Words & Phrases
curiosity about what someone is thinking
You’ve been really quiet – a penny for your thoughts?
it’s easier to actually see something than it is to describe it in words
I’m 'gonna' stop talking and just email you an image since a picture is worth a thousand words.
saying or doing something that a child might say or do
You need to stop acting like a child and grow up. You can’t keep crying every time something doesn’t go your way.
go out there and do it instead of just talking about it
Casandra: I would really like to lose some weight.
Leslie: You keep sayin’ that, but actions speak louder than words, right?
in the end
After all is said and done, getting a college degree can greatly increase your odds of getting a higher-paying job.
when you are already prepared for what you are going to do
Efraim: Have you started working on our project, yet?
Jethro: No worries .. yes, and I'm already ahead of the game.
when a person appears to be really mean (barks) but doesn’t follow through with any negative action (doesn't bite)
There's nothing to worry about. My dad acts like he’s really mean, but he’s actually all bark and no bite.
everything is where it should be
I like your dress, honey. It fits in all the right places!
when someone is thinking too much about another person’s situation
Jane’s mom has been all up in her daughter’s daily whereabouts ever since she stopped taking college classes.
a way to say that you will help someone provided that you get paid a whole lot for your services, even though you're probably not expecting anything in return
So you want me to carry your books? Well, it’ll cost you an arm and a leg.