Recent content by lauraguan

  1. L

    is slow getting off the ground

    I'm not quite sure about meaning of this sentence: His new business is slow getting off the ground. Does it mean 'His new business is slow in getting off the ground' or 'His new business is slowly getting off the ground'? Thanks!
  2. L

    can earn up to

    You can earn up to $65 per week tax-free. I'm rather confused about this sentence. Is it about your weekly income or about the personal tax allowance? Thanks!
  3. L

    This can best be described as a series of steps.

    This can best be described as a series of steps. Can anyone please kindly explain it in another way? I'm not sure whether it means 'you can best say this is a series of steps' or 'this can be best described in a series of steps'? Sorry there is no context. Thanks!
  4. L

    On Bali, there is a healthier, more relaxed attitude to life.

    On Bali, there is a healthier, more relaxed attitude to life. I'm not sure what Bali refers to. Is it a person's name or a place (Bali Island)? Thanks!
  5. L

    He had just invited me along as arm candy.

    He had just invited me along as arm candy. I'm rather confused about it's meaning. What does 'just' mean here, 'a little while ago' or 'only"? Thanks!
  6. L

    [Grammar] You can't judge her on such short acquaintance.

    You can't judge her on such short acquaintance. In the sentence, does 'can't' mean 'aren't able to' or 'shouldn't'. I am trying to translate this sentence correctly and would appreciate it very much if anyone could make it clear for me. Sorry there is no context. It's an example from a...
  7. L

    [Grammar] We reached an accommodation between both parties.

    We reached an accommodation between both parties. I'm rather confused about what "we" here refers to. Does it refers to a third party or one of the two parties? Thanks!
  8. L

    a game of some sort

    There was a game of some sort goning on inside. Could anyone explain this sentence to me? What does 'game' here mean? a tick or some kind of activity or sport? Thanks!
  9. L

    nearest thing to a fater

    He's the nearest thing to a father I've got. Does it mean 'He's almost a father to me'? Thanks!
  10. L

    with everything to prove

    I was a nothing and a nobody with everything to prove. What does 'with everything to prove' mean? Thanks!
  11. L

    every rite of American passage

    ‘From cradle to grave, the car marks every rite of American passage.' I have no idea what it means. Could anybody explain it to me please? Thanks!
  12. L

    [Grammar] I was thinking of doing

    I was thinking of doing a fish pie when Michael comes. Is this a grammatically correct sentence? 'think' is in past progressive whereas 'come' is in present tense. If it's correct, what does it mean? Does it mean I am thinking of (doing a fish pie when Michael comes)? Thanks!
  13. L

    expecting our son

    We're expecting our son to join the family on 3 September. What does it mean? Thanks!
  14. L

    cock-up

    There's been a cock-up over the tickets for the football on Saturday. What does it mean? Thanks!
  15. L

    do the car door

    Let me do the car door - it won't close properly. What does 'do the car door' mean? Thanks!
Top