Words & Phrases
performing at your very best
They just won the World Cup, and they’re on top of their game!
"a long time ago" ... often used in the beginning of the writing or telling of a story
Once upon a time there was a beautiful young princess …
really great or awesome
The cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory, a popular restaurant, is out of this world!
you are NOT getting my permission to do that
Daughter: Charles and I want to get married.
Father: Over my dead body! You need to finish college first, and that's final!
take responsibility for what you did
If your friend did something wrong, he needs to own up to it.
normal; the usual
Monique: Every time we plan to meet, he’s late.
Carol: Well that’s par for the course for Bill, isn’t it?
showing appreciation for good work
Willy just cleaned up his room. That deserves a pat on the back, don't ya think?
wait until we see what’s happening
Wife: Do you want to take the kids to the park tomorrow?
Husband: Let’s play it by ear. We don’t know what the weather is going to be like yet.
You’ve been talkin' about the same thing over and over. Put a sock in it, will 'ya'?
pretending to be someone you’re not
Zack often puts up a front when he meets new people because he doesn’t want them to know that he works at a gas station.