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2021.03.02 14:50
English expression: You took the words right out of my mouth!

Dialogue

Mike: This report is too long! It’s has to be boiled down into two pages.

Jackie: You took the words right out of my mouth! I had the same observation.

Mike: Then; the ball is in your court, darling.

Jackie: What do you mean? Why don’t you bring it back to its original owner, Kathy? She claims that she’s a ball of fire. She has got her nose up in the air!

Mike: Kathy pales in comparison to you - you’re literally the backbone of this department.

Vocabulary

Boil down: to simplify, summarize, or shorten.

Take the words out of someone’s mouth: say something someone else was going to say

The ball is in someone’s court: to be someone else's move, play, or turn.

A ball of fire: a person full of energy and enthusiasm.

Pale in comparison: to seem less impressive or important when compared to someone or something else.

Backbone: the part of something that makes it successful or strong.
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Comments

  • 涪江浪子 2021.03.02 15:58

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    You're the backbone of my English learning friends.
  • Lucky 2021.03.02 16:00

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    @涪江浪子 that’s nice of you to say
  • ผึ้ง 2021.03.02 16:01

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    Your voice is very clear. Without wine, I can hear it very well. 😄
  • Lucky 2021.03.02 16:12

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    @ผึ้ง Hahhaha girl get that wine today
  • Angie_zheng 2021.03.02 17:25

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    S: The project is so complicated, I am gonna boiled it down into several parts. N: The ball is in your court. I thought that you are a ball of fire, because you used to got your nose up in the air. S: I am paled in comparison to Cindy. N: You took the words right out of my mouth, she is wicked awesome.
  • Sedra 2021.03.02 20:55

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    Thaank you
  • james nuts 2021.03.02 22:48

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    Amazing dude!
  • lin 2021.03.02 22:56

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    It's has to be... It's=It is?
  • Lucky 2021.03.02 23:13

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    @lin correct
  • Lucky 2021.03.02 23:13

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    @james nuts
  • Lucky 2021.03.02 23:14

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    @Angie_zheng I thought that you were a ball of fire because you use have your nose up in the air.
  • Angie_zheng 2021.03.02 23:51

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    @Lucky Thanks dear
  • james nuts 2021.03.03 07:05

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    @Lucky I decide to follow you since now either because you're pretty or your kindness. It's marvelous to read something yummy.
  • Travis 2021.03.03 07:07

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    Thanks for what all the shares you offered. And I have a question. what dose the phrase,got one's nose in the air,mean? Does it mean arrogant?
  • Lucky 2021.03.03 07:42

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    @Travis yes!
  • Lucky 2021.03.03 07:43

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    @james nuts 🤣🤣🤣
  • Travis 2021.03.03 07:43

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    @Lucky tks,and if anything that could help u improving Chinese skills,let me know
  • Lucky 2021.03.03 07:45

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    @Travis okie dokie I’m just learning through the HSKOnline. Grammar is a little hard for me but I will let you know if I have questions 🤗
  • Lucky 2021.03.03 15:59

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    @Tina S sound in words was dropped - pronunciation of original
  • Tina 2021.03.03 19:12

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    @Lucky okay thanks for correction I will try again 😊

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