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?
The next day, I was summoned to a conference.
summon = ask to come; ask to attend
With all due respect , this is preposterous.
preposterous = absurd; totally ridiculous
Beckett collapses during the end of the trial. During his hospitalization, the jury votes in his favor, awarding him back pay, damages for pain and suffering, and punitive damages.
punitive damages = the money awarded a person in order to punish the wrongdoer for their actions
The handshake, the intimate moments, the pats on the backside.
backside = butt, ass, or derriere (the buttocks; the rear)
You'll catch on to the job after you've been here awhile.
Don't play any tricks on Joe. When he catches on, he will beat you.
catch on = understand; learn about
Hang in there! You'll soon catch on to the language.
hang in there = keep at something, persevere
catch on = understand
The song caught on and was sung and played everywhere.
catch on = to become popular; be done or used by many people
The ball player caught on with a big league team last year.
catch on = to be hired; get a job
But in giving us this faith, he doesn't go with a, a picking order into the warehouse of heaven, a and look there up all the great pallets and boxes of faith, or boxes of love, or boxes and cartons of peace, and say right, there's one, I'll give that to you.
picking order = dominance hierarchy
Thank you for your efforts.