Mixer Audio Notes #98 How often do you shop?

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. For example, you could say, 'I like all this extra effort you put into you work' meaning there are many things contributing to the work being done. 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. Often spoiled little rich kids get anything they want, such as video games or even cars. When you call someone a spoiled little rich kid, it is usually meant to insult someone. Here are a few sample sentences:

  1. He called me a spoiled little rich kid. That is so untrue. I work for my things.
  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 wandering into shops.

When you find yourself doing something, that means you notice yourself doing something that was unplanned and unexpected. For example, while driving, you might find yourself singing a song to the radio even though you are normally embarrassed to sing. 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. Some people like to try their clothes on in their room before going outside to see how something looks. Here are some samples:

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