Posted by Kathaab afandi on May 16, 2003
In Reply to: Help plz posted by Lotg on May 16, 2003
: : hi,
: : would like to know the meaning for the following...
: : 1)flop into an armchair
: : 2)to coin the dictum
: : 3)to fight off temptations
: : 4)drift over yellow water lagoon
: : 5)flick out their tongues
: : 6)lift their heads to eye me
: : 7)my active two-year old wandered away
: : 8)he had been snappish with her
: : 9)she sets about preparing a celebration
: : 10)marched out of the door
: : 11)go off to tahiti
: : 12)my mind in a turmoil
: : 13)i pulled myself together
: : 14)they scampered off
: : 15)ticked off the names of every player
: : 16)sets out to revive the pleasures of the table
: : 17)several root crops are begining to take hold outside the andes
: : 18)set out on a journy
: : 19)waded into the channel
: : 20)make beleive letter
: : 21)tripped over
: : 22)to head off
: : 23)en route to ...
: : 24)flood tieds off the french coast
: : 25)sized him up
: : 26)the catch of the twon
: : 27)stormed out
: : 28)loose your temper in a crunch
: : 29)dishing out discipline
: : 30)mete out their own punishment
: : 31)assert their authority
: : 32)let it go at that
: : 33)stalked out
: : thank you all for your help.
: : Wow, you must be reading soooo much. Only I'm confused about some of your queries, eg. 7, 17 & 24. These simply appear to be parts of sentences in a story. Anyone else, am I wrong? They don't look like colloquialisms to me.
to tell you the truth, I am, but I feel frustrated if I come across a phrase I don't know the meaning of. english language is just full of phrases.