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work his • buddy • ungodly
ambitious • cover all
  1. She has always been very and she has worked very hard for her position.
  2. His plan is to of Europe by train.
  3. I think their band has an sound, but some people really like it.
  4. My could probably get you a job there.
  5. He is going to way down south, staying with friends along the way.
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261 Trip to Argentina
Jessica talks about her plans for a trip to Argentina.

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work your way down

Are you going to work your way down to the southern tip?

Used like this 'work your way down' refers to traveling slowly in a southern direction, stopping to see things along the way. Notice the following:

  1. How long do you have to work your way down to Chile?
  2. We are going to work our way down to the southern part of the country and then drive along the coast.


I have a buddy of mine that lives in the north.

'Buddy' is an informal way of saying friend.  This is used more commonly to refer to men. Notice the following:

  1. Have you met my buddy John?
  2. He went camping with some buddies this weekend.


He said it would take some ungodly number of hours by bus.

An 'ungodly' number of hours is a lot. Too many hours for the average person to handle.  It is similar in meaning to outrageous or intolerable. Notice the following:

  1. My professor give us an ungodly amount of homework.
  2. During the summer he works an ungodly number of hours in the hot sun.


I think it would be a little bit ambitious to do that.

If you have an 'ambitious' goal it is diffult to achieve without a lot of hard work. Notice the following:

  1. I think finishing this project in two weeks is a little too ambitious.
  2. He has very ambitious goals for the company.

cover it all

I'm not sure if we can cover it all in two weeks.

Used to refer to traveling 'cover all of it' means to travel through all of the different parts that you want to see. Notice the following:

  1. He covered the whole city in a day on a bicycle.
  2. We want to cover all the area we can in the month that we have to travel.