Words & Phrases
growing up in a family that has a lot of money
She must have come from money to be able to buy so many nice things without having a job.
put it all together
Chad: I don't know why she keeps refusing to go out with me.
Tyler: Connect the dots, you fool! She doesn't want to be with you.
giving something that you don't especially want to give
Suzy: Hey George... you haven't contributed to the pizza party. Cough it up.
George: Fine. Here's $10.
adding up the numbers to see what the total is
Before we decide to take that trip to Europe, we need to crunch the numbers to make sure that we have enough money for everything we want to do.
stop it; don't do what you are doing right now
Cut it out you guys! It's not right to be talking about your friend like that.
taking a chance to say what I really think
Dare I say … it’s not what I would choose to do. (or) Dare I say … he was the best publisher in journalism.
a less common way (started many years ago) to end a relationship
I’m crushed 'cause I just got a ‘Dear John’ message, and I really thought she loved me.
when someone does something that is not very nice
Henry: Did you see what she just did?
Tony: I know. She really did a number on you!
doing what you like to do
Ryan: What are you up to today?
Silvia: I’m just doin’ my thing. And you?
you see something bad coming your way, and you do what you need to do to avoid it
You’re so lucky that you dodged the bullet when the boss yelled at everybody in the room, and you had already left the meeting.