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    Question "roll on ...!"

    Hi,
    As far as I've got, this is used when one is in rush or wants to leave for an occasion. Do we always use a notion of time after it? I mean, do we always roll on 3 o'clock, weekend, etc. or can ideas such as the party, the class, or some gerunds like seeing him,and talking to her be used?

    Oh, I can't wait - roll on tonight!
    Oh, I can't wait - roll on 5 o'clock!
    Oh, I can't wait - roll on Christmas!
    Oh, I can't wait - roll on eating out tonight!


    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: "roll on ...!"

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Hi,
    As far as I've got, this is used when one is in rush or wants to leave for an occasion. Do we always use a notion of time after it? I mean, do we always roll on 3 o'clock, weekend, etc. or can ideas such as the party, the class, or some gerunds like seeing him,and talking to her be used?

    Oh, I can't wait - roll on tonight!
    Oh, I can't wait - roll on 5 o'clock!
    Oh, I can't wait - roll on Christmas!
    Oh, I can't wait - roll on eating out tonight!


    Thanks in advance.
    For the last one I'd say 'roll on the meal/party/nosh up...' You're always safe with a noun.

    b

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