“The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree”: A child does not differ from (is the same as) their parents. Examples: After meeting the student’s parents, she realized the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree; they were sarcastic too. Can you believe his behavior? Sadly, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
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Here are two idioms that people use when talking about things that family members have in common. “It runs in the family.” Someone that many members/people in the family have, such as a quality, skill, problem and/or disease. Examples: A passion for theatre runs in the family. Diabetes runs in his family. “In one’s blood” Something that is in-built in one’s family. Examples: Teaching runs in my blood. Playing soccer runs in his blood.
Here is an idiom that people use when they talk about people in their family or people in other families. “A spitting image” Typically, used when someone has a strong resemblance (looks just alike/similar) to another family member. Examples: Her daughter is a spitting image of her. Brad is a spitting image of his father.
“close family” “close-knit family” “tight family” They all refer to a family that is connected, stays near each other, is united in love, and/or spends lots of time together. Examples: We are a close family. They are a close-knit family. They are a tight family because they spend lots of time together.
The joke is that the woman is never lonely because she has 4 men in her life. Each of the men’s name is bolded. Charlie Horse: A Charley horse is a muscle spasm that is typically in the legs. She gets (wakes) up with a charley horse Arthur Itis: Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness of the joints in the body. She spends the day with (having) arthritis. Will Power: Is when a person uses control to not do something. She dines (eats) with will power. Ben Gay: Bengay is a cream that is used to relieve muscle and joint pain. She goes to sleep with Bengay on her body.
Touchy subject: A subject that can make people feel uncomfortable or upset. It can also offend people or cause them to feel emotional pain. It is best to deal with a touchy subject in a careful and sensitive way. Examples: Age is a touchy subject for some people. For some people, weight is a touchy subject. Death is a touchy subject. There are people that feel money is a touchy subject.
If you are going to talk about yourself relaxing, you can say things like… I’m going to… relax chill chill out unwind rest destress “chillax” Here are some phrases you can use to talk about yourself… I need to/I will… take a break “unplug” “switch off” take time for myself “put my feet up” “recharge my batteries” “clear my mind.”
If someone is talking loudly, yelling, or screaming and you want them to speak in a lower tone of voice, you can say… Please, lower your voice. (Use this in a formal/professional setting.) Please, don’t talk so loudly. Please stop yelling/screaming. If you want the person to stop talking about the situation or physically stop taking action, you can say… Just, let it go. Just, drop it. Give it a rest. If you want the person to pause and think, you can say… Please stop and think. (Use this in a formal/professional setting.) Wait a moment. Hold your horses.
In the U.S., we use a 12-hour clock. Many other countries use a 24-hour clock. In the U.S., each day has two (2) twelve (12) hour shifts. Midnight 12:00am 12:01am-11:59am (this is the morning) Noon 12:00pm 12:01pm-11:59pm (this includes the afternoon, evening, & night) am (before noon) = morning pm (after noon) = afternoon, evening, & night Some of the countries that use a 12-hour clock: Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Columbia, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Egypt, Bangladesh, India, Jordan, Pakistan, Philippines, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.
Most verb (action word) tenses go by the same rule. Future tense: word Present tense: word+ing Past tense: word+ed Let’s look at the verb walk. Future tense: walk Present tense: walking Past tense: walked There are some exceptions to this rule, the exceptions are called irregular verbs. Irregular Verbs The rule still works for the future and present tenses, but the past tenses are different. Here is a list of common irregular verbs.