Common Expressions Revision:
by the way - kidding - sensible - what shall we doVocabulary by the way
- to introduce a topic into the conversation, i.e.
- ...so he's moved to London. By the way, I saw a brilliant movie last night.
- (slang) one thousand pounds it's a good job
- it's a good thing, i.e.
- It's a good job I reminded Ali about my party: he'd forgotten the date.
on its last legs
- I was just kidding when I said your haircut looks terrible, it's great, really.
- when a machine, a car, a washing machine, television, etc.
is at the end of its working life, i.e.
- I must get a new washing machine, ours is on its last legs.
*pick up -
(various meanings), here, to buy a small item, i.e. - We've run out of coffee.- Okay, I'll pick some up / pick up some when I go to the supermarket.
- showing good practical judgement; common sense; i.e.
- Well, the sensible thing is to check if he already has that CD before buying it for him.
- finding it difficult to decide between two options, i.e.
- I'm torn between buying Anthony a new watch or a really nice jacket for his birthday.
* pick up
can also mean to collect someone in a car, or to learn something without formal
- I'll pick you up for the party at eight.
- She picked up Spanish by working in a Spanish high school.