Ntc's Dictionary of Everyday American English Expressions: Presented According t
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Offers more than seven thousand American English expressions divided into eighteen sections, including banking needs, communicating personal feelings, and getting a job.
Title: NTC's Dictionary of Everyday American English Expressions
Author: Spears, Richard A./ Birner, Betty J./ Kleinedler, Steven Racek
Publication Date: 1995/02/01
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Binding Type: PAPERBACK
Library of Congress: 95139741
What? What? What was that? Come again. (folksy) Huh? (informal or rude) Could you please repeat yourself? Could you please repeat that? 122 When you do not understand what a foreign visitor has said I don’t understand you. I can’t understand you. I can’t hear you. Please speak more slowly. Could you please speak slower? Could you please speak louder? Could you write it down, please? Please write it out. Could you spell that? TELLING TIME 123 Asking the time of day
woman’s work is never done. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. God helps those who help themselves. 262 Making an extra effort I’ve gone out of my way to please you. I’ve bent over backwards for you. I’ve gone the extra mile. I’ve gone beyond the call of duty. I’ve gone above and beyond the call of duty. You’ve gotten the royal treatment. I’ve treated you like a king. I’ve treated you like a queen. We’ve rolled out the red carpet. (idiomatic) = We’ve prepared for the
lot to be desired. That’s not what I had in mind. That didn’t fit the bill. to fit the bill = to be what is needed That doesn’t quite suit me. It’s not up to snuff. up to snuff = up to standard That’s not what it’s cracked up to be. cracked up to be = said to be 285 Asking someone to stop being unpleasant Stop griping. Stop complaining. Quit complaining. Quit whining. Quit your bitching. (mildly vulgar) Quit your kvetching. (informal) kvetching = complaining Quit your
some foreign currency. I’d like to buy some foreign currency. What’s the current exchange rate? We don’t handle foreign exchange here. 374 Information about foreign exchange rates What is the exchange rate of marks to the dollar? marks = yen, lira, pesetas, pesos, francs, etc. The exchange rate is 1.5 marks to the dollar. The exchange rate is going up. How many pounds to the dollar? How many francs to the dollar? 375 Banking hours When are you open? When do you open? How
GOOD-BYES 21 Simple good-byes Good-bye. Bye. Bye-bye. So long. Ta-ta. (informal) Farewell. Cheerio. Hasta la vista. (Spanish) Adios. (Spanish) Auf wiedersehen. (German) Sayonara. (Japanese) Arrivederci. (Italian) Au revoir. (French) Adieu. (French) Ciao. (Italian) Good day. (formal) Good evening. (formal) Good night. Good-bye until later. Good-bye until next time. Good-bye for now. See you later. See you later, alligator. (slang) Later, gator. (slang) Later.