Words & Phrases
not useful or successful
I put in a lot of time trying to solve the problem, but it was all to no avail.
a fun way to tell someone that what s/he is looking for is clearly visible
Dad: Where’s my wallet?
Mom: It’s right under your nose, silly.
receiving money for a job without reporting the income to the IRS
It is not legal in the United States to get paid under the table.
what someone says, s/he actually does
I respect people who walk their talk.
be careful about what you say
Bill, watch your mouth! There are little children in the room.
be careful while walking
Watch your step. It's a little slippery from the rain.
a long time ago
Way back when if you wanted to call someone while you wereout and about, you had to find a public phone somewhere, and you had to pay to use it.
a fun way to say, 'What do you think?' or 'What is your opinion?'
So … Timmy … What say you?
What’s bothering you? (or him, her)
You look PO'd, Bernie … what’s your beef?
when you wish and hope for something to happen that is unlikely to come true
Pablo: I hope Maggie says yes when I ask her to the prom.
Raymond: Well good luck with that. It sounds like wishful thinking to me.