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trick or treat
what children say on Halloween night when they knock on neighborhood doors to get candy
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Word List: Words in 3’s

pick me, pick me, pick me

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a strong request to be chosen

I yelled “pick me, pick me, pick me,” but the teacher chose someone else to read the story.

problem, after problem, after problem

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nothing went right

We ran into problem, after problem, after problem on our road trip.  It wasn't very fun.

talk talk talk

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saying you’re going to do something but then not following through with action

I feel like your boyfriend will never propose; he’s all talk, talk, talk.

wah wah wah

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the idea of crying over something, usually letting someone else know that you’re not happy about something

I try to avoid talking to my neighbor.  It’s always wah, wah, wah about this or wah, wah, wah about that.

wait wait wait

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a way to tell someone or others to stop or to hold on a little bit

Wait, wait, wait … I haven’t even gotten to the best part of the story!

well well well

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expresses a range of emotions, from surprise to relief

Well, well, well … I’m glad that’s over with.

wow wow wow

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expresses excitement and amazement

Wow, wow, wow!  We're getting really close to Disneyland.  I’m so excited!

yada yada yada

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leaving out details that are not important or not interesting

I went to bed really late last night, and then I couldn’t get to sleep … yada, yada, yada.

yeah yeah yeah

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big deal; so what

Yeah, yeah, yeah … I know all about it.

yes yes yes

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a definite response in support of something

Yes, Yes, Yes ...  I'm there!  Thanks for inviting me!