Special Sub-Topic: Showing Up, Turning In, and Coming Around
|If Jack SHOWS UP at your house, he....|
arrives there. He could also TURN UP at your house. That means the same thing.
|When Jill TURNS IN, she....|
goes to bed. You've probably heard someone say, "I've had a hard day. I think I'm going to turn in now."
|If Jack COMES THROUGH for you, he....|
helps you when you're in trouble. Good friends usually come through when their friends need help.
|When Jill is UNDER THE WEATHER, she is....|
sick. When a restaurant waiter says he is "snowed under," he means that he has so many customers that he can hardly do his job properly.
|Jack TURNS Jill DOWN. He tells her that....|
he can't do her a favor. You can also turn down your bed: fold back the covers so you can climb into bed more easily.
|When Jill has to PUT UP with something, she must....|
do it or let it happen even though she doesn't want to. Things people have to put up with include bad weather, colds, and bad dreams.
|When Jack PUTS something OFF, he....|
says he will do it later. There's a saying that goes, "Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today!"
|Yesterday Jill PUT me DOWN. She said I was....|
stupid. A put-down is an insult or a mean thing to say about someone.
|Jack is a SHOWOFF. He's....|
conceited. Showoffs act like they think they are better than other people.
|When Jill HANGS OUT at my house, she....|
spends time there. Other handy words and expressions that include prepositions include TAKE-OUT food (in England it's called TAKE-AWAY, as in "Chinese take-away"), UNDERTOW, THROUGHWAY, and "I'm FED UP! I've had enough!"
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