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The Often Used Oral English

  • Author:Lorna
  • Source:www.diecastingpartsupplier.com
  • Release on:2016-08-03

1 There's not much to it.

It means easy. It is usually used to explain how to use something.

Eg: You just flip that switch and wait. There's not much to it.

2 All right, whatever. Suit yourself.

You can decide or do whatever you want.

Eg: I'm too tired to go out tonight. Suit yourself.

3 Can you Cc me and Eddie when you send that?

Cc is Carbon copy.

Eg: I'll Cc you when I send it.

4 I'm so out of it this morning.

It means out of the state of mind.

Eg: You seem kind of out of it today.

5 There's a fine line between helping your kids with their homework and doing it for them.

“There’s a fine line between” means two things are very familiar and easily get confused.

Eg: There's a fine line between a frown and a grimace.

6 You can tell that she's had work done.

“(Someone) has had work done” means someone has cosmetic surgery.

Baby said she's never had work done on her face.

7 I don't know off the top of my head, but I'll shoot them over to you this afternoon.

“Off the top of my head” means can find a solution right away. If it is used in the negative sentences, it means need more time to thinking.

Eg: I can think of two people who might be interested, off the top of my head.

8 If you’re feeling under the weather, by all means go home and get some rest.

“ By all means” means must do something.

Eg: “May I make a suggestion?” “By all means.”

9 Can you please cut it out.

When somebody is doing something which upset you and you need him or she to stop, you can say: cut it out.

Eg: I'm sick of that joke. Cut it out, will you?

10 Get over it!

“Get over it” means forget about it.

Eg: It’s not a big deal, so get over it.

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