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  1. That machine water power into energy.
  2. The men looked so nice in their tops and .
  3. He's a bad liar, so it's pretty easy to tell when he is trying to with something.
  4. She gets really sad if her friends .
  5. He doesn't have kids of his own, but he's good a playing the of a father.
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1213 Wedding Prep
Nathan talks about all the preparation needed for his wedding and his part in it all.

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play the role


Different guys play the role of the priest.

If you 'play a role' you act in a certain way to be like a common idea of something. For example, you could play the role of a teacher but not really be a teacher. Notice the following:

  1. In police movies, they frequently talk about playing the role of 'good cop, bad cop.'
  2. He will be playing the role of the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland.

let ... down


I let my wife down a bit.

When you 'let someone down,' you don't do something to the same level as the expectations that they have for you. They are disappointed by your ability or actions. Notice the following:

  1. He really let his sister down when he forgot about her performance.
  2. We are expecting you to be there, so please don't let me down.

top and tails


In England you have a grey morning suit, top and tails.

Here, 'top and tails' is referring to what is included in the morning suit. A morning suit has a suit coat which is short in the front and goes down long in the back into two 'tails' or different parts of the coat. There is also a vest worn under the coat and sometimes you wear a 'top' hat. Notice the following:

  1. I don't think anyone wears a top and tails every day anymore.
  2. The theme of the party is old-fashioned London. I expect to see all men in a top and tails.