Student or Learner
Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am on the right track by the interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?
It’s Hillary who runs the gallery now.
run = to cause to function; operate; rule; manage
The painter gets a chance to make a sale and mom gets her commission.
commission = a fee paid to a person (broker or other financial agent) for negotiating a sale. The fee is based on a percentage of the sale price
I think I might, if you would pipe down long enough to tell me.
pipe down = be quiet
You reckon to marry the girl, son?
reckon = think, consider
And that’s the whole situation, in a nutshell.
in a nutshell = concisely, in a few words
I told him 97 times it wouldn’t make the slightest bit of difference to you or dad.
it wouldn’t make the lighest bit of difference = it’s unimportant
Are you going to play golf? :: No, I’ll just call it off.
call off =cancel some plan or undertaking
Tell him something has come up, something personal at home.
If something “comes up,” it unexpectedly happens.
Call the library and see if they got any dope on a John Wayne Prentice.
dope = misinformation, mis-statements
Thank you for your efforts.