LEARN GROW GIVE

Through Knowledge And Growth We Can Give

LEARN GROW GIVE

Through Knowledge And Growth We Can Give

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A: This cake is yummy.

B: You said it!

 

A: Can you hear me back here?

B: No, we can't. Will you speak up a little?

 

A: I think Linda is jealous of you, because you are the top student.

B: Please! She's my best friend. I don’t want to talk behind her back.

 

A: Why was Toby fired?

B: The boss asked him to be more punctual but he talked back to him / he answered him back.

 

A: Will you talk to the boss about my salary?

B: No, I won't. If you are not happy with your salary, step into his room and say it right to his face.

 

A: You know Mr.Brown, I can't make ends meet with my present salary.

B: In other words, you want a pay raise.

 

A: You think I'm doing a foolish thing but I'm still determined to quit.

B: Mark my words. You will soon regret leaving this company.

 

A: I think you are jealous of me.

B: You shouldn’t say that to me. I'll make you eat your words.

 

A: Excuse me, ma'am. Can I have a word with you before the class starts?

B: Sure, I'm all ears.

 

A: I want to tell you something but I don’t know how to put it.

B: Please feel free. Speak your mind.

 

A: Come in Larry. Did you want to talk to me?

B: Yes. I know you are in hurry, so I'll get right to the point.

 

A: There's something I want to discuss with you.

B: Ok. Come into my office so we can talk it over.

 

A: What kind of teacher is Mr.Brown?

B: I personally don’t know him but his students speak highly of him.

 

A: What's the capital of Finland?

B: The capital of Finland.., uh, I know it. Gosh! It's on the tip of my tongue.

 

A: Are you planning to go abroad to continue your studies?

B: To be honest with you, yes. But don’t tell a soul. Keep it between us.

 

A: You've been jobless for about six months. Why don’t you look for a job?

B: Finding a good job is easier said than done.

 

 

A: You looked thrilled. What's up?

B: I got my scholarship. I'm so happy about it. I don’t know how to put my feelings into it.

 

A: I'm annoyed with my boss. He hasn’t given me a pay raise in two years.

B: If it bothers you so much, why don’t you bring up the subject with him?

 

 

A: You look worried. What's the matter?

B: To cut a long story short, I'm having a serious problem with my boss.

 

A: I want to talk to Barbara and persuade her to go back to college.

B: Don’t waste your breath. She won't take your advice.

 

A: Did you enjoy your conversation with Mr.Williams?

B: Not really. She's a real windbag. She talked my head off.

 

A: I'm very upset with Joan. You can never tell her a secret without her spreading it around.

B: Yeah. She has a big mouth.

 

A: I want to tell you something but it's only between you and me.

B: Don’t worry. I won't breathe a word of it to anyone.

 

A: I'm not prepared to speak in front of so many people.

B: It doesn’t matter. You can speak off the cuff pretty well.

 

A: Professor Smith is very knowledgeable.

B: You can say that again! He's the best professor I've ever had.

 

A: Let's speak frankly about problem. We're just avoiding the issue.

B: Ok. Let's call a spade a spade.

 

A: Ok. We have business to discuss and we haven’t got much time.

B: Yes. Let's talk turkey

A little bird told me

said when you don't want reveal the source of your information.

Example:

"How did you know the news?" 
"Oh, a little bird told me."

be a cold fish

be a person who is distant and unfeeling

Example:

He rarely talks to his colleagues. He's a cold fish.

be like a fish out of water

to feel uncomfortable in a situation 

Example:

After her divorce, she was like a fish out of water.