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crush • come on • straight-forward
assuming • offensive • date-date
  1. You won the lottery? !  You have got to joking.
  2. After studying with him many times we finally have a .
  3. I like the fact that his answers are always and you know what he is thinking.
  4. I think he is one of the most people I have ever met.  I can't even have a conversation with him because I get angry.
  5. She has a on a new guy at her work.
  6. they will give you vacation time from work, how many nights do you want to stay at the cabin?
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987 Class Crush
Crystal gives George female advice on how to ask out a woman he likes.

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Vocabulary notes (text only) explain key vocabulary and phrases from the interview.

have a crush


I've kind of got a crush on her.

A crush is a very strong temporary feeling of liking someone. We often use this phrase to talk about someone we know, but not very well. Notice the following:

  1. She has a crush on one of her professors at school.
  2. I kind of have a crush on this girl in my English class.

come on


Ah, come on!

When someone says something that's difficult to believe we respond with 'come on'. It's very informal. Here are two samples:

  1. You run two hours, twice a day? Come on, really?
  2. He wants to quit school? Ah, come on! I can't believe it.



Just be straight-forward with me.

We usually use the phrase 'straight forward' to talk about moving forward in a straight line. It also means to be honest and direct. Notice the samples:

  1. Just be straight forward: do you have a crush on my new boyfriend?
  2. In some cultures, being straight forward with your opinions is impolite.



Assuming she will say yes.

When we assume someone will say yes, we think about the situation that follows. Here are two samples:

  1. Assuming your parents will say yes, we'll leave for the party about 8:00.
  2. I will ask my dad for some money. Assuming he will say yes, I'm gonna' buy a new iPad.

offensive to women


That can be offensive to women.

Something that is offensive causes negative feelings. Notice the following:

  1. His sexist comments were offensive to the women in the office.
  2. The short, skimpy cheerleader uniforms were offensive to some of the girls on the team.

a date-date


It's not like a date-date.

Here, not like a 'date-date' means not like a serious date. Here are two samples:

  1. She sometimes translates documents for extra money. It's not like a job-job.
  2. I'm going to the Chagall exhibit with Mei. It's not like a date-date, we both just love art.