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    mull/expendable/point/dainty tooth/supply/go on/in a turmoil/roll with the punches/

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to revise the following sentences?

    The committee have mulled over your suggestion but have decided not to accept it because of the cost.

    We have to mull over the new proposal.

    mull over = reflect deeply on a subject

    Usually he makes a mull of his work.

    mull = confuse, muddle

    Their soldier were expendable.

    expendable = not strictly necessary; dispensable

    The cost of living went up several points last month.

    Oil shares rose several points yesterday.

    point = mark on a scale, unit of measuring

    He can give me points of golf.

    give somebody points = be able to offer me advantages and still win (he is better player than me)

    His remarks lack point.

    point = effectiveness, urgency

    She made the point that further resistance was useless.

    make a point = treat something as important or essential

    His remarks were beside the point.

    beside the point = beside the question

    He was stricken in his soul.

    stricken = affected by something overwhelming, such as disease, trouble, or painful emotion

    He has a dainty tooth.

    dainty = excessively fastidious and easily disgusted

    Have you a good supply of reading matter for the train journey?

    plenty of erading matter = plenty of books, magazines,etc.

    Should the government supply the need for more houses?

    Supply something for somebody = give or provide something (help to provide them by building them or giving subsidy or making loans)

    subsidy = a grant paid by a government to an enterprise that benefits the public

    What’s going on there?

    There is nothing interesting going on here at present.

    go on = appear in the stage

    The town was in a turmoil during the elections.

    turmoil = instance of trouble, agitation, disturbance

    “The prices of ingredients go up and down”, Cummings said. You have to kind of roll with the punches”.

    roll with the punches = cope with and withstand adversity, especially by being flexible

    Hand over the chocolate and nobody gets hurt.

    hand over = release or relinquish to another's possession or control

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    Last edited by vil; 23-Nov-2009 at 14:07.


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    Re: mull/expendable/point/dainty tooth/supply/go on/in a turmoil/roll with the punche

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Usually he makes a muddle of his work.


    Their soldier were expendable.

    expendable = not strictly necessary; dispensable can be discounted


    He can give me points on / about golf.


    What’s going on there?

    There is nothing interesting going on here at present.

    go on = appear in the stage going on >> happening

    The town was in a turmoil during the elections.

    turmoil = instance of trouble, agitation, disturbance disturbed, upset
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