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February 23, 2011 By Angela Boothroyd

To polish off something (or polish something off) is to finish something quickly and very easily; especially a large amount of food, alcohol or work. Informal English.   Examples of use: 1. That cake looks delicious. We’ll soon polish that off! 2. The children polished off the biscuits in two minutes 3. When he’s watching […]

February 12, 2011 By Angela Boothroyd

When you stick around, you stay where you are for a period of time; usually because you are waiting for something or someone. Informal English. Examples of use: 1. I’ll stick around until you get here. 2. If you stick around until Martine comes home, we can have dinner together. 3. Can you stick around […]

February 5, 2011 By Angela Boothroyd

To have words with someone is to argue with them or scold them. Examples of use: 1. She had words with her step-father two years ago, and they haven’t spoken since. 2. If they keep parking their car in my parking space I’m going to have words with them. 3. If her child doesn’t stop […]

February 4, 2011 By Angela Boothroyd

1. When you put down something (or put something down) you put something that you are holding or carrying on a horizontal surface. Examples of use: a) Put your suitcases down over there. b) These books are heavy. Can I put them down on your desk? 2. To put down somebody (or put somebody down) […]