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CORALINNA

Senior Member
Portuguese - Brasil
I am not exercising a lot lately, so I'm going rusty.

Is it ok to say: "I'm going rusty"?
 
  • ghotioutofh2o

    Senior Member
    USA
    American English
    "Rusty" is more used for skills.

    For instance, I finished my last French class 6 years ago and haven't used it, so I could say "My French [as in the skill or ability to speak French) is a bit rusty."

    For exercising, you'd generally hear, "I out of shape."
     

    George French

    Senior Member
    English - UK
    "Rusty" is more used for skills.

    For instance, I finished my last French class 6 years ago and haven't used it, so I could say "My French [as in the skill or ability to speak French) is a bit rusty."

    For exercising, you'd generally hear, "I out of shape."
    If you don't exercise all your joints just rust up/go rusty. Also the muscles and ligaments go rusty and you seize up. If you do not continue to study or use your knowledge you go rusty. Figuratively speaking...

    GF..
     
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