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  1. She lived in a bedroom off of our living room for about a year.
  2. You guys can go for a bike ride, but I'm not the exercise .
  3. to talk. You never go the speed limit.
  4. I say? I love food.
  5. That movie was very . I laughed so hard that I cried a couple of times.
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765 Wild Night Out

Kara and Lupe talk about going to the clubs and the wild endings to the evening.

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I'm not the cooking type

I'm not the cooking type, but I did make guacamole.

When you are 'not the cooking type,' it means that you do not take pleasure from preparing food.

Notice the following:

  1. I'm not the cooking type. I much prefer other people to cook for me!
  2. She is not the cooking type, so I always prepare the meals in our house.

makeshift closet

The thing I needed the most was the screen I got to make my makeshift closet.

A 'makeshift closest' is a temporary place to put your clothes. Anything that is 'makeshift' serves a specific purpose but is not the most effective way of doing something. It is usually a temporary solution.

Notice the following:

  1. Do you think you could make me a makeshift closet, as I have nowhere to put my clothes?
  2. I am still using the makeshift closet that I had when I moved in.

very funny

Kara thinks it's very funny.

When something is 'very funny,' is means that it is highly amusing and probably makes you laugh.

Notice the following:

  1. I find the old fashioned comedies very funny.
  2. He is a very funny man. we always have lots of laughs when we go round to his house.

what can I say

What can I say. It's a habit.

'What can I say' is an informal phrase that means 'I can't justify it.'

Notice the following:

  1. What can I say; I love sugary food!
  2. I don't like cooking. What can i say?

you're one to talk

You're one to talk with your one hundred-fifty, two hundred pairs of shoes.

'You're one to talk' is a friendly, but defensive, comment you can use when you think the person you are talking to is being hypocritical. We usually use this when the person is tell us that we are doing something wrong in our life, but he does the same thing in his.

Notice the following:

  1. You're one to talk. You always leave the lights on when you leave a room.
  2. You're one to talk; you never cook!



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