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Thursday, January 17, 2013

To Give Someone a Dirty Look

"To Give Someone a Dirty Look"

Example: Mary,

How was your weekend? I hope you are feeling better.
I have to tell you what happened at the party last night!
Everyone was there on time. Susan called and said she was running a little late, so we all waited for her to arrive to start having dinner.
She arrived 2 hours later...We were all very mad and of course, starving!
Everyone gave her a dirty look when she walked in... That was so inconsiderate!
She apologized and started eating before everyone else! Unbelievable!
Anyway, we had a good time... Susan will not be invited to any parties anytime soon.

Call me when you have a chance! Feel better!


To Give Someone a Dirty Look means to look at someone in an angry way.

This idiom was taken from our L/S Book, Speaking Transitions. For more information, please visit:

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Needless to Say

Needless to say means "obviously, unnecessary to mention".

Barb: Hey, Rob! How are things with you and Sandy?
Rob: Oh, you haven't heard yet? We broke up....
Barb: What? What do you mean? What happened?
Rob: Well, I went to New York for work last month.
Barb: Yes, I remember that much. You were there for 2 weeks, right?
Rob: Well, I was supposed to be there for 2 weeks, but they needed me back in LA after a week, so I came back a week earlier.
Barb: OK... Then what?
Rob: Well, I got home and Sandy was... She was...
Barb: She was, what???
Rob: Well, she was eating all my expensive chocolate. She knew that no one touches my chocolate!
Barb: That's so lame, Rob! Come on!
Rob: Well, she knew it, Barb! No one eats my chocolate! I got really upset and started to yell at her. Needless to say, she left and said she would never want to see me again...
Barb: I don't blame her, Rob... You are so weird!

This idiom was taken from our LSI book, Reading Horizons! For more information, please visit: