Words & Phrases
unexpectedly see someone you know
That was so cool bumping into our math teacher at the mall. It was a little weird seeing him in shorts.
become so mentally tired after working a long period of time that you want to or have to stop
I’m so burned out! I’ve been studying for finals non-stop all week! (and) After working as a counselor for over 25 years, he’s pretty burned out.
believe (or not believe) something you hear or what someone says
Mark: Jeremy said he could get all of us free tickets for Disneyland! Do you buy that?
Maria: I don’t because he always talks big, but he rarely follows through.
continue doing what you were doing
We had stopped working on our project when our instructor came to see it. Then he told us to carry on.
a small bag or piece of luggage that you can take on the airplane
When I fly, I always have my computer in my carry-on.
finding out that you have to do more than what you were expecting
He thought he was getting a really good deal for his gym membership, but there was a catch. He had to sign up for a minimum of 3 years to get that good price.
wanting to know what has been happening since you last saw someone you know
I haven’t seen my friend in a few years, so we really want to catch up on everything. (and) Can you catch me up on what happened while I was gone?
something that a few people say which becomes popular by many, quickly
That’s a catchy phrase; I think I’ll use it.
not liking to spend money on much of anything
He’s so cheap that he always orders from the $1.00 menu.
yell at someone for something big
My boss chewed me out for coming to work late too many times.