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    be up to his nose in debt/the good part/right off the bat/all in all/liaison

    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 the good part/right off the bat/sentences?

    1. He is up to his nose in credit card debt.

    be up to his nose in debt = be over his head in debt = be over head and ears in debt

    2. The good part was that the company did 100% of the funding.

    the good part = the plus side

    3. Right off the bat, I have to tell you that I had sworn off blind dates quite a few years ago.

    right of the bat = immediately

    4. All in all, I'd have to say I'm have to say I'm a pretty contented person.

    all in all = altogether, all told

    5.I had one long term liaison lasting nearly three years with a girl who lived in London.

    liaison = love-affair

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.


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    Re: be up to his nose in debt/the good part/right off the bat/all in all/liaison

    Dear V.

    Sounds to me like you're right. I don't know about that last one. Could be perfectly fine too, but I do not know :).

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    #3

    Re: be up to his nose in debt/the good part/right off the bat/all in all/liaison

    The last one is fine.
    all in all = all told.
    if by 'all told' you mean 'everything being taken into account', then... I can't see anything wrong with those sentences.


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    Re: be up to his nose in debt/the good part/right off the bat/all in all/liaison

    5.I had one long term liaison lasting nearly three years with a girl living in London.

    This sounds awkward.
    I would say: "I had a three-year liaison with a girl living in London."

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