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to pick out: to choose, to select (S)
◆Ann picked out a good book to give to her brother as a graduation gift.
◆Johnny, if you want me to buy you a toy, then pick one out now.
to take one's time: to do without rush, not to hurry
This idiom is often used in the imperative form. (See the first example)
◆There's no need to hurry doing those exercises. Take your time.
◆William never works rapidly. He always takes his time in every thing that he does.
to talk over: to discuss or consider a situation with others (S)
◆We talked over Carla's plan to install an air conditioner in the room, but we couldn't reach a decision.
◆Before I accepted the new job offer, I talked the matter over with my life.
to life down: to place oneself in a flat position, to recline
◆If you are tired, why don't you lie down for an hour or so?
◆The doctor says that Grace must lie down and rest for a short time every afternoon.
to stand up: to rise from a sitting or lying position (also: to get up)
◆When the president entered the room, everyone stood up.
◆Suzy, stop rolling around on the floor; get up now.
to sit down: to be seated (also: take a seat)
◆We sat down on the park bench and watched the children play.
◆There aren't any more chairs, but you can take a seat on the floor.
all (day, week, month, year) long: the entire day, week, month, year
◆I've been working on my income tax forms all day long. I've hardly had time to eat.
◆It's been raining all week long. We haven't seen the sun since last Monday.
by oneself: alone, without assistance
◆Francis translated that French novel by himself. No one helped him.
◆Paula likes to walk through the woods by herself, but her brother prefers to walk with a companion.
on purpose: for a reason, deliberately
This idiom is usually used when someone does something wrong or unfair.
◆Do you think that she didn't come to the meeting on purpose?
◆It was no accident that he broke my glasses. He did it on purpose.
to get along with: to associate or work well with; to succeed or manage in doing (also: to get on with)
◆Terry isn't getting along with her new roommate; they argue constantly.
◆How are you getting on with your students?
to make a difference (to): to be of importance (to), to affect
This idiom is often used with adjectives to show the degree of importance.
◆It makes a big difference to me whether he likes the food I serve.
◆Does it make any difference to you where we go for dinner?
◆No, it doesn't make any difference.
◆It makes no difference to Lisa either.
to take out: to remove, to extract (S); to go on a date with (S) (also to go out with)
◆Student, take out your books and open them to page twelve.
◆Did you take Sue out last night?
◆No, she couldn't go out with me.