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under the weather: not feeling well, sick
◆John stayed home from work because he was feeling under the weather.
◆When you cat cold, you feel under the weather.
to hang up: to place clothes on a hook or hanger (S); to replace the receiver on the phone at the end of a conversation (S)
◆Would you like me to hang up your coat for you in the closet?
◆The operator told me to hang the phone up and call the number again.
to count on: to trust someone in time of need (also: to depend on)
◆I can count on my parents to help me in an emergency.
◆Don't depend on Frank to lend you any money; he doesn't have any.
to make friends: to become friendly with others
◆Patricia is a shy girl and doesn't make friends easily.
◆During the cruise Ronald made friends with almost everyone on the ship.
out of order: not in working condition
◆The elevator was out or order, so we had to walk to the tenth floor of the building.
◆We couldn't use the soft drink machine because it was out of order.
to get to: to be able to do something special; to arrive at a place, such as home, work, etc. for the second definition, do not use the preposition to with the words home or there.
◆The children got to stay up late and watch a good movie for the family.
◆I missed the bus and couldn't get to the office until ten o'clock.
◆When are you planning to get home tonight?
few and far between: not frequent, unusual, rare
◆The times that our children get to stay up late are few and far between.
◆Airplane travel is very safe because accidents are few and far between.
to look over: to examine, to inspect closely (also: to go over, to read over, to check over) (S)
Go over is different from the other forms because it is not separable.
◆I want to look my homework over again before I give it to the teacher.
◆The politician went over his speech before the important presentation.
◆You should never sign any legal paper without checking it over first.
to have (time) off: to have free time, not to have to work (also: to take time off (S))
The related form (S) to take time off is used when someone makes a decision to have free time, sometimes when others might not agree with the decision.
◆Every morning the company workers have time off for a coffee break.
◆Several workers took the afternoon off to go to a baseball game.
to go on: to happen; to resume, to continue (also: to keep on)
◆Many people gathered near the accident to see what was going on.
◆I didn't mean to interrupt you. Please go on.
◆The speaker kept on talking even though most of the audience had left.
to put out: extinguish, to cause to stop functioning (S)
To put out has the same meaning as to turn off (Lesson 1) for a light fixture.
◆No smoking is allowed in here. Please put out your cigarette.
◆The fire fighters worked hard to put the brush fire out.
◆Please put out the light before you leave. Okay, I'll put it out.
all of a sudden: suddenly, without warning (also: all at once)
◆All of a sudden Ed appeared at the door. We weren't expecting him to drop by.
◆All at once Millie got up and left the house without any explanation.