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ALL OVER THE MAP
-speaking in a nervous way that includes too many topics at once
“What are you saying? You are all over the map?”
-to verbally criticize someone when they are not there
-to gossip about someone
“Stop badmouthing her...she's my friend!”
BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE
-asking the wrong people the wrong questions
-looking for information in the wrong place and asking the wrong person
“You're barking up the wrong tree...that's my private information!
to BEAT AROUND THE BUSH
-to be implicit
-to not say what you really want to say
“You're beating around the bush...just tell me directly: what do you want?"
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"I BEG TO DIFFER."
-say this when you want to politely, yet firmly (strongly) disagree
-'to beg' means 'to plead', but this is sarcastic (it means the opposite)
-'to differ' means 'to disagree'
“That's your opinion, but I beg to differ!"
to BREAK THE ICE
-to be bold and introduce yourself to a new person
-the 'ice' is the tension between strangers
“Go break the ice and say hello to her."
"Well, someone has to break the ice. I'm gonna go over there and say hello."
to JUMP IN (phrasal verb)
-to interrupt a conversation
-to join an ongoing discussion
“We were talking, but then he jumped in and gave his opinion."
"Hey, we're talking about politics. Jump in and tell us what you think!"
to SEE EYE TO EYE
-to agree on a particular issue
“We never saw eye to eye, so we got a divorce."
"They finally saw eye to eye after they had a long discussion over the matter."
-say this as a sarcastic way to disagree
-"whatever" really means "what ever you think, I will follow," but here it is sarcastic and means the opposite
A: This movie is boring!
B: Whatever! This movie is great!
"...TOTALLY + __ing..."
"...TOTALLY + adjective..."
-expresses a 100% probability
-fully; to the maximum
“She is totally beautiful!"
"We are totally going to the concert this weekend!"