Words & Phrases
unable to pay for things that remain to be payed
Mr. Jones eventually went bankrupt after he lost his job.
something that ends in both a happy and sad way
My boyfriend got a job in New York City, so he’ll be moving there soon. I’m excited for him, but it’s bitter sweet.
communicating through one's gestures
I can tell she's not into me by her body language.
communicating by radio or television
They were broadcasting the results of the election all day.
high excitement over something that usually turns out to be nothing
All that brouhaha over cutting English courses wasn’t even necessary because there was enough money in the budget all along,
working with someone in a sneaky way to achieve a common goal
He was in cahoots with his co-worker about the new project because they didn’t want to tell their boss yet.
Latin for “seize the day” – take advantage of all the opportunities that are there for you each day
I have a small stone in my bedroom that has 'Carpe Diem' painted on it. When I look at the stone, I'm always reminded of the opportunities that are all around us.
devastating things that happen from an earthquake or a tornado to a computer crashing when you’re getting ready for an important presentation or exam
Sadly, there are serious catastrophes occurring around the world on a regular basis.
a contradiction of circumstances that makes something unlikely to happen
Anthony: All the jobs require two years of experience and I just graduated, so how am I supposed to do that?
Ricky: Yeah … and sadly, that’s a heck of a catch 22!
a lot of confusion and disorder all at once
There’s so much chaos in this parking structure with everyone trying to leave at the same time. I hope this concert center makes it easier for everybody in the future, maybe by hiring more parking lot attendants.