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    go on/hand on/free and easy/hale and hearty/on the beat/call off/

    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?

    The party went on longer than I thought.
    go on = happen, take place

    I stayed at the party longer then I expected.
    Last night I attended a party which finished much later than anticipated. I therefore did not call on you.

    Everyone in class should read this, so when you have finished, please hand it on.
    When you've read it, please hand it on to Sam.
    In the early days, news was handed on from one person to another.
    hand on = to pass along to the next person who should have it; turn over to another

    The teacher was free and easy with his students.
    He had a free and easy way of acting that attracted many friends.
    They were free and easy with their money and it was soon gone.
    free and easy = not strict; relaxed or careless

    Grandfather will be 80 years old tomorrow, but he is hale and hearty.
    That little boy looks hale and hearty, as if he is never sick.
    hale and hearty = in very good health; well and strong

    He was raised to the bench.
    bench = place (in parliament); a judge, court

    Judge Wyzanski is on the bench this morning.
    on the bench = sitting in a law court as a judge

    The coach had to keep his star player on the bench with a sprained ankle.
    on the bench = sitting among the substitute players
    The policeman on he beat moved up the avenue.

    The research behind this Police on the Beat report aimed to discover the true extent to which our police officers are exposed to risk whilst policing Britain.
    policeman on the beat = patrolling policeman

    The game was called off.
    The game was postponed.
    call off = postpone; withdraw; cancel

    The teacher began to call off the names on his list.
    call off = call the roll,

    Teacher started roll.

    Call off your dog
    , he's biting my leg!
    call off = detract somebody;

    call it off = take it away

    The match was called off.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Exclamation Re: go on/hand on/free and easy/hale and hearty/on the beat/call off/

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    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?
    The party went on longer than I thought.
    go on = happen, take place

    I stayed at the party longer than I expected. Ok
    Last night I attended a party which finished much later than anticipated. I therefore did not call on you.

    Everyone in the class should read this, so when you have finished, please hand it on.
    When you've read it, please hand it on to Sam.
    In the early days, news was handed on from one person to another.
    hand on = to pass along to the next person who should have it; turn over to another Ok

    The teacher was free and easy with his students.
    He had a free and easy way of acting that attracted many friends.
    They were free and easy with their money and it was soon gone.
    free and easy = not strict; relaxed or careless Ok

    Grandfather will be 80 years old tomorrow, but he is hale and hearty.
    That little boy looks hale and hearty, as if he is never sick.
    hale and hearty = in very good health; well and strong Ok

    He was raised to the bench/elevated to the bench.
    bench = place (in parliament); a judge, court= the seat of a judge in court

    Judge Wyzanski is on the bench this morning.
    on the bench = sitting in a law court as a judge and hearing a case

    The coach had to keep his star player on the bench with a sprained ankle.
    on the bench = sitting among the substitute players
    The coach needs his star players off the bench in exigencies.
    The policeman on he beat moved up the avenue.

    The research behind this Police on the Beat report aimed to discover the true extent to which our police officers are exposed to risk whilst policing Britain.
    policeman on the beat = patrolling policeman Ok

    The game was called off.
    The game was postponed.
    call off = postpone; withdraw; cancel

    The teacher began to call off the names on his list.
    call off = call the roll, I am not sure.

    Teacher started roll.

    Call off your dog
    , he's biting my leg!
    call off = detract somebody= To restrain or recall

    call it off = take it away I am not sure.

    The match was called off.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    Except for the two expressions (underlined), the rest seem OK to me.

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