Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
“Did you show her your new dress?”
“I did, and she was duly impressed.”
duly impressed = as greatly impressed as was expected
Something went wrong with his holiday and he stayed in Varna.
went wrong = turned oiu wrong, failed to function
Jenny, isn’t it time you kissed your mother good night and went to bed?
Kiss you good night = kiss you and say “good night”
I have to have my tea in the morning or I can’t start work.
have = must
have = take
You’d better leave the umbrella in the hall where it’s getatable.
I prefer to have my refernce books where I can see them and where they’re getatable.
Getatable = which can be got at, it seasy to get at, iss well wihtin reach; a modern word formed by analogy with “readable”, “eatable”
He’s dead set against that plan.
Jack is dead set against the idea of marriage, which upsets Mary.
dead set agaisst = directly opposed to, in complete disagreement
He’s dead set on a naval career so we had better let him go to a Naval Training College.
Bursting out of his temporary accommodation he storms off into the night, dead set on disposing of his old childhood tormentors.
dead set on = determined to do
dispose of = to kill or destroy
Thank you for your efforts.
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