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play with • look down on • get along
 the limits • peas in a pod
  1. Some people people who don't have a university education.
  2. We used to our teachers by calling their office phones and acting like parents.
  3. My cousin and I are like two .
  4. I don't know of my own strength.
  5. Do you well with your mother-in-law.
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929 Sisters
Santi talks about how her and her sister are always close.

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play with people

Sometimes we like to play with people on the phone.

When we play with people that means we are not honest with our actions or words, but in a fun, joking way. Notice the following:

  1. My brother likes to play with me and get me upset.
  2. He is always playing with us. We never know if he is serious or joking around.

look down on

Do you look down on her?

To look down on people means we think we are better or more important than they are.  The meaning is negative.  Notice the following:

  1. People look down on her because of her accent.
  2. They looked down on me because I was a foreigner.

Do you usually get along?

The phrase 'get along' is similar in meaning to 'friendly'.  Notice the following:

  1. My brother and I don't get along. We fight often.
  2. I hate my class because my teacher and I do not get along.

know the limits / know one's limits

We fight sometimes, but we know the limits.

To know our limits means to know how much or how many of something is possible before we must stop.  Notice the following:

  1. I love drinking at parties but I know my limits.
  2. My sisters likes to pick on me but she knows my limits.

two peas in a pod

We are two peas in a pod.

The phrase 'two peas in a pod' compares two people who are in someway the same or similar.  Notice the following:

  1. My father and I love going on fishing trips together. We are like two peas in a pod.
  2. Those two students are always together. They are two peas in a pod.