I may not have enough money so just to be on the safe side I think I'll bring my credit cards.
Our boss was very embarrassed when he had to tell us that the company had lost a lot of money. However, he was able to save face when he showed that the problems were outside of his control.
You may as well save your breath and not talk to her as she never believes you anyway.
He left the scene of the fire as soon as possible in order to save his own neck.
He saved the day for his team after he played his best game of the season.
He really said a mouthful yesterday when he made the announcement about his new job.
He said his piece at the meeting and then left quietly by the back door.
Just say the word and I will come and pick you up at the airport.
Her little girl was scared out of her wits after she saw the horror movie.
Falling off her bicycle scared the daylights out of her.
We were able to scare up a couple of sleeping bags so that we could go camping.
His papers are always scattered around his house so he is never able to find anything.
He learned all about life in the school of hard knocks.
They are really scraping the bottom of the barrel if they must give him a job.
We managed to scrape together enough money to go to Disneyland even though business is very bad and we don`t have much money.
His girlfriend scraped up some money and went to visit him during the summer.
"You scratch my back and I`ll scratch yours," he said when he offered to help me increase my sales.
They have been gathering information about the planned merger but they have only scratched the surface of what is available.
I spent the morning screwing around and didn`t get anything done.
My travel agent screwed up our travel schedule so we had to stay at the airport overnight.
We didn`t have enough wood for the small building so we had to scrounge around the neighborhood to find some.
"Search me," he said when I asked him what had happened to the front of his car.
I have been searching my soul to see if I was responsible for the accident that destroyed my friend`s car.
You should never try to second-guess the firefighters in a dangerous situation.
He went to a second-hand bookstore to look for the books.
On second thought maybe you should bring an extra coat.
After we got our second wind we continued on our hike up the mountain.
He uses his computer as his security blanket so that he doesn`t have to go out and meet new people.
I`ll see about getting the book for you by next week.
We don`t always see eye to eye on everything but generally we get along.
I went to the airport to see her off.
When you see your way clear to begin the project could you please come and tell me.
I went to the front door to see out our guests to their cars.
I decided to stay with my company for awhile in order to see out the restructuring process.
He saw red last night when I told him about the broken dishes.
When I was hit by the opposing football player I fell to the ground and began to see stars.
He finally saw the light and began to do his work the same as everyone else.
I don`t believe that his plans to build a new house will ever see the light of day.
She is a little unrealistic and tends to see the world through rose-colored glasses.
He is always daydreaming and imagining that he is seeing things.
I could easily see through his attempt to fire her from her job.
I will see to the rental car and you can see to the airplane tickets.
Will you please see to it that the garbage is taken out in the morning.
The tickets for the football game were selling like hotcakes when I inquired this morning.
He said that he was a socialist but as soon as he got a good job he sold out to the establishment.
He is selling himself short when he thinks that he can`t do any other job.
I sent away for some postage stamps but they haven't arrived yet.
He was sent packing because of his bad attitude to his job.
He was sent up for seven years for robbing a bank.
That tool should serve my purpose until I find the correct one.
He never studies at all so it serves him right to fail his exam.
He served time when he was young but now he is a model citizen.
We set about preparing the office for the move to a bigger building.
We were set back over a month when the floods destroyed the road to our farm.
How much did your new suit set you back?
I don`t know if she is here or not. I haven`t set eyes on her since yesterday.
I have never set foot in that restaurant and I never will in the future.
He carefully set forth the terms of the rental contract.
They set forth on their holiday about 7:00 this morning.
The rain has set in and it looks like it won`t stop for awhile.
The wildlife department decided to set loose the bear that it had captured.
He painted the trim of his house red in order to set off the light colors.
The fire set off a large explosion on the ship.
I set my heart on a nice holiday this winter but I won`t be able to go because I have no money.
I told him the reason we can`t come in order to set his mind at rest.
Marco Polo set out for China many years ago.
He set out to learn Spanish when he was transferred to Mexico.
