pulled an all-nighter.
2) I had to bust a gut to do that
3) Really you must be earning your keep.
1) Pull an all nighter - ƒC ÍÃ©Ç Modern expression -ƒX¾Ûp-œË-X¾Ûpœä „Ãœ¿Õ-¹-©ðÂË «®¾Õh-ÊoC = do a night out -ªÃ“ÅŒ¢Åà E“Ÿ¿-©ä-¹עœÄ X¾E-Íä-§ŒÕ{¢.

Manirathnam: Oh, what a night, really! I had to pull an all nighter just because we had to get things ready for the director's visit.(ƦÇs, \¢ ªÃ“Åî E•¢’Ã... ªÃ“ÅŒ¢Åà „äÕ©ðˆ-„ÃLq «*a¢C. œçjéª-¹dªý ®¾¢Ÿ¿-ª½zÊ Âí®¾Õh-¯Ãoœ¿Õ ÂæšËd.)

Janaki: If you had been regular from the beginning, there would have been no need to finish off everything in the last minute.(„ç៿šË ÊÕ¢* ÆFo ®¾“¹-«Õ¢’à Íä²òˆ-ÊÕ¢˜ä, *«J ENÕ-†¾¢©ð ÆFo «áT¢Íä Æ«-®¾ª½¢ …¢œ¿Ÿ¿Õ ¹ŸÄ?)

b) Mukund: Mani said he would come to the morning show too. Shall we pick him up on our way? («ÕÊÅî «ÕºË Â¹ØœÄ morning showÂË «²Äh-Ê-¯Ãoœ¿Õ. ŸÄJ©ð ÆÅŒEo Â¹ØœÄ B守-@Çl«Ö?)

Subhash: He has done an all nighter. So I doubt if he will be able to join us(ÆÅŒÊÕ ªÃ“ÅŒ¢Åà „äÕ©ïˆ-¯Ãoœ¿Õ. Æ¢Ÿ¿Õ-¹E ƒX¾Ûpœ¿Õ ÅŒÊ-®¾©Õ E“Ÿ¿-©ä* …¢šÇœÄ ÆE ¯ÃÂ¹× ®¾¢Ÿä£¾Ç¢.)

2. Bust a gut =work very hard/ make a big effort to achieve something (ŸäE-Âî-®¾-„çÕi¯Ã ¦Ç’à “¬ÁNÕ¢-ÍŒ{¢/ ÍÃ©Ç Â¹†¾d-X¾œË “X¾§ŒÕ-Ao¢-ÍŒ{¢.)

a) Bhushan: Have you finished the report? Is it ready? The MD will be here this afternoon. (ÊÕ„Ãy E„ä-C¹ X¾ÜJh-Íä-¬Ç„Ã? ÆC ®ÏŸ¿l´-„äÕ¯Ã? «ÕÊ Managing Director ¨ «ÕŸµÄu£¾Ço¢ ƒÂ¹ˆ-œ¿Õ¢-šÇª½Õ.)

Chaitanya: Have I ever failed you, boss? The report was ready last evening itself though I had to bust a gut to prepare it.(¯ä¯ç-X¾Ûp-œçj¯Ã Ÿä¢šðx-¯çj¯Ã NX¶¾-©-«Õ-§ŒÖu¯Ã, boss?EÊo ²Ä§ŒÕ¢-“ÅÃ-Eê ÆC ÅŒ§ŒÖ-éªj-¤ò-ªá¢C, ŸÄE Â¢ ¯äÊÕ ‡¢Åî “¬Á«Õ-X¾-œÄLq «*a-Ê-X¾p-šËÂÌ.)

b) Hemanth: Do you know he stood first in the Civils exam?(ÆÅŒÊÕ ®ÏN©üq X¾K-¹~©ðx “X¾Ÿ±¿-«á-œË’à EL-ÍÃœ¿Õ Åç©Õ²Ä?)

Shanmukh: Yea. I do. His mother had to bust a gut to educate him. Perhaps you know when he was just 10 years old, his dad died.(Åç©Õ®¾Õ. ÆÅŒEo ÍŒC-N¢-Íä¢-Ÿ¿ÕÂ¹× „Ã@Áx«Õt ‡¢Åî ¹†¾d-X¾-œË¢C. ÆÅŒE *Êo-ÅŒ-Ê¢-©ð¯ä ÅŒÊ ÅŒ¢“œË ¤ò«-{¢Åî.)

3) Earn one's/ somebody's keep 000 Earn money enough for one's basic needs like food, clothing, shelter (‡«-éªj¯Ã ÅŒ«Õ °N-ÅÃ-«-®¾-ªÃ-©ÊÕ ®¾¢¤Ä-C¢-ÍŒÕ-Âî-«{¢/ ÅŒÊ ÂÃ@Áx-OÕŸ¿ E©-¦-œ¿{¢.)

a) Krishna: Why is he so seriously in search of a job? His father is well off to support him.(‡¢Ÿ¿Õ-¹¢ÅŒ ’¹šËd’à …Ÿîu’¹¢ Â¢ „çÅŒÕ-¹×-ÅŒÕ-¯Ãoœ¿Õ. „Ã@Á} ¯ÃÊoÂ¹× ÅŒÊÊÕ ¤ò†Ï¢-Íä¢-Ÿ¿ÕÂ¹× ¦Ç’Ã¯ä œ¿¦Õs¢C ¹ŸÄ?)

Kesari: But he wants to be independent, so he is trying hard to earn his keep.(ÂÃF ÅŒÊÕ ®¾yÅŒ¢-“ÅŒ¢’à …¢œÄ-©E ÆÅŒE ÂîJ¹. Æ¢Ÿ¿Õ-¹¯ä ÅŒÊ ÂÃ@Áx-OÕŸ¿¯ä ÅŒÊÕ E©-¦-œÄ-©E ÆÅŒÊÕ “X¾§ŒÕ-Ao-®¾Õh-¯Ãoœ¿Õ.)

Jagadish: He is not doing his job well. He appears to be lazy, I mean that Prakash.(ÆÅŒÊÕ ÅŒÊ X¾E ®¾J’à Í䧌Õ-{¢-©äŸ¿Õ. ²ò«Õ-J’à ¹Ep-®¾Õh-¯Ãoœ¿Õ, ¯äÊ-¯äC “X¾ÂÃ-†ýÊÕ.)

Vinai: I have observed it too. I will tell him now itself to earn his keep or get out. (¯äÊÖ ’¹«Õ-E¢-ÍÃ-ÊC. ƒX¾Ûpœä Íç¤Äh-Ê-ÅŒ-EÅî. ƒÍäa °ÅÃ-EÂË ÅŒ’¹_ “¬Á„çÕi¯Ã Í䧌Õ-«ÕE; ©ä¹ע˜ä „çRx-¤ñ-«ÕtE.)

c) He is old enough to earn his keep. (ÅŒÊ Æ«-®¾-ªÃ-©Â¹× Âë-©-®ÏÊ œ¿¦Õs/ ÅŒÊ °«Ê¢ Â¢ ÅŒÊÕ ®¾¢¤Ä-C¢-ÍŒÕ-Âî-’¹-L_-ʢŌ åXŸ¿l-„Ã-œ¿-§ŒÖu-œ¿-ÅŒÊÕ (ÅŒLx-Ÿ¿¢-“œ¿Õ© OÕŸ¿ ‚ŸµÄ-ª½-X¾-œ¿-¹עœÄ).

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