Thursday, May 10, 2012

MV - We Bought a Zoo - 2011


Benjamin has lost his wife. In a bid to start his life over, he purchases a large house that has a zoo. This is welcome news for his daughter, but his son is not happy about it. The zoo is need of renovation and Benjamin sets about the work with the head keeper, Kelly, and the rest of the zoo staff. But, the zoo soon runs into financial trouble. The staff must get the zoo back to it's former glory, pass a zoo inspection, and get it back open to the public.


Word List:

I believe you should court the girl we met at Jamba Juice.
  • to court = to date
She's a stunner.
  • stunner = [slang] very beautiful
Yeah, looks like Bernie's closed for renovations.
  • renovations = to make something old look new again by repairing and improving it, especially a building
No, I'm not gonna sit around here and spin my wheels...
  • spin my wheels” = working but not going anywhere or getting anything done
A whimsical portraiture of recycling.
  • whimsical = funny
I'm sorry. We have to expel Dylan.
  • to expel someone = to officially force someone to leave a place or organization because of their bad behavior
Substantial, you know, just rolling hills.
  • substantial = large in amount or degree
  • rolling hills = rolling land has gentle slopes continuing for a long distance
Well, actually, the estate is sellin' the property with the stipulation that whoever comes on board and buys the property is going to care and maintain these endangered animals.
  • stipulation = something that is allowed or what is necessary
  • come on board” = to join some group or be hired to a company
The kids are gonna be so psyched.
  • to be psyched = to be excited
Tigers don't growl or roar, they chuff.
  • growl = makes a frightening or unfriendly low noise
  • roar = makes a loud deep sound
  • chuff = sound tigers make to say hello to each other, also to tell you they're in a good mood
Rickety posts.
  • rickety = structure is likely to break if you put any weight on it, often because it is old
I'm pathetic!
  • pathetic = useless or not effective in an annoying way
Not bad. Actually, they're... They're pretty docile.
  • docile = well-behaved, quiet, and easy to control
There is a new shipment of exotic snakes, so just leave them in the travel crates and I'll put them in the exhibit in the morning.
  • crates = a large wooden box used for moving or storing goods
Dad, I have a sick amount of homework tonight.
  • sick amount” = [slang] a lot of
Well, I can see why you still carry the torch.
  • to carry a torch for someone” = to still be in love
She says you're a fraud.
  • fraud = something that is not what people claim it is, and is designed to trick people
10:00, this place'll be packed.
  • to be packed = to be full (of people)
You goofball.
  • goofball = [slang] a silly person


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