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perfect • accidentally • foolishly
set me back • deal
  1. She knocked the plate off the table and it.
  2. That's actually to go to lunch on Wednesday, because I'll be in the area.
  3. I had to get new glasses last week, so that about $400.
  4. If you can lower the price by $10 more, then we may have a .
  5. He tried to drive home after he'd had a couple beers.
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767 Used Computer

Mark considers buying one of Todd's older computers.

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that is actually perfect

That is actually perfect, because I have two MacIntosh laptops and I'm selling one of them.

'That is actually perfect' means that something has no flaws or it works out really well with how your life is going.

Notice the following:

  1. That is actually perfect; I'll come by your house after work.
  2. That is actually perfect; I would love to come with you, as I can't drive.

accidentally

I just unfortunately accidentally broke the DVD because I had a problem.

To do something 'accidentally' means that you did it by mistake or did not intentionally do it.

Notice the following:

  1. I accidentally broke the glass when I was washing the dishes.
  2. She says that she did not mean to lose the keys and that she did it accidentally.

foolishly

I couldn't get a DVD out and I foolishly tried to get it out the wrong way.

If you do something 'foolishly,' you do it in a way that is not very intelligent because you don't any better or because you do it without thinking.

Notice the following:

  1. I foolishly tried to get the dish out the oven without using oven gloves.
  2. She foolishly told her friends, and soon the whole school knew her secret.

set me back

How much will that set me back?

When you ask someone how much something will 'set you back,' you are informally asking how much it will cost. This form of the question is used mostly between friends.

Notice the following:

  1. Financially, how much to you think that will set the company back?
  2. He thinks the new paintwork will set me back around a week's wages.

we may have a deal

That sounds like we may have a deal.

'We may have a deal' means that you and someone else might be able to agree on a type of exchange. You can say 'we have a deal' when you agree with the price or conditions that someone suggests to sell you a service or an item. 

Notice the following:

  1. If you can give me a few days to think about it, then we may have a deal.
  2. If you can add a free laptop bag into the price, then I think we may have a deal.

 

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