The three women set sail for Hawaii on a small sailboat.
Our company sets great store on their ability to attract good people.
The manager of our section sets the pace for the employees under him.
He has not been able to set the world on fire with his writing but he is trying very hard.
I settled for less than I originally wanted with my contract but still I am happy with it.
The newspaper company provided the money to set up the new travel magazine.
After we set up the gas barbecue we were able to cook dinner.
I don`t believe that I lost that money honestly. I believe that I was set up.
My uncle has a very nice setup at his office.
He settled down and started a family after he finished university.
He always appears to be trying to settle the score with him and never treats him fairly.
She has been in seventh heaven since she got the music award.
The candidate for the nomination easily sewed up his victory last week.
When his sister was younger she shacked up with her boyfriend for a couple of years.
"You will have to shake a leg if you want to arrive at the movie on time."
The gangsters shook down the small shop owners to get some money.
She has been unable to shake off her illness and can`t come to the party.
The president decided to shake up top management in order to bring new energy into the organization.
I was a little shaken up after I heard about the fire at our new apartment building.
He has finally begun to shape up and is doing his job much better.
I shelled out over a thousand dollars for the new stereo.
He is always shining up to his boss in the hopes of getting a raise.
The shoe is on the other foot now that he has also bought a house and has to pay a lot of money every month for his mortgage.
The new president is a shoo-in to win another term in office.
He was really shook up after the accident and has not been back to work since.
He shot his wad on a vacation to the Caribbean last winter.
He always shoots straight when he is dealing with the police or the government.
I met him at the supermarket so we decided to shoot the breeze for a few minutes.
They are planning to shoot the works when they plan the victory celebration for the Olympic medal winners.
His son really shot up quickly when he went away for the summer.
The flames shot up over the top of the building when the wind started blowing.
In many western movies the outlaws come into town and shoot up everybody.
We were going to a movie when we saw the heroin addict shooting up heroin in the alley.
We shopped around for a month before we bought a new stereo system.
It was necessary to shore up the house after the mud slide damaged the foundation.
His visit with his parents was short and sweet.
He always gets the short end of the stick when he is at work.
We are short of sugar so could you please buy some when you are at the store.
She received short shrift from her supervisor when she asked for a holiday.
His job search got a shot in the arm when the company president called him in for an interview.
The attempt to find the small boy who had fallen into the river was a shot in the dark.
I don`t like him because he is always trying to shove his ideas down my throat.
I think that it is time for us to shove off. It is almost midnight.
He has bought a lot of new clothes that recently he has been trying to show off.
He is a show-off and is always trying to impress other people.
He hasn`t really shown us his cards yet so I don`t really know what he wants.
He has shown his true colors lately with his attempt to punish those who don`t reach the sales target.
When he started yelling in the restaurant he was quickly shown the door.
What time did your friend show up for the party?
At first we couldn`t see what was written on the vase but after a little effort to clean it up the design began to show up.
She is a little mean but we always just shrug off her comments.
We always shut off the gas when we leave the house for more than a few minutes.
The small town is shut off from the other towns in the valley.
The national soccer team shut out the second place team three games in a row.
"Please shut up and let someone else speak for a change."
We decided to shut up our cottage for the summer as we would not use it anymore.
We have to shut up our dog in the house when the mailman comes.
I am sick and tired of his constant complaining.
I think that she is sick of working overtime every day.
Her mother always sides with her if they have an argument.
He bought the car sight unseen and now he is having trouble with it.
He signed over his car to his son on his 21st birthday.
He signs up for tennis lessons every summer but his ability never improves.
He was very angry after the meeting but he has begun to simmer down a little now.
Usually he doesn`t care if he disturbs his neighbors at midnight but now that he has to get up early in the morning he is whistling a different tune.
What he said hasn`t really sunk in with the other members of the company.
It`s a difficult problem and is a little difficult to sink your teeth into.
He will have to sink or swim when he begins his new job.
The large mansion sits back three or four hundred meters from the street.
