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The Often Used Oral English (2)

  • Author:Lorna
  • Source:www.diecastingpartsupplier.com
  • Release on :2016-08-05

1 .I wound up going over to James’s place.

“Wind up” means result and the final situation.

EG: He overspent and wound up in debt.

 

2 .I’m working the night shift tomorrow. 

“Work … shift” means working. And work the night shift means work at night. 

Eg: I’m working the morning shift today.

 

3. They've been getting a bit of media attention lately.

“Get media attention” means got attention by the medias and be famous. 

EG: She’s getting all the media attention recently. 


4 .I thought it was a really original take on the play.

“ A take on something” means your ideas about something. 

Eg: So what's your take on this new book?

 

5. Go easy on me!

“Go easy on (someone)” means be patient and mercy to somebody. 

Eg: Go easy on me; I just started a month ago.

 

6. Just ease into it.

“Ease into it” means do something slowly. Usually people use it to persuade somebody relax.

Eg: Don’t try so hard, ease into it.

 

7. I’m going to head off to bed. 

“Head off to (somewhere)” means going to somewhere.

Eg:We are heading off to school.

 

8. You have to chill.

“Chill” here means relax. 

The test shouldn’t be that hard; you can chill.

 

9. Would you happen to have a pen?

“Happen to (do something)” means it is coincident. Usually used to ask for help politely.

Do you happen to have your Chemistry book?

 

10. For the record he wasn't agreed with that.

“For the record” means say express something seriously.

Eg: For the record, I have never been to the apartment.

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