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get organized • switch on • have a
snoozes • roll out
  1. I feel really disgusting. I am going to quick shower.
  2. It is very hard for me to of bed on rainy days.
  3. We leave early tomorrow morning so you have for the trip.
  4. After you the computer you have to wait a few minutes for it to start up.
  5. After lunch my grandfather usually on the sofa for 20 minutes.
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Mixer #57 First Thing in the Morning

Six people share what they do as soon as they get up in the morning.

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get myself organized

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I brush my teeth and get myself organized

When we get organized in the morning, that means we decide what clothes we will wear and what we need to take to work or school.  Notice the following:

  1. I get myself organized for the next day, before I go to bed.
  2. It takes me forever to get myself organized in the morning.

switch on

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I switch on the computer.

Switch on means to turn something on, for example a light or electronics, using a switch.  Notice the following:

  1. Remember to switch off the lights when you leave.
  2. Can you switch on the air please?

clean my teeth

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I will go and clean my teeth and have a shower.

Here is a good example of some common differences between British and American phrases that describe the same actions.  Notice the following:

  1. My British friends clean their teeth and have a shower.
  2. My American friends brush their teeth and take a shower.

snooze

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I have my own snooze alarm.

Snooze means to sleep for a short time.  Notice the following:

  1. I hit the snooze button a thousand times every morning!
  2. I'm gonna' take a quick snooze.

roll out

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I slowly roll out of bed.

We roll out of bed when we get up in the morning.  Notice the following:

  1. I roll out of bed late on Sundays.
  2. When do you usually roll out of bed?