Context #1 – Tim: Have you heard about the new ride and Magic Mountain called the Death Drop? John: Yeah, I heard it’s super scary. Have you been on it? Tim: Well, we went there this weekend and I was going to go on it
Context #1 Carl: You owe me $80 for the Lakers ticket I got you. Tony: Oh yeah. But I don’t have any dough on me now. Let’s go by the bank ATM machine and I’ll get that money I own you. Context #2 Bethany: I
First Example: Nick: Who’s going to play on your basketball team for the tournament? Ben: We have Michael taking the lead. Nick: Oh! You’re bringing out the big guns. You really want to win. Ben: What’s the point of playing if you don’t have a
First Example: Tom: Chris said your son is dating? Carol: That’s what he’s telling everyone. Tom: I thought he was only 13! Carol: He is. It’s only puppy love. But he and his girlfriend are so cute
Context #1 Chrissy (mother): What’s wrong Billy? Billy (Chrissy’s 3-year old son): I fell down. Chrissy: Awww! I see you’ve got a little boo-boo. Context #2 Joe: Ouch! I just pinched my finger in my car door! Sam: Oh no! Did you get a little
Context #1 Sara: This weekend we went to Sea World in San Diego. Tammy: Did you guys have fun? Sara: Yeah we did! But during the Shamu show the whale splashed water all over us and we got all wet. Context #2 Tim: Guess what!
Idiom: to tighten one’s belt (used as a verb) First Example: Tim: Do you want to go to lunch? Sally: I brought lunch, but thanks for the invite. Tim: Wow! You never bring lunch!
Example 1: Oprah Winfrey is considered a heavy hitter in her field. Example 2: Carlos: I’m excited to have Wendy working with us!! Hoyeon: Why? Carols: Have you seen her resume? She’s a real heavy hitter! Meaning: someone who has achieved a lot and is very
Context #1 Gary: What are you doing for Thanksgiving this year? Chris: Well, normally we go to my parents’ place. But this year we’re heading back to my wife’s hometown in Nebraska. Gary: Nebraska? I hope you have a nice warm jacket to take with
Example 1: Jason: I think the most logical thing we could do is keep a low profile and stay off the grid. James: That’s not my style Jason. I know some people like to do that, but I need to be social. Jason: I’m not