Word Lists

20 -- 20/20 hindsight
having a better understanding of the way something should have been done after it has already occurred

Words & Phrases

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stand corrected / I stand corrected

Word List: Higher R-S

when you say something that you think is right, but the other person points out that you are wrong


Sharon:  You told me that Kevin was moving to New York, but actually he’s not.  

Mark:  Really?  Ok then ... I stand corrected.

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Word List: Higher R-S

a level of quality

We have high standards in this hotel.  We always aim to please!


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doing something that is over-the-top good

She gave a stellar performance, and the audience went wild!

suffice it to say

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adding a point that follows up on what you just said

Stefan is irritated and annoyed about the deductions on his paycheck.  Suffice it to say that he is not a happy camper!.


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what people believe or assume

Supposedly, there will be more guys than girls at the party.


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something that seems unreal or like a dream

Getting the news that I actually won the contest is so surreal!


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when something can continue being produced or grown naturally

We can all do our best to support sustainable farming.


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walking in a “look at me” manner

Tom likes to swagger whenever he’s walking up to receive an award.

sworn to secrecy

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making a commitment not to tell anyone about what you heard or read

Suzanne promised never to tell anyone.  She was sworn to secrecy.

s’il vous plait

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French for “if you please”

Pass the sugar, s’il vous plait.