Learn English Idioms: Nice Guys Finish Last

TFEEE nice guys finish last

I have a great English idiom for you in this lesson. Watch the video and learn how to use ‘nice guys finish last’.


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Learn English Idioms: Nice Guys Finish Last (Video Transcript)

Hey, guys! This is Jack from tofluency.com, and in this English lesson, you’re going to learn the idiom: nice guys finish last. You’re also going to see a variant of this idiom as well but first I’m going to show you a video from a live lesson than I did on Facebook. So, let’s watch that now…
Claudio Ranieri proves nice guys do not always come second. In the video, you saw the headline: Claudio Ranieri proves that nice guys do not always come second. Okay, now, Claudio Ranieri is the manager of Leicester City and Leicester City have just won the Premier League title. Claudio Ranieri is also known as a really nice guy. So, there is an idiom that says: nice guys finish last or nice guys comes second – and because Claudio Ranieri is a nice guy and he finished first or he came first it’s trying to say that this is an example that (where) this idiom isn’t always true; that nice guys sometimes finish first. Now, the idiom is trying to say that you can’t be nice to be successful. So, nice guys finish last means you can’t be a nice person to be successful and to win – and a lot of the time people believe that you have to be ruthless or selfish or inconsiderate in order to be successful; in order to win. Now, I have a question for you: can you be nice and successful?

Now, I have a question for you: can you be nice and successful? Do you think that you have to be ruthless in order to win or do you think you can be nice and be successful at the same time? So, please leave your answers below this video, thank you for watching, and I’ll see you next time!

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