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Re: New Phrases plz.

Posted by GPP on August 14, 2003

In Reply to: Re: New Phrases plz. posted by ESC on August 13, 2003

: : hi...here's today's phrases..I truly appreciate your help..thank you.

: : 1.I just don't know what to make of him.

: : 2.it's doing my head in

: : 3.I think you're holding out false hope

: : 4.he seems to want everybody around him to dance to his tune

: : 5.but we became friends and he grew on me.
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: : 6.my hubby fell for my son's fiancé

: : 7.a bit over the hill

: : 8.to meet on neutral ground to sort this out.
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: : 9.working up a real sweat

: : 10.to cover their tracks

: 1.I just don't know what to make of him. I don't know what to think about him. I don't understand him.

: 2.it's doing my head in. It's confusing me.

: 3.I think you're holding out false hope. You are not being realistic about the chances of something good happening.

: 4.he seems to want everybody around him to dance to his tune. He wants everyone to do what he wants.

: 5.but we became friends and he grew on me. I learned to like him after being around him for a time.

: 6.my hubby fell for my son's fiancé. My husband fell in love with the woman who is going to marry my son.

: 7.a bit over the hill. A little bit old.

: 8.to meet on neutral ground to sort this out. To meet at a place that is not particularly favorable to either - a restaurant rather than the office or home of one person - to discuss something.

: 9.working up a real sweat. Working hard enough to perspire.

: 10.to cover their tracks. Getting rid of a trail of evidence that would lead to them and reveal their guilt.

These are excellent restatements, as always, but I would suggest that #9 is more likely to be used in a figurative sense rather than literally.