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2021.02.17 14:51

English Idiom: Let’s not waste our breath

Dialogue

Sarah

: Michael is a brain. I’m sure he’s gonna get the job. I read all the applications; and he’s unquestionably the cream of the crop.

Emily: But there’s something fishy about him. I just can’t put my finger on it.

Sarah: Come on! Aren’t you judging a book by its cover?

Emily: I just can’t put up with people who are full of themselves.

Sarah: We can’t turn him down anyway. You know he’s Mary’s cousin and she’ll pull some stings to get him hired.

Emily: As long as our hands are tied, let’s not waste our breath.

Sarah: Obviously; You can hardly ever find a person who has made their own way these days. It’s all favoritism and patronage.

Vocabulary

A brain: an intelligent person.

The cream of the crop: the best among others.

Fishy: (adj) arousing feelings of doubt or suspicion.

To put one’s finger on (something): to discover the exact reason why a situation is the way it is, especially when something is wrong.

Judge a book by its cover: make judgments depending on appearances.

Put up with: to tolerate; to endure.

Full of oneself: very self-satisfied and with an exaggerated sense of self-worth.

Pull strings: secretly use influence or power.

Hands are tied: unable to act freely.

Waste one’s breath: to speak or argue without result.

Make one’s own way: to rely on one’s own abilities.
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Comments

  • Claire 2021.02.17 14:56

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    Amazing 😍 please keep updating these lovely expressions. Lucky you are the best. 💕
  • Lucky 王乐乐 2021.02.17 14:56

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    @Claire anytime :)
  • YEONJU 2021.02.17 14:57

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    These are really helpful for me. Thanks😊
  • Lucky 王乐乐 2021.02.17 14:57

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    @YEONJU your welcome
  • Claire 2021.02.17 14:58

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    Every expressions you wrote here are very meaningful to me. I think I will use every expressions often.
  • jovi han 2021.02.17 15:05

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    your post is the cream of the crop.😊
  • Lucky 王乐乐 2021.02.17 15:07

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    @jovi han hahah good one
  • 果丹皮 2021.02.17 15:08

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    the cream of the crop. I got it😁thank you
  • Lucky 王乐乐 2021.02.17 15:09

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    @果丹皮 awesome
  • nevin 2021.02.17 20:33

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    It's very realistic dialog.. Thank you 😍
  • Lucky 王乐乐 2021.02.17 21:53

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    @nevin oh yes, I get them from a book and they are the most native I feel to American English
  • nevin 2021.02.17 22:22

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    @Lucky 王乐乐 great.. Waiting for the next post 😃
  • Mr Troy 2021.02.18 06:35

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    Thanks for sharing

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