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    Phrases for Bad Travel Experiences




    1. My flight was overbooked.
    (overbooked = there were too many passengers and not enough seats)
    2. My flight was delayed/canceled.
    3. My luggage was lost.
    4. I was jet-lagged.
    (= I felt tired because of the time zone difference between my origin and destination)
    5. My hotel was in a seedy area.
    (seedy = possibly unsafe)
    6. I was mugged.
    (= I was robbed on the street)
    7. The weather was miserable.
    8. I got the runs.
    (= diarrhea)
    9. The place was a tourist trap.
    (= made only for tourists; not authentic)
    10. I couldn’t wait to get back home.


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    Phrases for Drinking (Alcohol)




    1. It’s on me.
    (= I’ll buy you a drink)
    2. I’d like to make a toast.
    (= I’d like to honor a person/event/idea)
    3. Here’s to… (your health / the New Year / our success)!
    4. Another round of drinks, please.
    5. Put it on my tab.
    (tab = bill to pay later, before you leave)
    6. He’s a bit tipsy.
    (= a little bit drunk)
    7. He’s completely sloshed/wasted/plastered.
    (= completely drunk)
    8. She’s trying to drown her sorrows.
    (= drinking alcohol for relief from pain/sadness)
    9. I’m the designated driver.
    (= I’m not drinking alcohol because I will drive other people home later)
    10. I had a hangover. / I was hung over.
    (= the bad feeling you have the morning after drinking too much)


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    Comparative Idioms




    1. It’s as light as a feather.
    2. It’s as dry as a bone.
    3. It’s as flat as a pancake.
    4. He’s as mad as a hornet.
    5. It’s as old as the hills.
    6. It’s as quick as lightning.
    7. She’s as sick as a dog.
    8. He’s as strong as an ox.
    9. They’re as different as night and day.
    10. She’s as stubborn as a mule.
    11. He’s as proud as a peacock.
    12. She’s as white as a sheet.
    (usually used when someone is very afraid or very sick)
    13. It’s as solid as a rock.
    14. It’s as good as new.
    (used after something broken has been repaired)
    15. It’s as clear as mud.
    (= it’s not clear at all)


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