Common Expressions Revision:
make sense - set off - good point - anyway - run out of Vocabularycoming up for + time - (informal) approaching that time, i.e.It's coming up for ten. (It's nearly ten o'clock.)
good point - the speaker agrees with what the listener has said, i.e.
- I wouldn't visit the inner city, the pollution is very bad.
- Good point. We'll stay in the suburbs and visit the small towns.
kidding - (informal) joking, i.e.
- I lent him a hundred pounds.
- Just kidding, I lent him five pounds.
sick and tired of
- irritated; annoyed, i.e.
- I'm sick and tired of this weather, it's rained for days now.
- She's sick and tired of her son's behaviour: he uses the house like a hotel and never cooks for himself or helps clean and tidy up.
- don't worry about it; it doesn't matter, i.e.- We've missed the bus.- Never mind, there'll be another one in ten minutes.
- John's very *laid back, he never minds if I'm late.
*informal = relaxed.
- if something makes sense it is understandable, coherent, or sensible, i.e.
- The instructions for building this book-shelf make no sense.
- It makes no sense to take the nine o'clock train when the meeting doesn't start until twelve, let's take the ten-thirty.
to be honest
- The book didn't make sense to me: I couldn't understand any of his ideas.
- this is my honest opinion; often when the speaker is reluctant or feels
awkward giving that opinion, i.e.- How is Susan doing at school?- Well, to be honest, not very well. She's not happy there, we're looking for a new school
for her. - Are you pleased Ann got the job?- To be honest, no, she won't get home until eight in the evening. It's going to be a very
long and tiring day for her.sharp
- when used with ‘time' this means ‘exactly', i.e.
- I'll see you at three sharp.
(exactly three o'clock) set off
- (Phrasal Verb) to start a journey, i.e.
- They set off to climb the mountain at seven o'clock. I hope they had warm clothing and the right equipment.
- He always sets off for work early because the traffic is so bad.