Words & Phrases
a strong request to be chosen
I yelled “pick me, pick me, pick me,” but the teacher chose someone else to read the story.
nothing went right
We ran into problem, after problem, after problem on our road trip. It wasn't very fun.
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.
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.
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!
expresses a range of emotions, from surprise to relief
Well, well, well … I’m glad that’s over with.
expresses excitement and amazement
Wow, wow, wow! We're getting really close to Disneyland. I’m so excited!
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.
big deal; so what
Yeah, yeah, yeah … I know all about it.
a definite response in support of something
Yes, Yes, Yes ... I'm there! Thanks for inviting me!