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- phenomenal /fi-NOM-uh-nl/
- leg /leg/
- sweep over (something/someone) /sweep-oh-ver/
- rollout /ROHL-out/
- scalper /SKAL-pur/
[adjective] – extremely successful or special, especially in a surprising way
The Beatles’ music has been an all-time phenomenal success.
[noun] – a part of a trip, competition, or activity that has several stages
The Southeast Asian leg of Ariana Grande’s upcoming concert was canceled.
[phrasal verb] – to suddenly affect someone very strongly
The tragedy swept over Kyle’s loved ones.
[noun] – the act of making something, especially a product or service, available for the first time
The vaccine rollout in the country has been successful.
[noun] – someone who buys things, such as theatre tickets, at the usual prices and then sells them, when they are difficult to get, at much higher prices
We should get our tickets for the show before the scalpers take them all.
After a number of virtual staged performances amid the pandemic, this will be the best-selling group’s first in-person concert since “BTS World Tour Love Yourself: Speak Yourself [The Final]” in 2019. The news swept over the members of the “Army” (as BTS’ followers are known), who have long been waiting for the group’s in-person comeback shows. Given the ongoing pandemic, national and regional health regulations and protocols will still be followed at the said shows. The presale and general sale of tickets have started last October 2 and 9, respectively, via Ticketmaster. Meanwhile, several fans took to social media to show their disappointment on the ticket rollout, claiming Ticketmaster’s system allowed scalpers to buy up all the tickets in bulk. The official Ticketmaster Twitter account wrote, “Due to overwhelming past purchaser & verified fan presale demand for BTS Permission to Dance on Stage – LA, all shows are sold out & tickets are not available for the public on sale.”
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