Student or Learner
Would you be kind enough to review my interpretations of three idioms which focused my attention when reading a random dialog?
“Now, now, you mustn’t talk like that. You certainly can’t leave him all on his own, neither can you complain to your mother-that’s out of the question. But then you could speak to Victor’s schoolmaster or perhaps to the headmaster. Of course, it’s up to you to decide what’s better, but I should think you’d better go to school and keep in touch with it. If you keep on quarreling with him, it won’t get you anywhere.”
1. to leave a person to his own = to leave him alone to do what he wishes, giving him no help or advice
2. to be up to = depend upon, depending upon the decision of
3. to get anywhere = to obtain any result, make any progress
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