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Crashing

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:59 pm
by Stevenloan
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

Re: Crashing

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:38 pm
by trolley
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...

Re: Crashing

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:26 pm
by Erik_Kowal
In this context, crashing is a shortened form of gatecrashing.

Re: Crashing

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:36 pm
by Stevenloan
trolley and Erik : Thank you both so much for your answers.

StevenLoan