Phrasal-Verbs – Letter I (With Prepositions)

–  Prepositional Phrasal-Verbs – Letter I  –


  • (to be) Born With A Silver Spoon In (one’s) Mouth – This is an IdiomaticPrepositional & Adjectival Phrasal Verb which is used to express that a person was born into a family and a life of wealth and privilege and has probably never had to work or experience any hardship in his or her life.  It is usually said as a derogatory remark against that person out of jealousy and resentment…

“Most people would agree that Gwyneth Paltrow was born with a silver spoon in her mouth, and that is why people resent almost all of the ridiculous things that she says to the media.”

  • (to) Fill (Someone) In (about something) – This is an Idiomatic and Prepositional Phrasal-Verb which means to give someone all the necessary information, details, knowledge, etc. about a certain situation or situations…

“I need you to fill me in on everything that you have been doing since we last spoke.”

“Allow me to fill you in on some of the things that we have been doing with our latest project.”


  • (to) Iron Out (something) – Besides being a heavy metal, an iron is a tool which we use to take the wrinkles out of clothes, and as a verb, it is the act of doing such.  So as an idiomatic phrasal verb, it is used to mean:  To do whatever is necessary in a situation to make things better, successful or bring it to a conclusion; to fix a situation; to clarify something…  “We are all ready to make the move to Tenerife, now we are just in the process of *ironing out* the details.”

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