Fork out: pay
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Some Common Colloquial Expressions
Bone idle: very lazy.
e.g. She's bone idle: she never does any household chore.
e.g. I've been explaining this for an hour. Are you with me?
Hook on to: attach oneself to.
e.g. Don't hook on to your computer all day.
.Bang out: reveal.
e.g. If you go into politics, you must be prepared to let all your secrets bang out.
Not on your life!: definitely not.
e.g. "Do you think I should call the police?" "With your past records, not on your life!"
Hook it: depart immediately.
e.g. Come on, hook it; our parents will be back soon.
e.g. I don't know how and where those documents had walked
Go under: fail.
e.g. I am sorry to say that all your proposals have gone under.
Fork out: pay
e.g. Well, everybody has to fork out $50 for the farewell present to the boss.
Look here: emphasizing a point.
e.g. "Look here, I can't help you right now; I'm cooking our dinner."
e.g. "Look here, it was impolite to talk to your parents like that."
Better than a slap in the eye: okay, acceptable.
e.g. Not all the goals were accomplished. Well, at least the project was completed on time; it's better than a slap in the eye.
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