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can't handle • get over • reach my limit
game over • for hours on end
  1. After four beers I usually and have to stop drinking.
  2. When he told me he didn't like my clothes it was so I left.
  3. I can play video games .
  4. He criticism .
  5. Look, we lost the game. You have to it.
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1072 Her Best Friend

Rebecca talks about her best friend and where and how they met and why they like each other.

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for hours on end

We talked on the phone for hours on end.

When we do things for hours on end, that means we just do them for a very long time, hour after hour. Notice the following:

  1. I can play poker for hours on end.
  2. Teenagers can stroll through a mall for hours on end.

not handle

I can't handle people chewing with their mouth open.

When people say they can't handle something, they mean that they cannot deal with it or accept it without feeling unpleasant. Notice the following:

  1. He doesn't handle losing very well.
  2. Some people just can't handle the truth.

get over something

Usually, I can get over it.

When people get over something, they stop letting it bother them and start to ignore it or accept it. Notice the following:

  1. After I got fired, I couldn't get over it for months.
  2. She had no trouble getting over her last boyfriend.

reach my limit

I've reached my limit.

When someone says they've reached their limit, they mean they must stop doing something because it is becoming unpleasant. Notice the following:

  1. After studying for ten hours, I reached my limit. I needed a break.
  2. Usually after about three beers, I reach my limit.

game over

I've reached my limit. Game over.

Game over just means something is finished. Notice the following:

A: So did you break up with your girlfriend?
B: Yep, game over!

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