Flashcards in Session 30 Deck (16):
not in a million years, no way José, nah, uh-oh
ways of saying NO or NEVER
kiss my ass
a very rude way of saying No or reject someone
Lights. Camera. Action!
a three-part command to start filming a scene
fall into the wrong hands
Ex: There are fears that these nuclear weapons might fall into the wrong hands.
become the possession of someone who is not supposed to have
we couldn't / can’t ask you to do that
Ex: And if you can’t afford to do it, your dad and I would be thrilled to help out. “I can’t ask you to do that.” “Well, but we want to do it.”
acknowledge that somebody does you a very big favor
Is it too much to ask?
Ex: I only need you to keep an eye on the baby for a few minutes. Is it too much to ask?
indicate that somebody should help you out because you do not ask for much
grasp / clutch at straws
Ex: He hope that this new cancer treatment will help but I think he's clutching at straws.
try something as a last resort or in desperation because you have no other choices
what's that for?
Ex: I hit him and the boy yelled "what's that for?“
ask for the reason someone does something (annoyance implied)
Ex: The bus driver will drop off the passengers at the hotel.
deliver (a package) or let (passengers) to get off at
Ex: It was obvious that someone had gone through my stuff while I was away.
search the content to look for something
let’s do this
all in all
Ex: We both thought that despite what happened, all in all it might not be a bad idea.
in summary, after taking everything into account
by all means
Ex: "Can you come to dinner tomorrow?" "By all means. I'd love to.“
(in response to a request or invitation) sure, absolutely
the man can pack