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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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someone who hangs in there when things become difficult

He’s a trooper! When he has something really hard to do, he always toughs it out.

trouble/in trouble

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something is wrong or bad and there are consequences

My mom heard me come in really late last night, so I know I’m in trouble.


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a fact

Is it true that our class is cancelled today?


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the opposite of overwhelmed

After hearing about how great the movie was supposed to be, for me it was underwhelming!


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relax after working hard on something for a long period of time

Today was an especially long day, so now I really need to unwind.


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help make someone feel better when he or she is down

I gave my friend a funny card to uplift her spirit.


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a higher-class neighborhood where the homes are more expensive than average

They live in an upscale area of Los Angeles.


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not very happy about something

I’m upset because I'm flying on an airline that charges to check my luggage.


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the ending or conclusion of something that is being talked about

So … what’s the upshot of what you’re telling us?

used to

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something you did in the past

I used 'ta' live in Iran, but now I live in the United States.