Words & Phrases
saying a racist remark without realizing that you did
I can’t believe she actually said that the new student is a $#@%. That was so inappropriate!
make the standards higher
The university raised the bar for its admissions policy by requiring a higher GPA.
immediately responding to something
Phillip went crazy when he read his termination letter! He reacted like a child.
actions or behaviors that can have bad or undesirable consequences
Driving your new car too fast can definitely be a recipe for disaster.
drinks (used mostly in public places)
Would anyone like something to drink? There are some great refreshments on the table!
the result is not known at this time
It remains to be seen how the love story with Alvin and Bernadette turns out.
not doing something that you said you were going to do
Unfortunately, he reneged on his promise to pay for our concert tickets.
doing or saying something over and over
He repeatedly tried to get my girlfriend to go out with him, but I made sure he didn't bother her.
a question that doesn’t require an answer
Teacher: How many times have I told you not to text during class?
Student: A bunch of times, I think. (The student didn't need to answer the teacher because it was a rhetorical question.)
set a goal and then work very hard to reach it
Despite the challenges I was going through at the time, with the help of my teacher, I rose to the occasion and got very high test scores.