Everyday expressions Revision:
an absolute nightmare - would have been - Past PerfectVocabularyan absolute nightmare - a bad situation, a disaster, i.e.
I haven't a clue
- The exam was an absolute nightmare: I couldn't answer any of the questions.
catch you later - see you later, i.e.
- I've got to go now. Bye, bye. Catch you later.
- I don't know; haven't the slightest idea, i.e.
- Why is he travelling on his own around the world?
- I haven't a clue. He's my brother but I can't always understand him.
I must dash - I must hurry, i.e.
- Oh, is that the time? I'm late. I must dash.
it seems fair that - it appears reasonable, i.e.
- It seems fair that you lend Jane your tennis racket, after all, she lent you her computer game.
I'm pushed for time - I don't have much time because there are things I must do, i.e.
- Can you clear up the kitchen before you go?
- I can't now, I'm really pushed for time. I'll do it when I get back.
with any luck - with some luck or chance X will or won't happen, i.e.
With any luck, she'll lend me the money.
He'll realise he's got to study more to pass his exams in six months, with any luck.
With any luck, it won't rain on our picnic tomorrow.
After we've glued it she won't notice you broke the vase, with any luck.