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all this • daily needs • spoiled
find myself • trying on
  1. Most of the kids I went to high school with were little rich kids.
  2. jeans always makes me frustrated.
  3. When I first finished university I barely had enough money for .
  4. Even though I am on a diet, I still buying junk food at the supermarket.
  5. I was an only child so I'm not used to activity in a house.
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Mixer #98 How often do you go shopping?
Listen as several people share their thoughts about shopping and what they like shopping for.
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all this

I'm not into all this walking around department stores.

The use of 'all this' lets the listener know you are talking about something in general or in a large scale. Here are a few more examples:

  1. I hate all this extra attention I am getting for being sick.
  2. I do not like all this sharing of information on social network sites.

daily needs

What I buy is usually daily needs.

'Daily needs' are things you need to live day-to-day. Daily needs can be food like milk and bread, but also health care products like shampoo or toothpaste. Here are some sample sentences:

  1. Most rich people are unaware of the daily needs of most people.
  2. If you are sick, you need someone to take care of your daily needs.

spoiled little rich kid

I used to be one of those spoiled little rich kids.

A 'spoiled little rich kid' is a young person who gets a lot of money or gifts from their parents. Here are a few sample sentences:

  1. He called me a spoiled little rich kid. That is so untrue. I work for everything.
  2. She was a spoiled little rich kid. She went shopping every day with her dad's credit card.

find myself ....ing

I find myself wondering into shops.

When you 'find yourself doing something' it means you notice yourself doing something that was unplanned and unexpected. It is something that happens naturally. Here are a few samples:

  1. I often find myself daydreaming in class.
  2. I sometimes find myself talking to myself. It is so embarrassing.

try things on (try clothing on)

I find myself trying things on.

'Trying something on' refers to putting clothes on to see if they fit or look good. In a department store, you try clothes on in the fitting room. Here are some samples:

  1. I hate trying on clothes in a department store. It is too time-consuming.
  2. Here. Try this on. I think it will look good on you.

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