We decided to sit back for the day and not do anything.
He sat idly by all morning while the others worked hard.
The students held a sit-in demonstration to demand an end to the war.
Our boss sat in on the meeting so that he could find out what was happening.
The former Prime Minister is now sitting on the board of many corporations.
His idea seemed good at first but it doesn`t seem to sit right with the president.
Please sit tight for a few minutes while I go and get a police officer.
The hunter shot the sitting ducks easily and quickly.
The woman was a sitting duck when she sat on the bench with her purse beside her.
He is sitting pretty with his new job and lots of money.
My mother had to sit up all night as my younger sister was very sick.
His decision to leave early for the weekend didn`t sit well with the other members of the staff.
He doesn`t plan to move until he is six feet under.
They have been at sixes and sevens since they opened the new school.
It was six of one or half-a-dozen of the other as to whether or not we should take the train or the airplane. They both arrived at the same time and cost the same.
That`s about the size of it he said as he finished telling her about the accident.
It took him a little time to size up the candidate before deciding to give him a job.
He has been skating on thin ice recently with regard to his job. He is causing many problems and may be fired.
I heard that he has a lot of skeletons in his closet that he doesn`t want to talk about.
The skid row of our city is very depressing with the large number of drunk people around.
She told her son that if he was late for dinner she would skin him alive.
The cat which we found in the empty house was all skin and bones..
Although beauty is said to be only skin-deep many people care about it too much.
It is no skin off my nose whether or not she comes to the party.
We were able to arrive in time for the train by the skin of our teeth.
The man didn`t want to go to jail so he skipped bail and went to another city.
"Skip it", I said as she forgot to bring me the phone number after I had asked her three times.
Not getting a promotion was a real slap in the face for her.
We slapped together a picnic table for the company picnic.
I didn`t sleep a wink last night.
I will have to sleep on it tonight but I will give you an answer tomorrow.
His insult to the customer was a major slip of the tongue.
I`m very sorry I didn`t come and meet you last night. Our appointment totally slipped my mind.
I slipped up when I said that I would not be able to go to the meeting next week.
You should slow down a little when you come to a bridge while driving.
There was a slow-down at the post office last year.
The first car ran smack into the car behind it.
The police are trying to find some of the major criminals in the drug trade. They are not interested in the small fry.
The series of Star War movies were all smash hits.
I don`t know what he is doing but something seems strange and I smell a rat.
The rats were smoked out of their nests by the black smoke.
They were able to easily smoke out the real reasons for his decision to leave the company.
She tried to smooth over the problems between her boss and his sales staff.
The cars on the highway moved at a snail`s pace.
You should be careful of her even if she seems very nice. She is like a snake in the grass.
The exam was a snap and I`m sure that I did very well.
He finally snapped out of his depression and was able to return to work quickly.
The tickets to the concert were snapped up in three hours.
That new stereo system is not to be sneezed at.
They don`t have a snowball`s chance in hell of winning the game tomorrow.
His presentation at the interview was a total snow job.
The salesman gave us a snow job when he started to talk about the specifications of the machine.
I have been snowed under with paperwork during the last few weeks.
He was able to soak up a lot of knowledge when he went to the summer film seminar.
My sister told me a sob story about how she had lost her job.
The president socked it to the audience with his speech at the convention.
So far no one has entered the speech contest at the television station.
"So far, so good." she replied when he asked her how her new job was going.
She has a soft spot for the elderly lady in the store.
"So help me, if you don`t pay me back my money I will phone your company and ask them for help."
"So long, I will see you next week."
"Somebody up there loves me," he said as he found the money on the side of the road.
The movie was something else. It was the best movie I had seen in years.
Working all day on Saturday is OK but working all day Sunday is something else again.
There was so much rain in the spring that our garden wouldn`t grow well.
He gave me a song and dance about being busy but I never really believed him.
I wish that that son of a bitch would stop using my camera without asking me.
Sooner or later you must pay me back the money so you should do it as soon as possible.
