Present Perfect - Phrasal verb: (to) cut down on Vocabulary better still
- this is better, i.e.
not so crowded.by the way
- Yes, we could go shopping this afternoon or, better still, go this evening when the town is
- to introduce a new topic into the conversation, i.e.
- …so we had a lovely afternoon on the beach. By the way, would you like to come over for dinner on Saturday?
- (colloquial) to talk, i.e.
(to) cut down on
- I had a chat with Sally today. She's got a new job.
- (phrasal verb) to reduce, i.e.
- I must cut down on chocolate; I'm eating too much.
- what the listener has said is crazy and / or impossible, i.e. - Dad, you're going to lend me a hundred pounds.
- Dream on, son.
- definitely not, (possibly rude if you don't know the person well) i.e. - We're going scuba diving, do you want to come?
- No way, I'm a bad swimmer. on average
- the average, i.e.
the fact of the matter is
- In the UK 15-16 year olds, on average, spend 4.8 hours a day online.
- the truth is, (often used in argument) i.e.
- I'm sorry I'm late, the bus was late.
- The fact of the matter is your company promised a fifteen percent discount and is now offering only ten.
- I don't want your excuses, the fact of the matter is you're always late. If you're late again
you'll have to look for another job.(to) set a limit
- to decide on a limit, a boundary, i.e.
- We should set a limit on TV time for the childen. I suggest one hour a day, two at weekends.