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Venkatarao: Why do you always run him down? He is good at his job and he is able to turn out very good work and that too on time (‡¢Ÿ¿Õ-éÂ-X¾Ûœ¿Ö ÆÅŒEo N«Õ-Jz®¾Öh …¢šÇ«Û? ÆÅŒÊÕ ÅŒÊÕ Íäæ® X¾E ¦Ç’à Íä²Ähœ¿Õ, ÆD ®¾ÂÃ-©¢©ð).

Rangarao: He may satisfy you, but he doesn't measure up. That's what even our boss says (ÆÅŒÊÕ EÊÕo ÅŒ%XÏh-X¾-ª½-ÍíÍŒÕa. ÂÃF ƢŌ ®¾«Õ-ª½nÅŒ/ Eª½y-£¾Çº ¬ÁÂËh ©äŸ¿Õ ÆÅŒ-EÂË. «ÕÊ ¦Ç®ý Â¹ØœÄ ÆŸä Æ¢šÇœ¿Õ).

Venkatarao: How much do you think we can pay him a month? (¯ç©-é¢Ō ƒ„íy-ÍŒa¢-šÇ«Û ÆÅŒ-EÂË?)

Rangarao: What he does now falls for short of what he is asking for. I think we can make do without him (ÆÅŒ-E-X¾Ûœ¿Õ Íäæ® X¾E ÆÅŒ-Ê-œ¿Õ-’¹Õ-ÅŒÕÊoC ÍÃ©Ç ÅŒÂ¹×ˆ«. ÆÅŒÊÕ ©ä¹ע-œÄ¯ä «ÕÊ¢ ’¹œ¿-¤ñÍŒÕa).

venkatarao: You mean we can ourselves do all this work? Impossible. Let's get on with him till we get a better hand (ÊÕ«y-¯äC ¨ „çáÅŒh¢ X¾E «ÕÊ¢ Í䧌Ö-©¯Ã? Ʋğµ¿u¢. ƢŌ-¹¢˜ä «Õ¢*-„Ã@ÁÙx ŸíJ-êÂ-«-ª½Â¹× ÆÅŒ-EÅî ®¾ª½Õl-¹×-¤òŸÄ¢).

Rangarao: Yea. A bad hand is better than no hand (Æ®¾©Õ Íäæ®-„Ã@ÁÙx ©ä¹-¤ò-«œ¿¢ ¹¢˜ä, Æ®¾-«Õ-ª½Õn©Õ „çÕª½Õ’¹Õ).


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Look at the following phrasal verbs from the conversation above:

1. Why do you always run him down?

2. He is able to turn out very good work

3. He doesn't measure up

1. Run somebody down = criticise somebody, often unfairly = ŠÂ¹-JE N«Õ-Jz¢-ÍŒœ¿¢, «áÈu¢’à ÆÂÃ-ª½-º¢’Ã
a. Jyothi: Sasi made a big mistake by marrying that guy Abhishek. He's mother has no good word to say about Sasi (ÆGµ-æ†-ÂúÊÕ åX@Çx-œ¿-{¢Åî ¬ÁP åXŸ¿l-ÅŒX¾Ûp Íä®Ï¢C. ÆÅŒE ÅŒLx ¬ÁPE ’¹ÕJ¢* ŠÂ¹ˆ «Õ¢* «ÖšÇ ÆÊŸ¿Õ).

Valli: Yea. She always runs Sasi down, even in the presence of strangers(Æ«ÛÊÕ. ‚N-œç-X¾Ûœ¿Ö ¬ÁPE ÅŒX¾Ûp X¾œ¿Õ-ÅŒÖ¯ä …¢{Õ¢C. ÂíÅŒh-„Ã@Áx «á¢Ÿ¿ª½ ¹؜Ä).

b) Vinai: Instead of pointing out other leaders' mistakes, politicians can work together for the good of the people (ƒÅŒª½ ¯Ã§ŒÕ-¹ש ©ð¤Ä-©ã¯äo ¦Ÿ¿Õ©Õ ªÃ•-ÂÌ-§ŒÕ-¯Ã-§ŒÕ-Â¹×©Õ “X¾èÇ-“¬ì-§ŒÕ®¾Õq Â¢ ¹L®Ï X¾E-Íä-§çáÍŒÕa).

