Posted by Lotg on May 16, 2003
In Reply to: Re: Help plz posted by kathaab afandi 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.
:: Fair comment, it often astounds me that anyone can speak and understand the English language with all it's anomalies.