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procrastinate • last minute • set for life
the flow • fashion-wise
  1. I always turned in my final papers at the .
  2. If you you usually don't have enough time to do your best work.
  3. my clothes aren't the best, but they're really comfortable.
  4. He invented Facebook and now he's .
  5. If you decide to stay with a family you have to learn to go  with .
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874 Personal Traits
Rebecca answers questions about her personality and work habits.

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procrastinate

Do you procrastinate?

When we 'procrastinate,' that means we wait to do something that we should do now, usually because we don't want to do it.  Notice the following:

  1. When it comes to studying, I always procrastinate.
  2. If you procrastinate, you won't have time later.

last minute

It's always last minute.

When we wait until the 'last minute' to do something, that means we have very little time to do it, so we need to hurry.  A person who waits until the last minute is a procrastinator.  Notice the following:

  1. I always wait until the last minute to study for a test.
  2. You shouldn't wait until the last minute.

set for life

You're set for life.

Someone who is 'set for life' has enough money to live the rest of their life. They do not need to work anymore.  Notice the following:

  1. Bill Gates is set for life.
  2. Win the lottery and you're set for life.

go with the flow

I'll just go with the flow.

When we 'go with the flow,' that means we accept a situation for the way it is and don't try to change things.  Notice the following:

  1. When I travel, I just go with the flow.
  2. At work, it's often better to go with the flow.

money-wise

Money-wise, I don't worry about it.

A (noun) + the word 'wise' tells us what topic we are discussing.  Notice the following:

  1. Money-wise, Thailand's really a cheap place to visit.
  2. Culture-wise, Thailand's really interesting.