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Thursday, November 26, 2015

head back to one’s hometown



Context #1

Gary: What are you doing for Thanksgiving this year?
Chris: Well, normally we go to my parents' place. But this year we're heading back to my wife's hometown in Nebraska.
Gary: Nebraska? I hope you have a nice warm jacket to take with you.

Context #2

Amanda: How do you celebrate the Chinese New Year in China?
Yi Fei: Well, a lot of people head back to their hometown to spend time with their family.

"head back to one's hometown" is a common American idiom that means "to return to one's hometown."

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Leftovers



Context #1

Jim: Man! We cooked a huge turkey last night for Thanksgiving!
Todd: So I guess you had a lot of leftovers.
Jim: Yeah! I'm going to be eating turkey sandwiches for the next week.

Context #2

Sarah: We had a really nice Thanksgiving potluck party at my work today.
Chrissy: Did a lot of people bring food?
Sarah: Yeah, everybody did a great job. In fact, I even got to bring home some leftovers.

"leftovers" is a term used to describe the extra food that you have after a party or meal. A lot of Americans like to take home the leftovers and then eat them the next day.