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Thanksgiving Toast
one of many toasts (holding up wine glasses) given before eating the traditional Thanksgiving meal in late November to express gratitude for your food, family, and friends
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(be) up to

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what you are doing now or what you have been doing

Hey,,, I haven’t seen you in a while.  What are you up to?

and so forth

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the same idea can be continued

Yesterday, I was at the office supply store buying paper, pencils, pens, and so forth.

and so on

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the same idea can be continued

We need to organize the trip, get ready, pack, and so on.

and whatnot

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other similar things

Giselda always brings her pencils, pens, markers, and whatnots to class.

Are you through?

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another way to say, “Are you finished with what you are saying?

Conversation:

Speaker:  It's been a rough day ... I didn't get hardly anything done.  I wanted to go to the bank, then shopping, and I ...

Listener:  Yeah, yeah, yeah.  So what else is new ... are you through?

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around the block

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someone who is a little older and who has had lots of experiences

He should know better than to say that.  He’s been around the block!

around the clock

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24 hours -- 24/7

I worked around the clock for the last 2 days.

as am I

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me too

Conversation:

Charley:  Every single day I’m learning new words and expressions from easyeverydayenglish.com.  

Monica:  As am I.

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baby steps

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completing something little by little

Conversation:

Son: How can I take care of all this?

Father: ... baby steps, my son.

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beat the odds

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succeeding when your chances are not very good at all

It’s really hard to beat the odds when gambling in Vegas.