He is a sore loser when he doesn`t win a game of tennis.
Did you finish cleaning the kitchen? Well, sort of, but not really.
He is always sounding off about why he doesn`t like his job.
I have been sounding out my wife recently about whether or not she wants to move to a new house.
He bought a souped-up car when he was a teenager.
He was totally spaced out when the professor asked him a question about the text.
He spoke for the comfortable chair as soon as he entered the room.
"Speak of the devil and he appears," I said just as our colleague who we were talking about walked in the door.
I think that it is time for me to speak my piece and tell them what I want to do about the plans for a new factory.
My boss spoke out in favor of a promotion for me.
I had to ask the teacher to speak up as I couldn`t hear him at all.
I spelled out our conditions for renting out our house very clearly.
The house was spic and span when we returned from our holiday.
He promised not to spill the beans about his plans to get married.
He is a spitting image of his father.
He makes a lot of good points but he also has a tendency to split hairs and waste a lot of our time.
We had to pay extra money for the car so we decided to split the difference.
He always votes for a split ticket when he votes and never votes for only one party.
They seemed like a nice couple but they suddenly decided to split up last month.
He splurged on a beautiful present for his girlfriend.
He is a very strict teacher and never likes to spoon-feed his students.
She has been spreading herself too thin lately and is not accomplishing very much of anything.
She is no spring chicken. She is almost 96 years old.
They spruced up the community center for the summer holidays.
He decided to go to Hong Kong on the spur of the moment.
Have you squared away your plans for your holidays yet?
We had to go back to square one and start the project over.
He is like a square peg in a round hole trying to do the job of an accountant.
He is always squawking about the bad service in that restaurant.
I dislike him because he tried to stab me in the back during the last meeting.
They are stacking the cards against him with their constant demands for more and more qualifications for the job.
He went back to his old stamping grounds which he remembered as a teenager.
The government is making a great effort to stamp out smoking among teenagers.
She can`t stand the other people in her class.
They stand a good chance of winning the game.
There is a doctor standing by in case there is a medical emergency.
She always stands by her husband when he has a problem.
Please stand clear of the door while we are moving the piano.
I didn`t know what the letters stood for so I was not able to write the correct name of the company.
All of the candidates stand for a platform of law and order.
He will not stand for anybody to come to his classes late.
He stands in awe of the former coach in the football department.
The other actor stood in for her when she was sick.
It will stand you in good stead with the company if you do the extra work.
He always stands off from the rest of the students in his class.
There was a stand-off at the bank between the police and the bank robbers.
You don`t need to stand on ceremony. You can relax.
He stood his ground over his decision to fire the employee.
He learned to stand on his own two feet when he was very young.
He likes to wear clothes that make him stand out from the crowd.
He stood over his son all day to make sure that he was studying for his final exams.
We should stand pat for awhile and not do anything to cause any problems with the negotiations.
If he told a lie about that it stands to reason that he will probably lie to you about other things too.
The new carpet is able to stand up to the use of many people.
The union members thought it was time that they stood up and were counted before management took away their benefits.
He stood her up on a date last Saturday and now she won`t talk to him.
The citizens of the town were ready to stand up for their rights,
He stood up to his boss during the meeting when his boss criticized his work.
She had stars in her eyes when she saw the beautiful ring that her boyfriend had bought for her.
He started in as a mailroom clerk but soon he began to have more and more important jobs in the company.
He finally started the ball rolling on their plans to build a new house.
He started up a small business when he was 20 years old.
He has been staying away from salty foods for several months now.
We decided to stay put for our holidays rather than go away.
He stole my thunder when he announced that he was leaving the company before me.
The little boy stole the show at the music festival.
I have been steering clear of that person ever since our argument.
He has made a great effort and step by step he has learned how to use a computer.
My father stepped down from his job as president of his company recently.
"Step on it," he yelled as the taxi took him to the airport a little late.
He stepped on a lot of people`s toes at work and now has many enemies.
