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the #1 person who you hang out with all the time and who is always there for you
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bring someone up to speed

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help someone catch up with what is currently taking place

Joyce has been out for a week, so we need to bring her up to speed.

by any stretch of the imagination

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saying something with a huge exaggeration

By any stretch of the imagination, there’s absolutely no way he could have caught a fish that big.

call it a night

Word List: Common Expressions A-D

end whatever you are doing

We’ve been discussing the pros and cons of living in the city and living in the suburbs for hours.  Let’s call it a night.

Can you feel the love?

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a fun way to acknowledge a presence of the positive energy around you

Look around.  Everybody seems to be really happy.  Can you feel the love?

Can you hear me now?

Word List: Common Expressions A-D

an expression that became popular when cell phone reception wasn’t always good

Conversation:

Beverly:  Can you hear me now?

Johnny:  Barely.  

Beverly:  Can you hear me now?

Johnny:  Yeah, it’s much better.

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Can’t live with ‘em; can’t live without ‘em.

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when it can sometimes be a little difficult to live with your significant other, but you make it work (mostly between men and women)

When my dad doesn’t do what my mom asks him to do, she sometimes says to me, “Men!  Can’t live with ‘em; can’t live without ‘em!”

caught in the act

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you were doing something that you didn’t want anybody to see, but someone saw you

We were acting really crazy when we got caught in the act.  It was a little embarrassing.

come to think of it

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remembering something after thinking about things a little more

Conversation:

Silvia:  When is the last time you went to the library?

Renee:  Come to think of it, I was there a couple of weeks ago, and that reminds me that I need to return my books.

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cream of the crop

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the very best

My psychology professor is the cream of the crop!

crème de la crème (French)

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the best of the best

The seafood at Great Catch is the crème de la crème.