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buddies • wait on • any chance
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  1. There is between Mexican food in Mexico and in the US.
  2. I've worked in a restaurant and some people are just horrible to .
  3. I will buy you one shirt. You can your favorite.
  4. One of my high school is coming to town for the weekend.
  5. He plays video games he gets.
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Mixer #34 Where to Eat

Six people answer this question: Do you prefer to eat out or cook at home?

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I'm with with a good buddy of mine.

A 'buddy' is another name for a friend. It's most often, but not always, used by males. Notice the following:

  1. My buddy and I both love football.
  2. Hey buddy! What's up?

wait on


You have someone wait on you and serve you.

Someone usually 'waits on' us when we have a meal at a restaurant. They bring food and drink to the table. Notice the following:

  1. At fast food restaurants, there's nobody to wait on you.
  2. I love to be waited on. Cooking and washing dishes are not for me.

any chance I can get


I prefer to eat out any chance I can get.

The phrase 'any chance I can get' is similar in meaning to 'as often as possible'. Notice the following:

  1. I practice my English with native speakers any chance I can get.
  2. Working part-time and going to school, I sleep any chance I can get.

no comparison


There's absolutely no comparison.

When we like one thing much better than another similar thing, we say there in no comparison. Notice the following:

  1. There's no comparison between playing Guitar Hero and really playing guitar.
  2. Fast food is no comparison to an old-fashioned home cooked meal.



I would definitely pick eating out.

Here, the word 'pick' has exactly the same meaning as 'choose'. Notice the following:

  1. If I had to choose a favorite ice cream, I'd pick Strawberry.
  2. If I had to pick a favorite ice cream, I'd choose Strawberry.