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Thursday, December 8, 2016

To look on the bright side

Context #1:

Amy: We need to save money.
Brian: Why do we need to save money?
Amy: Because we need to buy a house.
Brian: But a house is so expensive.
Amy: That's why we need to save money.
Brian: How much do we need to save?
Amy: We need to save enough for a down payment.
Brian: How much is that?
Amy: That's about $30,000.
Brian: Thirty thousand dollars! That will take forever.
Amy: Not if we save every penny. Besides that, look on the bright side! We're going to buy a very nice house!
Brian: Okay, okay. Here's seven pennies.

Context #2

Maura: I don’t know what to do.
Robin: What’s the matter?
Maura: Well, I’ve been looking for a job for months everyday. I send my resume, but I just can’t get a job. I think I’m going to be unemployed all summer.
Robin: Hey, hey, hey, look on the bright side. At least while you’re not in the office, you can sit outside and enjoy that beautiful weather.
Maura: You’re right. The weather has been nice lately.

Meaning:This is an expression that means "Think positively." People use this expression when they're talking to someone who's having a problem. After saying "Look on the bright side", the speaker then says something good that the person who's having the problem can be happy about. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Christmas came early

Context #1
"Christmas came early for Disney. Their latest film 'The Jungle Book', starring Neel Sethi, made $27 million dollars in its opening weekend."
When a happy surprise arrives before Christmas, like a hot new date, awesome gift or magical experience.

Context #2

Ralph: Oh, man! It's only 10:00 am and that loaf I dropped felt like fire!
Ted: Sounds like Christmas came early.

The expression "Christmas came early" originated in northern New Mexico. In this case, "Christmas" refers to the unique combination of both red chilli and green chilli on your breakfast burrito. The fiery blend has a unique chemical reaction that results in premature bowel movements that are tainted with the fire of the chile. Thus, when one has an excretion after consuming a Christmas breakfast burrito, Christmas is said to have come early.