Student or Learner
Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
Superman, Batman and his sidekick Robin.
side-kick = buddy = a close companion or comrade
My old lady’s dumping me because I can’t talk.
to dump = throw away
I don’t know how well my voice is going to hold out.
hold out = continue to resist
In this context, “to hold out” means to last or survive.
Once in a while you’ll come up with something that will whet your appetite.
come up with = produce, supply; also, discover
whet one’s appetite= arouse one's interest or eagerness
You go to thrift shops and garage sales because you think you’re going to find something really rare.
thrift shop = second hand shop = a shop which sells goods that are not new
Thank you for your efforts.
Last edited by vil; 07-Sep-2009 at 09:18.
OK Vil, they are all fine.