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doesn't exist • go for • fresh
heavy on • had to
  1. It's hard to resist cookies when they're out of the oven.
  2. Planning for the future for him.
  3. This book is a bit on the facts for me.
  4. If you say one favorite place, what would it be?
  5. She doesn't  usually parties, but I can ask her.
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Mixer #61 Favorite Food

Six people talk about the types of food they love and what cuisines they prefer.

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does not exist


That doesn't exist for me.

Here "doesn't exist" means something that we can't imagine. It is not possible for Adrienne to think about having only one favorite food. Notice the samples:

  1. I have to pass the exam. Failure doesn't exist for me.
  2. I never speak negatively of other cultures. That doesn't exist for me.

go for


I don't really go for green apples.

We use the phrase "go for" to talk about something we like. Notice the following:

  1. I usually go for clothes that are bright and colorful.
  2. Somchai almost never eats desserts. He doesn't go for sweets.



Fresh out of the oven

"Fresh" has many meanings in English, but here it means to finish something a short time ago. Food fresh out of the oven is still hot. Here are two more examples:

  1. She's fresh out of the university and looking for a job.
  2. They sold the last discount iPhone 5 minutes ago. They're fresh out.

heavy on


Really heavy on the garlic.

The phrase "heavy on" means a lot of something. See the samples below:

  1. I don't like our new English book. It's too heavy on grammar.
  2. Their new CD is heavier on hip-hop than the last one.

If I had to


If I had to say one it would be curry.

When we have to do something, it means we must do it, but we don't want to. Skip has many favorite foods, but if he has to choose only one, he must choose curry. Look at the sample sentences.

  1. I love sports, but if I had to choose one, it would be football.
  2. If they had to go again, they wouldn't travel by bus.