“I'd go out and blow it all on a huge shopping spree!”

English Lesson: I'd go out and blow it all on a huge shopping spree!

A friend asks you what you would do if you won a million dollars in a lottery. You think that you would spend it all quickly on fun things like clothes, electronics, and furniture. You answer this.

I'd go out and blow it all on a huge shopping spree!

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(something) is huge

"Huge" means "very big". Some things that are often described as "huge" are:

  • a huge amount of something
  • a huge animal
  • a huge crowd
  • make a huge difference
  • (something) was a huge success

I would (do something) (in an imaginary situation)

You can talk about imaginary situations with "I would..."

For example:

A: If you could have a conversation with any person from history, who would you want to talk to?

B: I would love to talk to Albert Einstein.

"Imaginary situations" are things that are not possible, or not likely to happen.

"I would ___" can be shortened to "I'd ___."

blow (money)

"Blowing" money means spending it wastefully. People blow their money on things that are fun but not necessary.

Here's how to use it:

We probably blew five thousand dollars on that trip to Vegas.

This is a casual expression. It's a little slangy, but won't offend anyone.

A more generally accepted word is "waste".

a shopping spree

A "shopping spree" is when someone buys a lot of stuff in a short amount of time. You might do this if you suddenly become wealthy.

You "go on" a shopping spree:

I wish I could go on a shopping spree and buy new cars for everyone in my family.