Words & Phrases
a viciously mean girl
Nancy is the queen of mean. I never see her smile!
you will always remember how to do it
Patricia: I haven’t gone ice skating in a very long time.
Michelle: No worries.
It’s like riding a bike!
a reminder of something that you already experienced
Nina: Do you remember Victor Rogers?
Jay: Yeah .. his name rings a bell. What about ‘im?
making a bad situation worse by talking about it again
Don’t rub it in. I know I messed up!
fast and simple
My presentation will be short and sweet. I promise.
a phrase that we use after something we said or wish we had done (I should have, I would have, I could have)
Mark: I regret that I didn’t go with you to the concert.
Mario: Well... what can I say but shoulda, woulda, coulda!
a phrase used when making an important decision that you don’t want to decide on right away, so you wait at least a day
I was accepted into three universities. My counselor suggested that I sleep on it before deciding on which one to attend.
little by little working your way towards a successful completion
He slowly but surely climbed the ladder making his way to the top position of the company.
say what you are thinking right now
Spit it out! We 'wanna' know what happened.
when something is divided in half between two people, usually referring to money
Cathy: There’s a balance on our hotel bill from breakfast yesterday morning.
Rosa: OK ... that's fine. Let’s split the difference.