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Common phrases and expressions used by native speakers of English in their everyday speech

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مُساهمة من طرف blueshade في الإثنين 17 أغسطس 2009, 9:47 am

Here are a few common phrases and expressions used by native speakers of English in their everyday speech

Word/Expression: To wolf something down

Meaning: To eat something quickly

Example: "I wolfed down that sandwich so quickly."

Wolves are known for eating their food quickly; for fear that, another wolf will get to it before them. Therefore, to "wolf something down" is to eat as quickly as a wolf does.


Word/Expression: gotta

Meaning: To have to/to need to

Example: "I gotta leave now."

Word/Expression: To go (expression used where food is sold)

Meaning: To carry out/to take out with you

Example: A waiter or salesperson may ask "Would you like (your food) to go?"


Word/Expression: Sick (when used to describe a person's mind or an event)

Meaning: Strange or perverted

Example: "That person is sick!" or "What he did to her is sick!"


Word/Expression: What's up

Meaning: a very casual way to say "Hi" or "How are you?" or "What is happening here?"


Word/Expression: Handy

Meaning: Very useful, very industrious, or able to fix things themselves

Example: "Her husband is very handy around the house."


Word/Expression: To catch a taxi / cab to hail a cab/taxi

Meaning: To get a taxi / cab

Example: "Let's catch a taxi to the restaurant."


Word/Expression: To catch a TV show/news story/conversation

Meaning: To hear or see something

Example: "Did you catch the news last night?"


Word/Expression: To have time

Meaning: To have sufficient available time

Example: "If we have time, we can stay at the bar until 11:00 p.m."


Word/Expression: to threaten to kill someone

Meaning: To be very mad with someone

Example: "I'm going to kill her when I see her."

Word/Expression: "Whatever floats your boat"

Meaning: Whatever pleases you

Example: "I'd prefer to go on Sunday." Response: "OK, whatever floats your boat"

Word/Expression: Shaky/sketchy

Meaning: Unsafe, unclear, not a good idea

Examples: "I'm not sure what my boss wants me to do. His directions were a bit sketchy." OR "Should you go there? Isn't that neighborhood a bit shaky/sketchy

Word/Expression: "I'm outta here" (I am out of here

Meaning: I am leaving now

Word/Expression: guy/guys

Meaning: A man/a group of men or a group of men AND women

Examples: "Hi guys (men and/or women)... what's up?" "That guy (man only) is strange." "Those guys (men or group of men and women) are also coming with us." Further clarification: Guy (singular) can only refer to a MAN. Guys (plural) can apply to a group of men and/or women

Word/Expression: To double-check

Meaning: To re-check or verify

Example: "You should double-check our bank account balance before we plan our vacation trip

Word/Expression: "You gotta be kidding me

Meaning: You must be joking." OR "What you are saying cannot be true

Word/Expression: Gonna (pronounced like "gunna

Meaning: Going to

Example: "I'm gonna clean the bathroom today











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