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Thursday, December 1, 2011

To Get Back to Someone

Read the following letter and guess the meaning of the idiom in bold:

Dear Gloria,

I am writing to thank you for the wedding invitation!
I am so happy for you and Paul... I feel honored that you invited me to this special day in your lives, even though we have only known each other for 2 months.
I really want to attend it, but because the wedding will be in Australia I am not sure I can afford it. I will take a look at my finances and get back to you.

Thank you, again!

Samantha

Meaning: To Get Back to Someone means to phone, write, or speak to someone at a later time because you were busy or could not answer a question earlier.

This idiom was taken from our LSI book Speaking Savvy

To Be Crazy About Something or Someone



To Be Crazy About

Read the following e-mail and try to guess the meaning of the idiom in bold:

Dear Susan,

How have you been? I hope all is well.
Ever since we broke up I have been feeling really sad.
I know we had our bad moments and that I cheated on you, but please forgive me!
I am crazy about you. I can't live without you...
Please call me.

Jim
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RE: Dear Susan

Dear Jim The Cheater,

If you were crazy about me, you would not have cheated on me.
Don't ever contact me again.

Susan

Meaning: To be crazy about someone or something means to really, really like someone or something a lot!

This idiom was taken from our LSI book Seaking Savvy. For more information please visit: www.languagesystems.com