just (do something)

One interesting way that English speakers use "just" is to talk about doing things which you're not supposed to do.

You can talk about hitting someone this way:

Arrrr! He made me so angry, I wanted to just smack him!

Or about other things that are forbidden, like yelling at your boss:

I thought about just standing up and telling Janice what I really think of her.

This phrase appears in these lessons: