Common Expressions 3 Revision:
you had (you'd) better… (to give advice) - by the wayVocabulary
* to have a sense of direction
- a good awareness of direction, i.e.
let's face it
- We won't need a map to get back to the hotel; I have a good sense of direction.
- accept the reality, i.e.
half the time
- Let's face it, we're working too hard, we need to take a break.
- for 50% of the time X happens, i.e.
come in handy
- She's a terrible boss, half the time she's not even in the office.
- It's a rubbish computer; half time it won't get me on the Internet.
- be useful, i.e.
it slipped my mind
- To have a photo-copier at home would come in handy.
- It would be handy to have good food blender.
- I forgot, i.e. - Did you ask Duncan if we can borrow his computer?- Oh no, it slipped my mind. I'll phone him now.
it's a good job
- it's a good thing, i.e.
- It's a good job we got a taxi, the bus wouldn't have got us to the cinema in time.
- Look at those clouds, it's going to rain. It's a good job I brought an umbrella.
* other collocations with 'sense of'
- to have a sense of humour
- to have a sense of colour
- to have a sense of fairness