Flashcards in Earthquakes Deck (14):
check this out
Check this out. Check this out means listen to this. Check this out.
An example of check this out would be: Scott said, “Check this out. I got two free tickets to the Rolling Stones concert.” Check this out.
you’ve gotta be kidding
you cannot be serious
pullin’ my leg
making a joke by lying to someone and pretending the lie is true
Far-fetched. This means unbelievable. Far-fetched.
For example: When Chris said that he won $200,000 in Las Vegas, I thought it sounded far-fetched. Far-fetched.
exactly east of someplace
all of a sudden
This is right away with no warning. All of a sudden.
For example: I was driving my car when all of a sudden someone hit me. It happened so fast.
it dawned on me
I remembered; I realized
And I go on to say, “Then it dawned on me, oh, that was an earthquake. It was...”
It dawned on me. This means I remembered or I realized. It dawned on me.
A while means a long time. A while. An example of a while is: I have been an English teacher for a while. A while.
for a while
1 [frequent] for a short time
the baby was quiet for a while
it’s a given
It’s a given. This means there is no doubt. It’s a given. For example, when you walk or live in downtown New York, it’s a given that you will hear a lot of noise. It’s a given.
To leave, go or exit
I am going to cut out in a few minutes.
Also cut out means no longer was able to be seen.
The TV coverage of the game cut out. It was no longer able to be seen.
For example: The television station cut out during the big rain storm. Cut out.
Weed through. This means to look or dig through. Weed through.
An example of weed through is: I had to weed through a lot of papers when I did my yearly income taxes for the government.