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Breaking Up

Edward and Linda are in the same class at college and they are also dating. They are having an argument at school and Linda is shouting angrily at Edward...

Linda: You’re such a liar Edward! I saw the photos of you and Kate together on Instagram.

Edward: Calm down, Linda!

Linda: You went to her birthday party – Isn’t that right?

Edward: Well, she asked me nicely and I didn’t want to refuse...

Linda: But you know that I don’t like her!

Edward: That’s not fair! You don’t know her very well. She’s actually a really nice girl.

Linda: Really? Is that what you think?

Edward: You’ve got it wrong, Linda! She’s my friend... you don’t understand!

Linda: Don’t worry - I understand you very well! I’m so fed up with your lies!

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Breaking Up


Phrasal verb
Example sentence
To let down someone

To make someone disappointed when you have not fulfilled a promise.

She promised that she would be there but she let me down.

To break down

1.  To become very upset.

2.  When something stops working

1.  She broke down when she opened her results.

2.  The lift broke down.

To bring somebody/something down

1.  To make someone lose their powerful position.

2. To make something end.

1.  He brought his boss down by exposing personal emails.

2.  The rise in export prices could bring the hospitality industry down.

To bottle something up

To refuse to talk about things when someone is worried or upset.

After his father passed away, he bottled his emotions up and wouldn’t talk to anyone.

To get something across

To make someone believe or understand something

He tried to get his point across but his manager wouldn’t listen.

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