Words & Phrases
destroy one’s excitement
Melinda: Did you hear that Audrey found out about your presentation and decided to speak about the same topic?
Bernadette: I really don’t care. I’m not 'gonna' let anything rain on my parade!
when you know that what you are doing or saying wouldn’t be liked by someone who has passed away (said lovingly)
I’m sure my grandma rolled over in her grave when I didn’t clean up my huge mess in the kitchen until the next day.
when a bell rings just in time to prevent you from doing what you were just about to do
It was my turn to give a speech, but I was saved by the bell. It was time to go to my next class.
not wanting to change much of anything about yourself
My dad is so set in his ways. He’s had the same hairstyle since I was a kid.
looking for and buying things until you are so tired that you can’t shop anymore
When my friend visits, we always go to the mall and shop ‘til we drop. It's always fun.
Our boss assigned the staff with various responsibilities. I'm supposed to write all the new policies ... In my opinion, I got the short end of the stick.
a speech mistake that usually turns out to be funny
I was watching the news yesterday when the
reporter said, “The International Peace organization recently voted on a new
revolution.” I’m sure he meant ‘resolution.’ It was 'kinda' funny.
showing your extreme happiness with a huge smile
Beth: Why is your daughter smiling from ear to ear?
Carol: Her boyfriend just asked her to marry him. I'm excited, too!
all is OK up to this point
So far so good. We're completing the work for all of our deadlines on time.
having to take care of things that we don’t necessarily want to do
Ernie: Right now, no one is volunteering to stay after our class party to clean up.
Mitch: Well somebody’s 'gotta' do it.