Words & Phrases
the job or project you are working on at the moment
We need to concentrate on the job at hand. We’ll worry about everything else later.
doing things in an average amount, such as exercising, eating, and sleeping
I don’t believe in diets. I prefer to eat a variety of foods, everything in moderation.
He won the game fair and square without any cheating.
that’s what I thought
Laura: Where’s Robert?
Carol: Oh he’s outside checking to see if his new car is safe.
Laura: Oh …I figured as much!
give someone information about what is going on
Let me fill you in on the details of our trip.
wanting something to be formally known
Just for the record, we’ve been to Disneyland ten times, so let’s go to Magic Mountain this time.
since the very beginning
From the get-go, we knew this was going to be a great project. (and) I knew from the get-go that their relationship would not last long.
reaching someone that you need to talk to
I need to get ahold of Joe. He's got some of my tools, and I need them back.
when girls go out somewhere without any guys
My sister makes sure she has a girls' night out once a month.
expresses a person’s viewpoint on things and whether it is positive or negative
Angela: Do you tend to see things as half full or half empty?
Annie: I see the glass half full, so I guess I’m a pretty positive person.