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    scrunch down/thrift shop/garage sale/come up with/whet the appetite/croak

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am on the right track by the interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    Scrunch down on the running board till we get around the bend.
    scrunch = sit on one's heels

    You go to thrift shops and garage sales because you think you’re going to find something really rare.
    thrift = extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily
    A “thrift shop” sells used clothes and other goods for poor people.
    A “garage sale” is the sale of various goods that a person has collected in their own house over the years, such as furniture and books.

    Once in a while you’ll come up with something that will whet your appetite.
    come up with = discover, to think of it for the first time
    whet = "whet" means to hone or to make more keen or stimulated
    whet the appetite = stimulate the appetite = give an edge to someone’s appetite

    When you croak, man, you’re going to leave something behind.
    croak = die (sl.)

    Picking the right check-out line is an art.
    The “check-out line” is the line of people waiting to pay for food at a grocery story.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Exclamation Re: scrunch down/thrift shop/garage sale/come up with/whet the appetite/croak

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am on the right track by the interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    Scrunch down on the running board till we get around the bend.
    scrunch = sit on one's heels= to squeeze into a smaller shape so as hide oneself from others. The children scrunched down so they wouldn't be seen.

    You go to thrift shops and garage sales because you think you’re going to find something really rare.
    thrift = extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily
    A “thrift shop” sells used clothes and other goods for poor people.
    A “garage sale” is the sale of various goods that a person has collected in their own house over the years, such as furniture and books. You can call them junk sale.

    Once in a while you’ll come up with something that will whet your appetite.
    come up with = discover, to think of it for the first time
    whet = "whet" means to hone or to make more keen or stimulated
    whet the appetite = stimulate the appetite = give an edge to someone’s appetite
    A whole sandwich at this restaurant would whet your appetite (satisfy your appetite heartily)
    When you croak someone, man, you’re going to leave something behind.
    croak = die (sl.) = To kill. (Someone or something)
    The car croaked the Dog while going at a high speed.

    Picking the right check-out line is an art.
    The “check-out line” is the line of people waiting to pay for food at a grocery story. OK
    The supermarket has many check out lines and plenty of waiting.


    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    SKP

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