In America, Coca-cola was the first product to start using coupons. In 1886 The Coca-Cola Company distributed complimentary coupons for Coca-Cola. Coupons were mailed to potential customers and placed in magazines. It is estimated between 1894 and 1913 one in nine Americans had received a free Coca-Cola, that’s a total of 8,500, 000 free drinks. By 1895 Coca-Cola had been served in every state in America.
Hello and welcome to episode 99…of… An Idiom a Day
I’m Gina Johnson and the idiom of the day …is…keep your head above water
The four most expensive words in the English language are, ‘This time it’s different.’ ~Sir John Templeton
keep your head above water … if you keep your head above water, you manage to continue to live or keep your business working while having financial difficulties …to avoid financial failure while having money problems
To help pay the bills and avoid having to move, I got a roommate
Here is the same sentence using the idiom… keep your head above water
To keep my head above water, I got a roommate.
Here are a few more sentences using the idiom … keep your head above water
This part-time job will help me keep my head above water.
We are drowning in debt. I work 3 jobs just to keep our heads above water.
Clipping coupons is keeping my family’s head above water.
CAN I ASK YOU A QUESTION?
Do you use coupons?
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coupon | NOUN
a document that lets you get a service or product for free or at a lower price
| kupɔ̃| French pronunciation
|ˈkuːpɒn | KOO-pon. British, American, and Canadian pronunciation
|ˈkjuːpɒn | KEW-pon common alternate American pronunciation