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    Exclamation termes

    Hello my dear masters,
    Would you help me with these terms and sentences.I want to know their meanings and if they have a synonym .Are they common?
    1)suffer disaster on disaster.
    2)going once,going twice,sold.
    3)I was out and about.
    4)I don`t know what he was on about.
    5)It`s on you.

    thanks in advance,

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    Re: termes

    1-- suffer continued disasters: my dog died, and then my wife came back.
    2-- an auctioneer's phrase for notice of a final bid and sale of an item. 'First call for another bid, second call for another bid, sold. No more bids accepted.'
    3-- I was mobile and socializing (a rather vague idiom which could be used for a sick person no longer bedridden, or a socialite at large).
    4-- I don't know what he was talking loudly and at length about (complaining/proselytizing/extolling/etc.)
    5-- You pay the bill.


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