Words & Phrases
a young child who has developed superior skills in the arts or sciences for his/her age
My niece is a child prodigy. She was playing Beethoven on the piano when she was only five years old!
someone who is easily fooled or taken advantage of
What a chump! He actually believed we gave him our real phone number.
someone who is smart
Linda is so clever. She figured out how to play the game that none of us could do.
ending a story, TV show, or movie, without letting the audience know what’s going to happen next
The show ended with a suspenseful cliffhanger. I can’t wait to see the next show!
getting beaten badly
Jules got clobbered in the spelling bee competition. Poor Jules ...
someone who is out of it
After pulling an all-nighter, Jack will be comatose for a while, so leave him alone!
when two or more people have a thing or things in common
Terry: I don’t understand why Jessica and Franco hang out so much. Do you?
Regina: Maybe taking lots of photos when they're out and about is their common denominator.
converse with others
I don't think we're communicating. Let me be more clear.
finding out things that you and another (or you and others) have that are the same or similar
We were comparing notes about our childhood and discovered that we have done a lot of the same things.
when something is given for free
All students were given complimentary pencils when they registered for their classes.