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    Re: Daily phrases

    I can't quite make it out.

    You are looking at some writing far away. You want to say that it's a little too far or a little to unclear for you to read.


    I can't stop thinking about you

    You are interested in someone romantically or sexually. You want to express your strong feelings for this person and let them know that you are thinking about them a lot.


    I guess they're not coming

    You were supposed to meet someone at a certain time, but it's now well past that time. You want to acknowledge that they probably aren't coming.


    I might as well take one.

    You are taking one of something. You want to show that you were almost going to leave it, but the reasons for taking it are slightly stronger than the reasons for leaving it.


    I don't have time to talk

    You are talking on the phone with someone that you don't need to be polite to. You want to tell them that you need to end the conversation because you are busy.

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    Re: Daily phrases

    burst into tears

    This describes someone suddenly starting to cry loudly.


    it breaks my heart to do this, but...

    You are going to do something harmful to someone. You want to show that you are sorry and you don't want to do it, but you feel that you have to do it.


    You're fired!

    You are someone's boss and are extremely angry with them. You want to fire them in a very dramatic and angry way.


    I think she's cheating on me.

    You are talking to a friend about your wife or girlfriend. You want to say that you think she may have another lover.


    My girlfriend and I broke up.

    You are talking to a friend and telling them that you are no longer together with the person who used to be your girlfriend. You are suggesting that the break-up was agreed on by both people.

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    Re: Daily phrases

    has mainstream appeal

    You are describing a musician, actor, writer, etc. This phrases expresses that it is something that could become popular with the majority of people.


    veteran firefighters

    This phrase describes firefighters who have a lot of experience on the job.


    a quiet neighborhood

    You want to describe a residential neighborhood that is peaceful and doesn't have much crime.


    an obnoxious host

    You want to describe a television show host who is loud, tells bad jokes, and annoys you.

    
    enormous quantities of gold and silver

    You are writing an essay or book and want to describe that there is a lot of gold and silver.

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    Re: Daily phrases

    What's it going to be?

    Someone has been trying to decide something. You want to push them to make the decision now.


    We'll see what happens.

    Someone is asking you to decide something, but you don't want to give an answer. You say this phrase to tell them that you will decide later.


    There's a lot at stake.

    There is a big decision being made. You want to express that this decision is important and could cost a lot of money, time, or even people's lives.


    I'd like to get a second opinion on something.

    You are asking someone a question which you already have an answer to - either your own opinion or someone else that you've asked. You want to get this person's opinion and let them know that they're not the only person whose opinion you're considering.


    overlook an important detail

    You are describing a person who made a decision or did an action. You want to explain that they did not notice something that was a small but very important detail.

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    Re: Daily phrases

    Fine - have it your way.

    You are disagreeing with someone in a playful way about a decision. You want to show that you still disagree but will follow their decision.


    He thinks he's running the show.

    Someone is acting like the boss. You want to point that out and show that you're annoyed by it.


    It's up to you.

    You are trying to decide on something together with someone else. You want to tell the other person that they should make the decision.


    We turned them down

    Someone was offering or suggesting something to you and you said "no."


    all the more reason not to do it.

    You are trying to convince someone not to do something. They have said something that you think supports your argument, and you want to point this out.

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