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    duly impressed/went wrong/kisssed your mother good night/dead set against/dead set on

    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?

    “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.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Exclamation Re: duly impressed/went wrong/kisssed your mother good night/dead set against/dead se

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    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?

    “Did you show her your new dress?”
    “I did, and she was duly impressed.”

    duly impressed = as greatly impressed as was expected=in a fitting manner
    Something went wrong with his holiday and he had to stay in Varna.

    went wrong = turned oiu wrong, failed to function= failed to materialize as planned

    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 else I can’t start work.

    have = must

    have = take

    You’d better leave the umbrella in the hall where it’s gettable.

    I prefer to have my refernce books where I can see them and where they’re gettable.

    Geta(ta)ble = which can be got at, it seasy to get at, iss well wihtin reach; a modern word formed by analogy with “readable”, “eatable” It is get +able (gatable) –adjective.

    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= Completely opposed tol

    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 Ok

    dispose of = to kill or destroy= to get rid of someone or something

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    All are Ok

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