1. get on one’s nerve
A: Why did you come to the meeting late? I left a message with your roommate about the time change.
B: She has a very short memory and it really gets on my nerve sometimes.
2. get started on
We should get started on the project.
3. get time off from work
Oh. so she was able to get time off from the work.
4. give credibility to
A: did you hear about Jim?
B: I wouldn’t give that rumor any credibility.
5. go easy on
Well. since it’s your first and only ticket. the judge will probably go easy on you.
6. go in one ear and out the other
Well. you know Mike. everything’s in one ear and out the other.
7. go jogging
Are you ready to go jogging?
8. go to one’s head
A: Have you noticed how John’s changed since he became student government president?
B: I think the whole thing has gone to his head. and he used to be so sociable and open.
1. benefit concert
We need to let everyone know about the benefit concert, but we don’t have much money for advertising.
2. busy signal
I’ve been calling David for the past half hour, but I keep getting a busy signal.
3.between you and me
Between you and me, I think he’s rather disloyal.
4. call for
Tom just called for you.
The forecast calls for heavy rain again tonight. Aren’t you glad we’ll be getting away from this for a week?
It’s probably in the new part of town. We’ll have to call for directions.
5. call it a day
A: I’m really glad our club decides to raise money for the children’s hospital and most of the people we’ve phoned seemed happy to contribute.
B: Yeah. I agree. Now we’ve gone through all the numbers on our list now, so I guess we can call it a day.
6. cash the check
Have your sister cashed her paycheck?
7. clear off
It’s about time we clear off the desk.
8. come down
The heavy rain is coming down. now.
1. back up
The subway is running behind schedule. and traffic is backed up for blocks. I don’t know if we’ll make the 6:30 show.
I’ll back it up.
2. be bound for
The bus is bound for New England.
3. be (feel) myself
I’m feeling myself again.
4. be burned up
She was really burned up at the news.
5. be hard up for
I’m hard up for clothes, but I have a lot of books.
6. be head and shoulders above
In calculus. Joe is head and shoulders above his classmates.
7. be in the dark
A: Do you have any idea what his notice is about?
B: I’m as in the dark as you are.
8. be stuck
I can’t get this window open. It’s stuck.
9. bite off more than one can chew
A: I hear you’re taking an advanced physics course this semester.
B: I think I’ve bitten off more than I can chew.