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Crashing

Post by Stevenloan » Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:59 pm

Alex Morgan: "We've just won The World Cup! What are we going to do now?!"
Megan Rapinoe: "We're crashing The Obamas for a BBQ!"
Barack Obama: "Wait ... What?
Michelle Obama: "She said we're going to need to go get BBQ stuff.

- Hi everybody! "crash" has several meanings. What exactly does "We're crashing The Obamas for a BBQ" mean in this case?

Your answers will be greatly appreciated.

StevenLoan
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Re: Crashing

Post by trolley » Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:38 pm

To "crash" a party or other event is to attend without an invitation...to just show up. There is an American tradition where the president of the USA invites a sports team, that has just won a major competition, to the White House for dinner. Trump has waffled a bit on whether or not he is going to invite the American Women's soccer team after they won the World Cup. That was one of the players suggesting that they just show up at the Obama's for a BBQ, instead...which I'm sure would be a lot more fun...
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Re: Crashing

Post by Erik_Kowal » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:26 pm

In this context, crashing is a shortened form of gatecrashing.
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Re: Crashing

Post by Stevenloan » Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:36 pm

trolley and Erik : Thank you both so much for your answers.

StevenLoan
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