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    side-kick/ dumping/ come up with/ whet your appetite/ thrift shop

    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?

    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.

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    Re: side-kick/ dumping/ come up with/ whet your appetite/ thrift shop

    OK Vil, they are all fine.

    Well done.


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