Introduction General Proverbs Idioms at School Idioms at Work Idioms at Play American Culture
Gossip at a Pajama Party Chat at a Gym Chat before a Trip Chat among Old Friends Dialogue on Business
Lesson Seven -- Chat at a Gym
Definition Conversation Test
|all for it 完全同意||
If people want more freedom of choice, then I'm all for it
|all gone 消逝;丟失||
I wanted to eat some ice cream, but when I looked, it was all gone.
|all in 疲倦||You look all-in. Are you OK?|
|all in a day's work, be 司空見慣||A fancy dinner with a Hollywood celebrity is all in a day's work for this reporter|
|all in all 總而言之||All in all, it had been one of the most miserable days of Henry's life.|
|all out 全力以赴;全賣光了||Canada will have to go all out on the ice if they want to win.|
|all over 完了||They said they had cleaned up but there were bottles all over the place.|
|all the better 更好||She hopes to perform all the better this time.|
|all the same 雖然如此;並無分別||I'm not likely to run out of money, but all the same, I'm careful|
|all the world and his uncle人人;諸色人等||The government should guarantee human rights of all the world and his uncle.|
|all there 神志清醒的;沒有問題的||Some of the things she said made me think she's not quite all there.|
|all thumbs 笨手笨腳的;一竅不通的||Can you thread this needle for me? I'm all thumbs.|
|turn out 如願以償||I was disappointed by the turn-out for our home match.|
|all you have to do 你只要||
All you have to do is look at the building to see how much money it will take to repair.
|always the case 常常如此||
A Rainy day in winter is always the case in this city.
|ambulance chaser 唯利是圖的低級律師||It's unfortunate for Mark to have that ambulance chaser in that case.|
|And how! 當然啦!||
"Was Matt drunk?" "And how!"
|ants in one's pants 坐立不安||Why do you look like there are ants in your pants? What's wrong?|
Matt, Michael and George are three good friends who have spent a lot of time hanging out together over the summer. Today they are at the gym, working out, and talking about the upcoming school year.
Matt: Keep working those weights, Michael. You have to go all out if you want to get those abs in shape in time for basketball season.
George: I don’t know about that—he’s looking all in if you ask me!
Michael: It’s not that I’m tired, but I seem to be all thumbs today. I keep dropping things. Hm, I just might be tired after all.
George: I know what you mean. There are days when I feel like I’m all over the place. I get so tired that I can’t concentrate on what I’m doing.
Matt: That’s always the case at this time of year. It’s so hot outside that it’s hard to feel strong. And the thought of school coming next week isn’t helping, either!
Michael: And how! I am just not ready for math and chemistry this year. And I’m taking my third year of French, as well. That’s a lot harder than I thought it would be.
George: Are you taking French, Matt?
Matt: Yeah, my mom said I have to.
Michael: Why? I thought you could speak it really well since you lived in France.
Matt: That’s why my mom is making me. She doesn’t want me to lose my French. All in all, I wish I didn’t have to, but She Who Must Be Obeyed has spoken!
George: Well, if I could speak a foreign language already and my mom wanted me to take a class, I’d be all for it. That would be an easy grade.
Matt: Yes and no. Yes, because I know French. No because I get lazy and don’t want to do the homework. It’s boring doing drills when I know the stuff already.
Michael: I know. All you have to do is help me with my homework and do yours at the same time. That way you get the work done and I get help! I need it or I’ll never pass.
George: Hey, tell me about Peter’s party last week. I missed it because I had to go to my grandmother’s. How was the turn out?
Michael: Oh, wow! All the world and his uncle was there, I think. It was so crowded.
Matt: Yeah, by the time we got there, the food was all gone. There had been pizza and nachos, too, so was I mad!
Michael: But you should have seen all the cute girls who were there.
George: Oh, don’t tell me that!
Matt: Yeah, Susan was there. She’s cute, but sometimes when she talks, I wonder if she’s all there. She was telling me about the time she went UFO hunting with her Uncle Jon. She’s he’s a bit strange, too.
Michael: All the same, she’s really pretty. And doesn’t her uncle have some really cool job.
Matt: Yeah, he’s a hoax buster for a television show. When people make claims about alien invasions and stuff, he goes and investigates. So I guess hunting for ETs is all in a day’s work for him.
George: That sounds all the better! She sounds like she might be pretty interesting.
Matt: Well, I’m thinking of calling her this week.
George: No wonder you’re working out so hard! All you have to do is keep up those exercises and she’ll be interested.
Matt: Oh, man, I don’t think she’s that interested, but anyway, it’s worth a try.
Michael: You should have seen Matt dancing, George. He looked like he had ants in his pants!
George: He always looks like he has ants in his pants—he’s always twitching around.
Matt: Hey! I can’t help it if I have a lot of energy.
Michael: Speaking of high energy, did you hear about Mr. Smith, Tom’s dad?
George: You mean that old ambulance chaser?
Michael: He’s a respected attorney, not some ambulance chaser! But he did the triathlon. Can you imagine? At his age!
Matt: I don’t know why you’re surprised. He’s in this gym more than us. He’s in such good shape, I’m sure he could do anything under the sun.
George: You’re right. Hope we’re in as good shape when we’re his age. Hey, guys, you ready for the pool?
Michael: That sounds good.
George: Then let’s go!