All seem Ok except the last one. I think without a demostrative adjective it will mean : we have been waiting on the internet.Dear teachers,
Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
He took me to the foot of my staircase.
foot of a staircase = the lower edge of a staircase from the ground= lowest step of the ground
Just at the stroke of seven Miss Amelia showed herself at the head of the stairs.= the wall in front of the landing or the facing wall as you reach uppermost step
He had reached the first landing when he heard a door above him open and quick, stealthy footsteps descending.
landing = an intermediate platform on a flight of stairs OK
I had to tell someone: and taking the stairs two at a time, I pounded on Holly’s door.
take the stairs two at a time = take the stairs two steps at a time OK
Do you drink vodka neat or you mix it with some juice?
Do you drink vodka straight or you mix it with some juice?
neat = straight from the bottle = without water OK
We sell wine on draught.
on draught = so as to be drawn from the wood (as a cask, barrel, etc.) in distinction from being bottled = being drawn from a sturdy wooden cylindrical container (a barrel)meant for storing liquids such as bear, wine etc
He poured wine into two tumblers and handed one to Humphrey.
tumbler = a glass with a flat bottom but no handle or stem ; originally had a round bottom OK
He drank a glass of ice water down in one long draught.
in one long draught = all in a long breath, without stopping for breath no idea
At a movie house I waited in line recently for a ticket.
in line for = next in order for OK
Suddenly, when I was just a few places from the ticket-seller’s window, two young men walked up to the head of the line and tried to buy their tickets immediately.
in the head of the line = in front of the line OK
An argument broke out around us. “Hey! We’ve been waiting on this line. Why don’t you?”
on this line = waiting behind others in a row or queue.
Thank you for your efforts.
- For Teachers