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Study Abroad Trips - Sample Sentences

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Sample Sentences

  • you lucky dog: a very fortunate or lucky person

    -- What a lucky dog! He was awarded a scholarship to attend the study abroad program this summer.

  • tag-along: a person who follows along, and in some cases, not wanted (as a verb, tag along)

    -- My sister often wants ta tag along behind her older siblings.

  • feel itchy: have a strong desire to do something

    -- They are really feeling itching to get out and see the sights, and wanna experience everything they can during the trip.

  • paint the town red: go out around time enjoying yourself

    -- Many young people on overseas trips wanna paint the town red on their evenings out, but they should still respect the feelings and customs of the local culture and people.

  • kick back: relax

    -- Had I more time to spare, I'd kick back and relax the whole afternoon.

  • find your way around: get around easily

    -- If you have a map and a guide, you should be able to find your way around the city without a problem.

  • slip through one's fingers: miss the opportunity or chance to do something

    -- If you really don't wanna go on the trip, that's completely up to you, but I think you'll later regret letting this opportunity to slip through your fingers.

  • hit: visit

    -- Do you wanna hit a few other tourist sights before we leave, or should we just call it a day.

  • keep your eye out for something: watch carefully for

    -- Please keep you eye out for my brother. He should be coming by here in a few mintues.

  • shell out: pay

    -- Are you really sure you wanna shell out $50 for that radio?

  • a steal: something very inexpensive

    -- Hey, this bag is a steal! You won't find the same bag cheaper anywhere.

  • cover a lot of ground: travel a far distance

    -- If you wanna cover a lot of ground this weekend, we might wanna consider renting a car.

  • buck: dollar

    -- Could you loan me a few bucks until later tonight? There are some gifts I wanna buy for my family, but I don't have any money on me at the moment.

  • homebody: a person who likes to stay home

    -- She's a real homebody, and she never wants ta get out and do anything.

  • splurge: spend a great deal of money

    -- Don't splurge and buy too many souvenirs now because you might run out of money and not have enough when you really wanna pick up something for your girlfriend.

  • have a blast: have a good time, enjoy yourself

    -- You should have gone with us on vacation. We had a blast

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