At last Mr. Smith came upon the rare stamp he had been seeking at an auction. Since many other stamp collectors would also be bidding for it, he realized that he would have to pay through the nose in order to have it.
After considering the increasing value of the stamp, he decided that he would not mind paying such a high price for something so rare.
That’s it, Greg! You’d better not come in after midnight again tonight!
I know, dad. You don’t have to jump down my throat! I told you that I’d make it home around 11:30. I don’t intend to be late!
Well, you’ve said that before and in you come at 2: 30 in the morning. You can’t blame me for getting angry and scolding you. I’ve got good reason.
Jim doesn’t play tennis very much, but he’s always shooting off his mouth about how good he is. Yet he’s fooling nobody. Jim is somewhat of a braggart and everyone knows that he gives opinions without knowing all the facts and talks as if he knew everything about the game.
Children! Would you please stop making so much noise!
And for heaven’s sake, pick up your clothes and toys!
It’s hard enough trying to keep this house clean without your throwing your things all over the place!
Clara, I know that the children get in your hair, but you should try not to let it upset you so much.
Listen, Jim. I can’t help it . The children bother me and make me very angry when they’re so noisy and messy.
Come on, Connie! Tell us what you think about our little ride down the rapids yesterday.
Wasn’t it exciting?
What’s the matter? Cat got your tongue?
If you must know, I’m keeping quiet because I was scared out of my wits!
Did you hear about Dave’s back injury?
No. How did he get hurt?
Well, after the coach left the gym he decided to stay and horse around on the parallel bars. He somehow lost his grip and fell on his back.
That’s too bad, but he shouldn’t have been aimlessly playing around on the equipment without proper supervision.
How did you find out that Jill was engaged?
I got the information from a very reliable source.
You mean Jill told you so herself?
That’s right. I got it straight from the horse’s mouth!
They went to a poetry reading, but they got bored and restless. As far as they were concerned, it was for the birds! They left during an intermission because they found the reading totally uninteresting and meaningless
Bob was going to retire from teaching in June, and the foreign language department was planning on presenting him with some luggage at his retirement dinner. He wasn’t supposed to know about it, but someone let the cat out of the bag. At the dinner Bob acted surprised, even though someone had told him what he was getting before the official presentation.
Julie had always felt that she was missing out on a lot of fun because of her clumsiness on the dance floor. She had been putting off taking lessons, but she finally took the bull by the horns and went to a professional dance studio for help. She was tired of feeling left out and acted decisively to correct the situation.