Chapter Two: WANDERING AROUND THE CITY - continued
i. idiom, phrasal verb
bundle of nerves (a) i. very nervous
I was a bundle of nerves before I took the TOEFL exam.
kick oneself (to) i. regret doing something
I could just kick myself for leaving my wallet in the restaurant last night.
keyed up i. very nervous
The tennis player was keyed up while he waited for his match to begin.
knot in ones stomach (a) i. a nervous feeling in the stomach
I had a knot in my stomach when I asked that beautiful girl for a date.
change of pace (a) i. a change from one activity to something different
Im tired of studying. How about a change of pace? Why dont we go for coffee?
wander (to) v. walk slowly, saunter, stroll
Would you like to wander through the shopping mall this afternoon?
know ones way around (to) i. be familiar with a particular area
Ive never been to this part of town before. Do you know your way around?
take in the sights (to) i. sightsee
Id like to take in the sights after we check into the hotel.
down-and-out i. destitute, very poor
The unshaven man in the dirty clothes looks down-and-out.
wrong side of the tracks (the) i. the bad section of a city
She became a millionaire even though she grew up on the wrong side of the tracks.
play it safe (to) i. be careful
I think youve had too much to drink. Lets play it safe and take a taxi home.
as far as someone knows i. to the best of ones knowledge
As far as I know, theres a bank right around the next corner.
get off the beaten path (to) i. go to an area not visited by most people
He was completely lost for two hours after he got off the beaten path.
run out of something (to) i. use up all of something
I ran out of things to do in my free time while I was living in that small town.