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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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a little bit of (something)

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a small amount

Conversation:

Grace: Do you want cake or pie?

Luis: I'd like a little bit of both, please.

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boom/kaboom!

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an explosive sound

Conversation:

Harry:  What was that? Did you hear that 'kaboom'?

Sam:  Oh my … it was the box on the shelf in the garage that has all our cans of paint.

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I 'dunno' ...

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I don't know; beats me

Conversation:

Stefany:  How many people are comin' to the party? 

Sal:  I 'dunno'.

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I feel you (or) I feel 'ya'

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understand your situation

Conversation:

Sherry:  I don’t 'wanna' move away ‘cause I’ll really miss my friends.  

Billy:  I know.  I feel 'ya' ...

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I hear 'ya' (or) I hear you

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I know

Conversation:

Phil:  California really needs some serious rain.

Jordan:  I hear 'ya'!

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I love you this much ...

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a fun way of expressing strong, positive feelings

I love you this much!  (opening arms wide) 

I see/Oh ... I see.

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I understand.

Conversation:

Dad:  I just have too much to do tomorrow Jimmy, so I won't be able to hook up with you guys after the game.

Son:  Oh, I see.  That's OK, dad.  I'll let you know how it goes.

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I'm all ears ...

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ready to listen fully

I’m all ears.  You can tell me now.

I'm back ...

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I’ve returned from where I was.

Hey everybody … I’m back.

I'm just sayin'

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used to give advice or an opinion in response to what someone just said

Conversation:

George:  I’m taking 21 units this semester. 

Jeanette:  Gosh ... 'Ya' might 'wanna' think about that.  I took 20 my first semester and ended up dropping two classes. I’m just sayin’.

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