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cross your t’s and dot your i’s

Word List: Common Expressions A-D

make sure that you check to see that absolutely everything in your work is complete and correct

Have you crossed all your t’s and dotted all your i’s? This document is really important.

da da da da / da da da da

Word List: Common Expressions A-D

from Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 -- said/sang conversationally to create suspense

Conversation:

Carol:  da da da da   da da da da

Harry:  You’re acting so dramatic.  We got it … what in the heck happened?

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day in and day out

Word List: Common Expressions A-D

doing the same thing every day

Day in and day out I sit at my desk.  I really need to look for a new job!

didn't see it/that coming

Word List: Common Expressions A-D

when you didn’t know something was going to happen, but it did

He broke up with me yesterday, and it really hurts!   I didn’t even see it coming.

Do I need to draw you a picture?

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used when your information seemed obvious, so you expected the listener to reply appropriately

Conversation:

Sally:  Your dog has been coming into my yard.

Neighbor:  So what do you want me to do about it?  

Sally:  Do I need to draw you a picture?

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Don't get me wrong.

Word List: Common Expressions A-D

You might not like what I'm about to day.

Don’t get me wrong, but the way you're handling the breakup with your girlfriend is not helping either of you.

ducks in a row

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having everything lined up, in order, or ready to go

He had all his ducks in a row before he gave his speech to the graduating class.