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point • get-togethers • hang out
my thing • pocket
  1. Expensive clothes make you look nice, but they can really hurt your .
  2. My friends and I try to have at least once a month.
  3. We at this bar almost every Saturday night.
  4. I like living alone, because it lets me do .
  5. At one during the vacation, I seriously thought about quitting my job and moving to the beach.
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759 Little Sister
Lupe talks about the advantages and disadvantages of having many siblings.

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at one point

At one point we did all live together.

At 'one point' means at a certain moment in time.

Notice the following:

  1. At one point, all of us were in one car.
  2. She said that at one point we would have all been at the same school together.

get-togethers

When we have get-togethers, it's really an amazing party because there's so many people there.

'Get-togethers' are small, informal parties and gatherings.

Notice the following:

  1. I really like to organize get-togethers, as I like to see people having fun.
  2. The club used to have lots of fun get-togethers in the summer.

hang out

All the women are hanging out and talking.

When you 'hang out,' it means that you spend time relaxing with friends.

Notice the following:

  1. He called me and asked me if I would like to hang out with him on Saturday.
  2. Would you like to come round to my house and hang out with me and my friends?

doing their thing

The guys are also doing their thing.

When people are said to be 'doing their thing,' it means that they are the doing the things that make them happy.

Notice the following:

  1. All of the dancers were doing their thing on the dance floor.
  2. We were just sitting around doing our thing when the headmaster walked in.

hurt your pocket

It can really hurt your pocket around Christmas time.

When something 'hurts your pocket,' it means that it is expensive.

Notice the following:

  1. The last few weeks have really hurt my pocket.
  2. You have to budget really carefully when you are on holiday otherwise it can really hurt your pocket.