Words & Phrases
a killing that was thought out, planned, and carried out to end a person’s life
When I watch the news, I don’t like to hear about any cases of 1st degree murder.
a complete turn-around
He used to eat a lot of junk food, but he recently did a 180 by starting to eat the right foods in the right portions.
the first time you do something
Going on a trip out of the county will be a first for me. I can't wait!
putting things in a logical order and then deciding on which is most important
Child: I 'wanna' open my presents!
Mom: Not yet. First things first. We're 'gonna' sing Happy Birthday, cut the cake, and then open the presents.
there is almost always something that we have to deal with in our lives
Last month my water bill was high, and this month my car broke down. If it’s not one thing, it’s another!
a polite gesture said by gentlemen to allow girls to do things before them
Hold on guys; where are your manners – ladies first!
I always look out for numero uno -- me!
used to rate how much a person or people like or dislike someone or something (1-5, 1-10, or other ratings)
On a scale of 1-10, 10 being the highest, what do you think about the service in this restaurant?
a fun way to count seconds and about the time it takes to actually say Mississippi (a US state)
Hurry up … I’m leaving! 1 Mississippi, 2 Mississippi ...
One last thing … don’t forget that the meeting starts at three, not four.