Prasanth: They delight in running down one another, and in one- upmanship („Ã@ÁxÂ¹× ŠÂ¹-J-¯í-¹ª½Õ N«Õ-Jz¢ÍŒÕÂî«œ¿¢ ®¾ª½ŸÄ. ŠÂ¹J ¹¢˜ä ÅÃ«á ’íX¾p ÆE ÍŒÖXϢ͌Õ-Âî-„Ã-©E (one- upmanship) ®¾ª½ŸÄ).

Run down has other meanings too. we'll discuss them later.

2. Turn out = produce = …ÅŒpAh Í䧌՜¿¢/ ÅŒ§ŒÖª½Õ Í䧌՜¿¢/ («uÂËh) X¾E-Íä®Ï ÍŒÖXÏ¢-ÍŒœ¿¢
a) Jagadeesh: How do you find the man I recommended for your company? (¯äÊÕ ®Ï¤¶Ä-ª½®¾Õ Íä®ÏÊ ÆÅŒÊÕ ‡©Ç …¯Ãoœ¿Õ? (¦Ç’ïä X¾E Í䮾Õh-¯ÃoœÄ?))

Srihari: Excellent. He turns out very good work. We need more such people (ÍÃ©Ç ¦Ç’à X¾E-Íä-²Ähœ¿Õ. ‡¢Åî ¦Ç’Ã X¾E-Íä®Ï ÍŒÖXÏ-²Ähœ¿Õ. Æ©Ç¢-šË-„Ã@ÁÙx «ÖÂË¢Âà ÂÄÃL).

b) Srinivas: I am happy we are getting a new university in our area («Ö “¤Ä¢ÅŒ¢©ð ÂíÅŒh N¬Áy-N-ŸÄu-©§ŒÕ¢ «²òh¢-Ÿ¿E ®¾¢Åî-†¾¢’à …¢C).

Narasimha: Yea. That means a good number more graduates. Already universities are turning out graduates by the thousands a year, but where are the jobs for them?(Æ¢˜ä ÍéÇ-«Õ¢C X¾{d-¦µ¼-“Ÿ¿Õ©Õ ÆÊo-«Ö{. ƒX¾p-šËê N¬Áy-N-ŸÄu-©-§ŒÖ©Õ „ä©©ðx X¾{d-¦µ¼-“Ÿ¿Õ-©ÊÕ ÅŒ§ŒÖª½Õ Í䮾Õh-¯Ãoªá. ÂÃF „ÃJÂË …Ÿîu-’Ã-©äN?)

c) The factory turns out 20,000 bikes a year = ‚ ¤¶Äu¹dK ®¾¢«-ÅŒq-ªÃ-EÂË 20,000 ¦ãjÂ¹×©Õ ÅŒ§ŒÖ-ª½Õ-Íä-®¾Õh¢C.

3. Measure up = To be good enough = Ƣ͌-¯Ã-©Â¹× ÅŒ’¹_-{Õd’à …¢œ¿œ¿¢

ƪáÅä Measure up ÊÕ ‡Â¹×ˆ« notÅî „Ãœ¿ÕÅâ. Ƣ͌-¯Ã-©Â¹× ÅŒ’¹_-{Õd’à ©äŸ¿Õ Ưä ƪ½n¢Åî.

a) Anu: Nobody works in that company for a long time, you know (‚ ¹¢åX-F©ð X¾E-Íä-æ®-„Ã-@ëx-«ª½Ö Ƙäd Âé¢ …¢œ¿ª½Õ ¹ŸÄ!)

Madhu: The pay is very good, but the production targets are high and those who don't measure up don't last („Ã@Áx °ÅÃ©Õ ÍÃ©Ç ¦Ç’¹Õ¢-šÇªá, …ÅŒpAh ©Â~Ãu©Õ ‡Â¹×ˆ„ä. Æ¢Ÿ¿Õ-¹E ‚ Ƣ͌-¯Ã-©Â¹× ®¾J-¤ò-E-„Ã@ÁÙx ‚ ®¾¢®¾n©ð …¢œ¿-©äŸ¿Õ. last = …¢œ¿œ¿¢)

b) Bhaskar: How is your new professor? (OÕ ÂíÅŒh “¤ñåX¶-®¾ªý ‡©Ç …¯Ãoœ¿Õ).

Sankar: No, he doesn't measure up to students' expectations. He may not stay long(©Ç¦µ¼¢ ©äŸ¿Õ. NŸÄu-ª½Õn© Ƣ͌-¯Ã-©Â¹× ®¾J’à ªÃ«œ¿¢ ©äŸÄ-§ŒÕÊ. ‡Â¹×ˆ« Âé¢ …¢œ¿-¹-¤ò-«ÍŒÕa).

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