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go up there • breaks • dying
treat • dripping
  1. Do you have some cold water? I am for something to drink.
  2. This bread is just with butter. It's delicious.
  3. I didn't stop at the bank today, but I will right away tomorrow.
  4. He always has a little after dinner.
  5. It's really hot outside today, so make sure to take to cool down and drink some water.
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726 Winter Food for Skiing
Lisa talks about some food options when skiing near Montreal.

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go up there

You go up there for the day, dressed warmly of course.

To 'go up there' means to travel to a place that is either north of where you live or at a higher altitude. We can also use this phrase when we are casual referring to a location that both the speaker and the listener are familiar with.

Notice the following:

  1. I would like to go up there shopping one day.
  2. If you go up there, make sure you mention my name, as you might get a discount.

take breaks

While you are skiing you take breaks to go into the lodge.

To 'take breaks' means that you stop the main activity that you are doing to give yourself time to recuperate.

Notice the following:

  1. I need to make sure that I take lots of breaks when I use my computer.
  2. I like to take lots of breaks at the weekends.

dying for

Poutine is great when it's cold outside and you're dying for something warm.

When you are 'dying for' something, it means that you are desperate for it or really want it.

Notice the following:

  1. I am dying for a cup of coffee.
  2. She was dying for a sit down.


I allow myself a little poutine treat when I get into the lodge.

A 'treat' is something that is considered to be a special luxury, maybe because it is expensive or because it is not good for you.

Notice the following:

  1. Sweets and chocolates are my favourite treats.
  2. If the dog obeys me, I will give him a treat.

dripping with

Another popular thing is to go to a creperie where you get a big bowl of French onion soup dripping with cheese.

If a bowl of soup is 'dripping with' cheese, it means there is a lot of melted cheese on the soup, so much that it is actually falling out the side of the bowl.

Notice the following:

  1. The lady was dripping with perfume.
  2. The meat was dripping with sauce.