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white goods • all over • bad habits
drove her crazy • a man thing
  1. I don't understand why you leave your socks !!
  2. Watching boxing on television is definitely .
  3. Does the house come with ?
  4. It that he never washed the dishes.
  5. One of her is eating in bed.
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850 After the Wedding
Lindsay and Chris talk about post wedding worries and their planned honeymoons.

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white goods

We have to buy all the white goods.

'White goods' are appliances used in the home such washing machines, refrigerators, microwave ovens, etc.  Notice the following:

  1. White goods are expensive in my country.
  2. There's a sale on white goods this weekend.

all over the place

I leave things all over the place.

When we leave things 'all over the place' that means we are disorganized and untidy.  Notice the following:

  1. I leave my dirty clothes all over the place.
  2. Her office had paperwork all over the place.

bad habits

I've got some bad habits.

A 'bad habit' is something we do a lot, often without thinking about it that other people find annoying or bad.  Notice the following:

  1. Is difficult to change bad habits.
  2. She asked me to change my bad habits.

drove me crazy

It drove me crazy.

We use the phrase 'drove me crazy' to talk about something we dislike that happened a lot in the past.  It usually refers to a repeated annoying habit or situation.  Notice the following:

  1. His behavior drove me crazy.
  2. Miss Jackson's teaching style drove me crazy.

a man thing

Well, that's just a man thing.

The phrase 'a man thing' describes the way men think or the things they usually do.  Notice the following:

  1. Football used to be a man thing, but not anymore.
  2. Fast cars seem to be a man thing.