I decided to step on the gas in order to get to work on time.
Recently we had to step up our effort to hire some new computer programmers for our company.
He stepped up to the position of manager after the old manager was fired.
He is stewing in his own juice after he got into trouble for being late.
We decided to stick around after the game to talk for awhile.
He is a stick-in-the-mud and will never join in any of the activities at a party.
He never sticks his neck out for anyone at work and therefore has few friends.
She doesn`t like her new job but plans to stick it out until she saves enough money to go to Europe.
Please stick to the facts when you tell the story to the police.
He is sticking to his guns on his decision to fire the manager of the store.
A man with a gun tried to stick up my mother when I was a child.
He always sticks up for the younger workers at his company.
He has been able to stick with his trumpet lessons since he was a child.
If you stick with your job for a few years you will be able to save a lot of money.
I was stuck with paying the bill when I went to the restaurant with my friends.
The young boy has sticky fingers and you must watch him all the time.
Do you like that new policy at your company? No, I think it stinks.
The man`s angry words stirred up the crowd and made them very angry.
He stirred up a hornet`s nest when he began to talk about the problems with the bonus system at his job.
He was stone-broke after he came back from his holiday in Greece.
Why don`t you stop by my house on your way home?
He stopped dead when he saw the bear in the middle of the road.
The elephant was forced to stop in its tracks by the electric fence.
We decided to stop off in New York City on our way to Egypt.
The plane had to stop over in Alaska because one of the passengers had a heart attack.
I went over to my friend`s house so that I could hear about her wedding straight from the horse`s mouth.
He always speaks straight from the shoulder.
He was told straight out by his boss that his work was not satisfactory.
He had to straighten up the house before inviting his parents over for dinner.
I am a little strapped for cash so I won`t be able to go away this summer.
When the company began to try and cut back on expenses it was a straw in the wind as to what would happen in the future.
Recently she has caused many problems in this company. However, when she lost the key to the front door of the office it was the straw that broke the camel`s back and we decided to fire her.
I think it is stretching a point to think you can go and take a two-hour lunch break.
He struck it rich when he got a job at the computer company and was able to buy some stock very cheap.
He struck out in his attempt to gather enough support to build a new cafeteria in the building.
He decided to strike while the iron was hot and quickly applied for the job.
He tried to string me along with his story about his sick mother.
The games of the soccer tournament were strung out over a period of about 3 weeks.
He was able to borrow the money for the furniture with no strings attached.
My niece has been stuck on the boy next door for several months now.
We don`t like the new woman at work because she is very stuck up and thinks she is much better than the rest of us.
He is a stuffed shirt and I never feel comfortable to try and talk with him.
The salesmen used a sucker list to try and get people to buy his new product.
The woman went off on a nice winter holiday with her sugar daddy.
He summed up his presentation and asked for questions from the audience.
We asked for our eggs to be fried sunny-side up at the restaurant.
His promotion to senior manager is a sure thing according to the president.
"Sure thing, I would be glad to help you with your homework tonight."
I had to swallow my pride and go and ask my supervisor for some extra money.
I am a little swamped with work at the moment so I can`t meet you tonight.
He was a big hit during his swan song at the party last week.
The accused criminal was asked to swear on a bible at the trial.
He swears by the walk that he takes every morning.
The new Prime Minister was sworn in last night at the parliament.
My friend swore off alcohol several years ago.
I was sweating bullets during the interview but after it started I was able to calm down.
I spent the evening sweating out whether or not I would get the job or not.
We were swept off our feet over the excitement of the ceremony.
They always sweep their problems under the rug and never want to discuss them.
He always calls his wife sweetie pie. Even after they have been married for 30 years.
He was sweet on his next door neighbor when he was a child.
My sister tried to sweet talk our father into giving her the car but he said no.
He has a swelled head since he got the new position in his company.
He is always swimming against the tide and never wants to do what his friends are doing.
His aunt is really switched on and looks much younger than her age.
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