Words & Phrases
asking someone if s/he found what s/he was looking for
Any luck in finding your wallet? I sure hope so.
ask someone to go on a date
Hey! What about Nancy? Did you ask her out yet?
to be sleeping
Quiet everyone. My new baby is asleep.
the period of time you can stay completely focused on something
Sometimes I have a short attention span when I’m reading my history book.
Greg was axed from his job.
when something doesn’t work the way you thought it would and instead in an opposite way than you wanted
I gave my girlfriend a ring, but it backfired. She got mad because she said it was too early in our relationship.
a person that can cover for you if you are unable to do what you are supposed to do
I need you to be my backup in case I can’t make it to the meeting.
a copy (in case the original is unavailable, lost, broken, old, etc.)
I have a backup for all my files so that I don’t have to worry if something happens to them.
The detectives were baffled at the crime scene.
issues that you might bring with you when you're starting a new relationship
You have so much baggage! You got fired from your last job, you couldn’t make the payments on your apartment, and you never seem
to stay in a relationship for more than 6 months.